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The CERT program offers valuable insight into the first few critical hours following an emergency related event and how individuals can become empowered to better prepare to sustain themselves, their families and their communities.

 When emergencies happen, Lamorinda CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of their communities.

Wes Riggins

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of longtime Lamorinda CERT instructor, Wes Riggins. Wes taught Light Search and Rescue for many years. Wes was also heavily involved with the CAL-OES Explorer Search and Rescue Team, CAL-ESAR, serving in many...

2023 CERT Thank You Party for Instructors, Sponsors, and Staff

On July 9, 2023, Lamorinda CERT hosted a party to say thanks to the instructors, sponsors, and staff who make the program work! Without all of these people, Lamorinda CERT couldn't be the dynamic program that it is. Summer is always a tough time for schedules so we...

Great California ShakeOut 10/20/2022

The Great California ShakeOut is happening at 10:20am on 10-20-2022. We will set up a communications unit at the Moraga Town EOC.  We will conduct directed HAM and GMRS nets for the Lamorinda area and collect locational information from responders. There will be a...

Water Drum & Fire Extinguisher Sale

A sale is now open for pickup on August 12 or 13 in Moraga or El Cerrito. We have 4 sizes of water drums, 2 sizes of fire extinguishers, utility shutoff tools, radios and more. Go to: Sale closes on August 4, 2022.

GMRS Repeater Drill – May 4, 2022

Net control at the Orinda Community Center Plaza. Julie, Net Control, on the left with microphone surrounded by scribes and other helpers.

FCC License Fees drop to $35 effective April 19, 2022

This Public Notice announces that the new application fee rates for the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, codified at 47 CFR § 1.1102, will become effective on April 19, 2022. this applies to HAM and GMRS licenses....

Lamorinda CERT GMRS radio users needed!!

WHAT:  Lamorinda Community GMRS Emergency Communications Radio Net WHEN:  Wednesday, May 4, 2022 7:00 pm WHERE:  Anywhere in Lamorinda On May 4th at 7pm, Lamorinda CERT, in conjunction with the Lafayette Area Radio Interest Group (LARIG) and MOFD, will conduct a radio...

New Message Form for Radio Use

Communications during a disaster is critical and challenging. The traditional way to send messages was with a 3-part, carbon interleaved form called an ICS 213. This form has a place for a message and a reply plus the To: and From: and Date/Time fields, etc. Today,...

Wildfire Planning Meeting links

The January 2021 Monthly Meeting was all about Wildfire Planning. There is a video of the Zoom meeting on the Meetings page and all of the links presented during the meeting are in this document:

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Our offices are within the Fire District’s Administration Building at: 1280 Moraga Way  Moraga, CA 94556-1115