SOS Products Summer Sale on CERT Items

There is a summer sale at SOS Products on selected CERT items, here are some featured items.  The T-shirts are a really good deal, but quantities are limited.IMG_2197

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Chili Cookoff on Aug 26th

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Back to School Preparedness

With young adults getting ready to leave home to attend college, it is a perfect time to help them with preparedness away from home.  www.sosproducts.com has One-Day and 3-day student kits available,
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Ham Radio License Class- Benicia

The Benicia Amateur Radio Club (BARC) would like to invite CERT team members to join other fellow CERT members from throughout Northern California at our accelerated one-day licensing class in Benicia. Historically over 90% of attendees pass the on-site FCC licensing exam administered by federally accredited examiners immediately at the conclusion of class.

When:            October 7, 2017, 7:30AM-5:00 PM
Where:           Benicia Senior Center, 1201 East 2nd Street, Benicia, CA 94510
Cost:              $30. Includes all study material, venue, refreshments, handouts, freebies and the federally required exam fee. All instructors and facilitators are volunteers.
Access:         Our facility has full handicap access.

Info/Signup: Online at http://www.BeniciaARC.com. Class size is limited, register promptly.
Questions:   hamradioclass@beniciaarc.com or Ham Class Registrar, Art Mayoff, (707) 746-5858
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CERT Refresher Training & Annual BBQ

High clouds and a steady breeze made for cooler conditions for this years BBQ which also coincided with CERT refresher training for the first time.  Turnout was lighter this year but a good time was had by all that attended.  Happy to see new faces from Belmont and Foster City.  Badminton and cornhole tossing were added to the sports lineup, along with the water balloon toss.
Photos have been uploaded on our Photo Album.

Belmont National Night Out 2017

Another first Tuesday of August has come and gone. Weather was nice and there was a good turnout at the Carlmont location, with some interested folks signing up for additional information on upcoming CERT classes.  Congrats to Frank and Cindy for scoring some good raffle prizes!  Photos are on our online Photo Album.
(NOTE: Anyone with photos from the other locations?  If so, let me know)

Redwood City/San Carlos CERT Refresher Training

This CERT Refresher Training is for Redwood City and San Carlos CERT members, family and friends.  This CERT Refresher includes: ICP Set up, Triage, Treatment and Communications Training.
This half day training will be followed by our annual CERT BBQ.

Date: Saturday, August 5th
Time: 8:00am to 11:00am
Location:  Marlin Park, Redwood City (Redwood Shores)
(Across from 500 Cringle Dr., Redwood City, 94065)
Please RSVP by August 3nd, to Christy Adonis cadonis@redwoodcity.org

Required Equipment List  (Limited number of Free CERT backpack starter kits available on day of training)

Our refresher training will consist of a simulated Multi Casualty incident at a remote park location.  Reports say there are numerous victims with minor to traumatic injury.  CERT participants will be expected to form their Command Post (ICP) and assemble the following teams.

  • Size-up
  • Communications
  • Triage
  • Treatment Area

The Drill will also incorporate the possibility of simulated transfer of command to include an incident update.

Time for the Annual CERT BBQ

BBQ Special Invitation
Date: August 5th, 2017
Location: Marlin Park, Redwood City (Redwood Shores)
(Across from 500 Cringle Dr., Redwood City, 94065)
11:00am – 3:00pm
Please RSVP by August 3th, to Christy Adonis cadonis@redwoodcity.org

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Delicious Chicken, Ribs, Portobello Mushroom Steaks
Drinks, Salads and all the fixings…..

Games and Fun
Corn Hole, Bocce Ball, Volley Ball, Water Balloon Toss, & Scavenger Hunt

Lunch begins hot off the grill at 12:00
Games and Prizes 1:00-3:00

BBQ is FREE!!
All we ask is you bring a side dish to share serving 4-6 people.  Please use the list below as a guide, and please do not overpurchase. 

If your last name begins with:
A-E      Please bring dessert
F-Z      Please bring a side dish

Also, please bring a smile, kind words, a good friend or family member!!!
Be prepared; bring a picnic blanket or folding chair, sunblock etc…

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National Night Out this Tuesday

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July Meeting- Belmont CERT

Capt Halleran discussed:
>National Night Out on August 1, 2017 at eleven locations in Belmont.  CERT members are encouraged to visit locations other than Carlmont
>A reminder that we hope to have good participation for the Urban Shield CERT team evaluation/competition on September 9, 2017
>Family & Friends CPR training event on September 23, 2017  Good opportunity to help out with this public training activity.

Guest speaker was our own Cindy B. recounting her experiences during Operation Seasick, an FBI training exercise conducted in Oakland in early June.  Thnaks to Cindy for such an excellent presentation.