PO Box 1500
Corona del Mar, CA
92625

Info@cdmra.org

Volunteers working since 1987 to protect, preserve and improve our community's quality of life


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Updated August 5, 2016

2016 Neighborhood Drill Photo Album. Take a look here.

Now on Facebook. Be sure to LIKE us.

New video: Importance of Social Media in Disasters
View time approximately 3 minutes.

This clip is an extract from Sandy Smolan's documentary "The Human Face of Big Data", and was provided to NBCERT Volunteers to help promote the use of social media in emergency and disaster situations. For more information, please visit http://sandysmolan.com/documentaries.html

Help Wanted . . . NBCERT Board and Committee Members

  • Board/Committee Application here
  • Administration Committee Application here

We have two immediate openings on our Board of Directors (see below). Additionally, we would like to begin rotating new CERT volunteers on to our Board so that our existing board members can mentor the next group coming in.

  • Neighborhood Liaison (coordinates activities for city-wide team training, drills and other educational activities)
  • Logistics (supplies inventory management and CERT Trailer maintenance and activation)

We also have a variety of openings on our various committees:

  • Administration (phone calls, word processing, filing, etc.) Please use the Admin Application form here
  • Technology (hardware, communications, social media, etc.)
  • Training (assist with and help out at any/all of our CERT classes)
  • Event Planning (help plan events like State of CERT, Disaster Expo, Community Outreach Booths, etc.)
  • Marketing (community outreach opportunities for both CERT and non-CERT residents)

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MASTER CALENDAR - UPCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Master Event Calendar Printable Version . . . available here

WEEKLY

  • Radio Communications Opportunities for CERT Comms
    • Mondays @ 7:30pm RACES Weekly Net Control on NBRACES2 (Channel 2)
    • Wednesdays @ 7:00pm CERT Comm Informal Radio Practice on NBRACES2 (Channel 2)

AUGUST

  • No RACES Monthly Meeting
  • August 2 CERT Booth @ National Night Out BBQ & Fair @ Bonita Canyon Sports Park (Flyer here)
  • CANCELLED: August 10 @ 6:30pm: CERT COMM Quarterly Meeting
  • August 16/18/20:  Backyard Survival (Wilderness) Training – Details here (RSVP Here)

SEPTEMBER…NATIONAL DISASTER PREPAREDNESS MONTH

  • TBD ALERTOC Notification Test
  • September 8 @ 7:00pm: RACES Monthly Meeting @ NBPD Auditorium (CERT Comms Welcome)
  • September 10 8th Annual Disaster Preparedness Expo & Green on Green Expo – Civic Center Green (RSVP here)
  • September 13 @ 6:30pm: All Hands Meeting (Red Cross Personnel) @ Friends Room, Central Library
  • September 29 @ 6:30pm:  CERT Fall Training Classes (T/Th Evenings) @ Station #7

To RSVP for any of these events, of if you have any questions, email NBCERT Board here 

2016 Master Event Calendar Printable Version . . . available here.

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Volunteer Information Change Form: click here
Use this form to report any changes to your contact information (email, phone or mailing address) so you don't miss out on CERT news and activities.

2015 YE CERT Stats . . . Click here

Contact Information . . . click here

Follow us on Twitter @ Twitter.com\NBCERTBoard

Like us on Facebook @ Facebook.com\nbcertvolunteers

CERT Newsletters:

Disaster Preparedness Presentations
The Fire Department offers disaster preparedness presentations for community and homeowner associations, civic groups, schools and businesses.  Presentations range from 15 minutes to 3 hours and are tailored to meet your group's needs. To schedule a disaster preparedness presentation for your group by email, click here or call (949) 644-3112.

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

2016 State of CERT Winners

  • CERT Neighborhood of the Year: Crystal Cove Homeowners Association lead by Barbara Lakin
  • CERT Spirit of the Year Award: Ed and Sue Siebel from Team Balboa Island
  • CERT Emergency Communications Volunteer of the Year Award: Albert Gonzalez from Team Irvine Terrace
  • Kevin Pryor Memorial CERT Instructor of the Year Award: Fire Engineer Matt Ambrose
  • CERT Volunteer of the Year Award: James Ward from Team Newport Heights
  • CERT Special Recognition Lifesaving Award (CPR/AED assistance at Balboa Ferry on Labor Day): David Beek from Team Bayside Village

2016 State of CERT Video here.
2016 State of CERT Slideshow here.

2016 State of CERT Presentation here.

 

2015 FEMA Winner: OC CERT MUTUAL AID (CMAP) TEAM

Oange County CERT Mutual Aid Team Wins FEMA's Highest Honors for Preparedness Program Initiatives
September 8, 2015: The OC CERT Mutual Aid Team, Co-chaired by NBFD's Community Preparedness Coordinator Matt Brisbois, will be honored in Washington DC today for their initiative and unique programs in the area of disaster preparedness.
More information can be found in the city's press release here
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You can also read the FEMA Brief here
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HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: A ONE-STOP RESOURCE CENTER

  • CERT Stats, as of Fall 2015: Click here
  • CERTS in YOUR Neighborhood:  For a listing of other CERTS in your neighborhood/HOA, click here to email your request
  • Neighorhood Planning Guideline - click here
  • Draft Project Plan - click here
  • Neighborhood Flyer Template - click here
    • If you want the Word doc version so you can modify it for your neighborhood, click here to email your request
  • Draft Neighborhood Emergency Supplies List - click here
  • Supplies List with Pricing & Cost Extensions - Courtesy of Irvine Terrace Community) - click here
  • Supplies List with Pricing & Cost Extensions - Courtesy of Cameo Community - click here
    • If you want the Excel xlsx version so you can modify it for your neighborhood, click here to email your request
  • Draft Emergency Response Plan - click here
  • Draft CERT Comm Plan - click here
  • Way-finding Sign Sample (proposed by Laura Curran) - click here

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS & LINKS

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CERT CONTACTS


City of Newport Beach Fire Department
Email:  NBCERT@NBFD.NET
Phone:  (949) 644-3112  



NB CERT Board of Directors
Email: NBCertBoard@gmail.c
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Facebook NBCERTVolunteers

Contact & Resource Information . . . click here

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NBCERT Awards

2012 FEMA: Outstanding CERT Initiatives & Honorable Mention for Volunteer Integration

2013 WHITE HOUSE: CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE - RESLIENCY & PREPAREDNESS

 

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WHAT'S MISSING
If there are other resources you would like to see on this page, let us know.  Email NBCertBoard@gmail.com with your suggestions.


MEMBER?
We encourage all CdM CERTS to also be members of the CdM Residents Association.  To join, click here.

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