About CERT

CERT: Community Emergency Response Team

Marinwood CERT established in 2009 for Marinwood and Lucas Valley, CA.

A national disaster preparedness program and part of FEMA and Homeland Security.

Marinwood CERT defined for your community.

The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

CERT BACKGROUND:

The Community Emergency Response Team concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985.  CERT is a proud partner of Citizen Corps which is part of Homeland Security and the effort to have everyone in America prepare, train, and volunteer.Citizen-Corp For more information on Citizen Corps go to: Citizens Corps

Marinwood CERT Mission Statement

The purpose for forming Marinwood CERT is to prepare Marinwood residents to take care of themselves and their neighbors in the event of a major disaster when the fire department and other first responders will be overwhelmed and unavailable for a prolonged period.MARINWOOD-logo-200_133-Web

The objective is to reduce the loss of life and permanent injuries that may result from a major disaster by training ourselves to respond in an organized and disciplined manner providing the most benefit to the greatest number of people.

lionsclub logoThe Marinwood CERT Program is an initiative lead by the Las Gallinas Lions Club located at the Marinwood Community Center. Learn more at: www.lg-lions.com In partnership with the Marinwood Fire Department and www.ReadyMarin.org  ready-marin-logoca-marinwood-logo_psd

The first step for your own household:

Ready Marin Checklist Bundle  review, print it out and get started!

For additional information or if you are interested in volunteering, please email us at: info@MarinwoodCert.com

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For all general information or if you are interested in joining our CERT program you can reach us at info@MarinwoodCERT.com

You can return your completed questionnaire in one of three ways:

  • Mail it to Marinwood Community Center, 575 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Fax it to (415) 473-7145
  • Scan and email it to info@marinwoodCERT.com (PDF or JPG)

From all of us, thank you for your interest in Marinwood CERT.

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Checklists & Worksheets ready-marin-logo

Everything you can possibly need in terms of information and resources is in one complete worksheet & check list.

Every household should have one of these on their refrigerator!

Click here: Ready Marin Checklist Bundle

Produced by the San Rafael Office of Emergency Services (OES), A complete worksheet and checklist for Fire, Earthquake, Emergency Supply Checklist, Crime Prevention, and all emergency websites and phone numbers.

Additional Must have Resources:  Check out Ready Marin 

Ready Marin Website

Survival Kit Check List

What Foods to Store

Storing Water Guidelines 

Prepare for a Wildfire

American Red Cross Disaster Apps

American Red Cross Earthquake Checklist

Get Ready Quick

 


Disaster Professionals No.1 rule:

Be prepared to survive for at least 72 hours in our homes. Get Ready Cover

The Get Ready Marin Disaster Preparedness Program a 2 hour class offered online and throughout Marin is designed to fill three important needs, making it as easy as possible for a household to become prepared for a disaster. These needs are:

  1. Disaster Survival Knowledge
    We have developed a two-hour training course that includes a take-home manual. At the conclusion you’ll know what to do before, during and after a regional disaster.
  2. Emergency Equipment and Supplies
    We will provide you with a shopping list so you can assemble an emergency supply kit or you can purchase a ready-made kit at the training session.
  3. Food and Water to Last Three Days
    The size of this emergency reserve is determined by the number of people in your household. We’ll provide you with a shopping list so you can assemble your own or you can purchase ready-made modules.

For more information go to the Get Ready Marin Website: http://www.readymarin.org/ For classes in San Rafael you can also call 415-458-5002 or email SanRafaelPrepare@cityofsanrafael.org. They prefer you organize a meeting for your neighborhood for a simple two hour class. But you can also take this class online individually.


Get Involved:

The best way for you to help CERT efforts in our community is to: Use our Questionnaire, fill it out, and return it to the Marinwood CERT Committee. It’s easy, fast, and could help our response teams save lives in an emergency.

You can return your completed questionnaire in one of three ways:

  • Mail it to Marinwood Community Center, 575 Miller Creek Road, San Rafael, CA 94903
  • Fax it to (415) 473-7145
  • Scan and email it to info@marinwoodCERT.com (PDF or JPG)

This information is only for the Marinwood CERT program and will not be shared with anyone else.

For additional information or if you are interested in volunteering, please email us at: info@MarinwoodCERT.com

Thank you for your help in preparing our community and supporting the CERT program!


COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) TRAININGcert training

In the event of disaster first responders will be overwhelmed and unable to respond to all the emergency needs of our residents as quickly as desired. Recognizing this, CERT training programs prepare residents to work as a team and take care of their neighborhoods. This program will give you the tools and the education to help yourself and your neighbors.

By taking a CERT class you will learn:

  • Teamwork and doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people after a disaster
  • Disaster psychology
  • Fire prevention, safety, and suppression
  • Search and rescue
  • Disaster medicine (first aid certification is a separate class)
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • How to organize a CERT team in your neighborhood

HOW TO BECOME CERT TRAINED

With a small investment of time & money, typically one weekend and a cost of $45. you can be trained to help your community in the event of an emergency or disaster. Marin County offers a new CERT training each month.

Being CERT trained is empowering, fun, and a great way to meet your neighbors!

CERT Calendar for Marin County

Tamales Jan 7
Novato Feb 11ready-marin-logo
Kentfield Mar 25
Mill Valley Apr 1
San Rafael Apr 22
Nicasio May 13
Novato Oct 10
Mill Valley Oct 28
Nicasio Oct 14
San Rafael Nov 4

Dates are subject to change. Please visit the calendar below to confirm event details. If you have questions, call Maggie Lang, Marin County CERT Coordinator at (Office) 415 485-3409 or (Cell) 415 279-6529. Subscribe to our News & Events blog to get notifications of upcoming CERT training classes.

Learn more at:

http://ReadyMarin.org/cert/

Online Registration: www.Readymarin.org/calendar

Mail Registration: http://bit.ly/1D1EOiP

 


 

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