Our initial CMAP class for West Orange County CERT was a complete success, This class was based on the updated July 2018 CERT Mutual Aid Program materials released by Orange County CMAP, and it produced 6 new WOCC Level A candidates. A huge thanks to our class facilitators Kris Moskowitz, Michelle Hosejsi, Art Remnet from […]
West County CERT provides our CERT Basic Training Academy once or twice a year based mostly on requests from the community. Check for our upcoming training dates and sign-up here to be notified of our next Training Academy
Below we've added some our additional "spot" training on various topics that may be of interest. Please take a look.
Congratulations and a warm welcome to the 60 new CERT Academy graduates and thank each of you for showing up and digging in to the weekend. We all learned a lot and had some fun and met some new friends while we were at it. And a HUGE thanks to all the CERT Members who […]
On the second weekend we start off with a always great pot-luck dinner with the class and then dive into both disaster psychology and how CERT responds to terrorism (hint: report what you see happening and then leave the terrorist activity to the professionals) with some tips on how to keep yourself and family safe. […]
The first weekend of our August CERT Academy went very well with more than 60 participants taking part. If you have been watching our West County CERT Facebook group, you would have seen some near live updates from both Friday and Saturday. Check out the the fun photos from Friday evening and Saturday below. Upcoming CERT Academy If you are interested […]
Filling and effectively deploying sandbags is an easy process, if you know how. The keys are: Don’t over fill. Sandbags should be filled to about 1/3 full so they can be easily moved and placed. Overlap the open of tied end with the next sandbag and stomp in place. When deploying a row on top […]
All wonderful, drought ending rain we have received in California this season has filled our lakes and reservoirs, and greatly improved the ground water levels throughout the State. It’s been wonderful. Of course there is always a reaction to any set of events. In this case, all of the rain has created what is sure […]