Big Bear Valley CERT Activated

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 16, 2013 – On February 7, 2013 Big Bear CERT members were activated by the San Bernardino County Fire Office of Emergency Services.  There were 51 active CERT members who responded to the activation.  Their main duties were to support the Bear Valley Unified School District.  CERT was asked to stand down the next … [Read more...]

CERT Training Class Cancelled

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 15, 2012, 2pm - The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training class that was scheduled for this week has been cancelled until further notice. Big Bear News was notified early Monday afternoon that there were not enough residents signed up for the class, therefore, due to the lack of interest, the CERT Training … [Read more...]

CERT Training Class Scheduled

Big Bear Lake, CA, October 10, 2012, 6am - The Big Bear Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is having their next Training Class  on Monday October 15th through Friday October 19th from 6pm until 10pm. Graduation and swearing in will take place on Monday, October 22nd. If you have neighbors or friends who would like to go through the … [Read more...]

Installation Of Big Bear Valley CERT Officers

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Big Bear City, CA, August 2, 2012, noon - The Big Bear Valley Community Emergency Response Team recently elected their new Executive Board for 2012-2013. The President is McKenzie Simmons, the Vice President is Tina Nazarian, Yomar Cleary is the Secretary and Sharon Strandberg is the Treasurer. Michael Ramirez from the Office of Emergency … [Read more...]

Community Emergency Response Team Meeting

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Big Bear Lake, CA, March 19, 2012, noon - The Big Bear Valley Community Emergency Response Team (BBV-CERT) will have its  first meeting of the year on Monday, March 26, 2011.  The meeting will start at 6:30pm at the Bear Valley Senior Center in Big Bear Lake.  The training will be reviewing how the Big Bear Valley is divided into four Divisions, … [Read more...]

Community Emergency Response Team Presents Awards To Members

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Big Bear Lake, CA, Friday, December 16, 2011, noon - The Big Bear Valley Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) presented awards to members at their recent holiday party. Norma Grimes was recognized as Volunteer of the Year and presented with a plaque for her dedication and many hours spent compiling CERT member’s hours, keeping track of the … [Read more...]

CERT Class Beginning July 18

Big Bear, Ca July 14, 2011 8:00 am - Fire Departments in Big Bear Valley are currently offering Community Emergency Response Team courses.  The CERT program is designed to train members of the community as emergency service volunteers.  Once trained, CERT volunteers respond to disaster situations by fanning out within their neighborhood putting … [Read more...]

Class Dates Set For C.E.R.T. Program

Big Bear City, CA, June 27, 2011, 8:00am - Fire Departments in Big Bear Valley are currently offering Community Emergency Response Team courses.  The CERT program is designed to train members of the community as emergency service volunteers.  Once trained, CERT volunteers respond to disaster situations by fanning out within their neighborhood … [Read more...]

33 More People Trained Through The Community Emergency Response Team Program

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The latest round of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) classes finished last week.  Participants learned how to triage, basic first aid, how to respond to different emergencies, and how to be prepared for such emergencies.  The Fire Explorers help out with the class, and act as victims in simulations.  Participants practice splinting in … [Read more...]

Big Bear CERT Wants to Train You

 Big Bear, Ca February 27, 2011 6:00 pm - The Big Bear Community Emergency Response Team program wants to train you to respond in case of an emergency.  CERT volunteers help by putting out small fires, turning off gas lines, providing light search and rescue, and administering first aid in their neighborhoods during disasters.  Trained CERT … [Read more...]