Tag: Community Emergency Response Team

Community Emergency Response Team Meeting

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, and within each of the Divisions are neighborhood teams. Attendance is open to all CERT members and any Big Bear Valley residents interested in learning more about CERT and its activities. All members will receive a CERT manual on a CD with all the Big Bear Valley CERT information and forms. The Big Bear Valley Community Emergency Response Team is a community based group of volunteers that in times of disaster are prepared to respond to emergency situations in the Big Bear valley, fanning out in their neighborhoods, assessing damage, shutting of any potential gas or water leaks, and assisting with emergency services. CERT members can give critical support to first responders, and provide immediate assistance to victims. The next CERT training class is scheduled for the week of April 2, 2012. To register call the Big Bear City Fire Department at 585-2362....

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Community Emergency Response Team Presents Awards To Members

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 changing status of members, and information on incoming members.  Also recognized with a plaque was Art Langer was recognized for his four years of active membership as President, Vice President and Treasurer with over 600 volunteer hours in the program.   Bob Kawka was recognized for his chairmanship as Training Coordinator for the last four years.  With his committee they set up all the monthly training classes and the annual field exercises.  The next Big Bear Valley CERT meeting is scheduled for March 26, 2011 at 6:00 pm at the Big Bear Senior...

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Field Day Training In Big Bear City

Big Bear City, CA, September 12, 2011, 3:00pm– On Saturday, September 10th, 2011, the Big Bear Valley Community Emergency Response Team, CERT, conducted a five hour training exercise at the CSD Paradise Yard in Big Bear City to implement their training knowledge. The training included three scenarios:  conduct a search and rescue of a victim within a steel building in the dark; damage assessment of houses and buildings; and the proper use of a compass with a scenario to report to their Command Center. The main objective of the field day was to test the communication abilities of members and their knowledge of the communication process used by CERT. Field teams communicated information by FSR radios or by Ham radio back to their Division Leaders, who then relayed that information to the Command Center. The Command Center had a copy of all the scenarios to check the accuracy of the reporting from the CERT members. It was “a very successful” training exercise according to CERT Secretary Yomar...

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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 out small fires, turning off natural gas inlets to damaged homes, performing light search and rescue, and administering basic first aid.  Since the CERT program started in 1998, there have been over 250 class graduates with Area Representatives and Team Leaders established throughout Big Bear Valley.  More participation is still needed.  As many residents know, Big Bear Valley has seen fires, floods, and earthquakes.  Local fire agencies want everyone to be prepared and well trained for disaster situations. On-going training is provided to CERT members on a regular basis, they have become a very important element in the disaster preparedness plan of Big Bear Valley. The CERT program is a series of five courses, four hours each, providing hands-on training in Emergency Preparedness, Medical Aids, Fire Suppression Techniques, Light Search and Rescue, and Communications/Team Building Skills.  Classes are open to all Valley residents at a no cost.  The next series of classes begins July 18, 2011 at the Big Bear City Fire Department.  Registration is required as class size is limited.  To register, call the Big Bear City Fire Department at (909) 585-2362. Big Bear City...

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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 putting out small fires, turning off natural gas inlets to damaged homes, performing light search and rescue, and administering basic first aid. Since the CERT program started in 1998, there have been over 250 class graduates.  Area Representatives and Team Leaders have been established throughout Big Bear Valley.  More participation is still needed.  As many residents know, Big Bear Valley has seen fires, floods, and earthquakes.  Local fire agencies want everyone to be prepared and well trained for disaster situations. On-going training is provided to CERT members on a regular basis, they have become a very important element in the disaster preparedness plan of Big Bear Valley. The CERT program is a series of five courses, four hours each, providing hands-on training in Emergency Preparedness, Medical Aids, Fire Suppression Techniques, Light Search and Rescue, and Communications/Team Building Skills.  Classes are open to all Valley residents at a no cost.  The next full series of classes will begin on July 18 at the Big Bear City Fire Department.  Sign-up early, class size is limited.  To register, call the Big Bear City...

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