Lamorinda CERT holds Monthly Meetings on the 2nd Monday of each month. These meetings start promptly at 7 p.m. and run until about 9:30 p.m. Currently they are held by Zoom and there is a limit of 100 attendees. Each year we review the Perishable Skills that are needed in times of emergency but are easily forgotten.
Meetings will be a different topic each month and will have guest speakers and hands-on exercises most times.
Sign up for the meetings by sending an email to the registrar with your name and phone number.
Future Meeting Topics (subject to change):
December 2020: Happy Holidays, no December meeting!
January 11, 2021: Still in planning!
February 8, 2021: Still in planning!
March 8, 2021: Still in planning!
April 12, 2021: Still in planning!
May 10, 2021: Still in planning!
June 14, 2021: Flag Day – Still in planning!
July 12, 2021: Still in planning!
August 9, 2021: Still in planning!
September 13, 2021: Still in planning!
October 11, 2021: Indigenous Peoples Day (Columbus Day) – Still in planning!
November 8, 2021: Still in planning!
Past Monthly Meetings
|January 2013||Medical Treatment, Head-To-Toe-Assessment||CoCo Medical Reserve Corps|
|February 2013||Organizing Your Neighborhood and Hands-Only CPR||Beccie Kunzman – MRC|
|March 2013||Spontaneous Incident Command||Chief E. Christensen, Lafayette PD|
|April 2013||Communications With & Without Radios||Panel – Fred Lothrop Moderator|
|May 2013||Light Search and Rescue||Wesley Ayres|
|June 2013||Fire Hazards – Making Our Homes Safe||Chief R. Bradley, MOFD|
|July 2013||Basic Water Safety and Rescue Techniques||D. McCormick, Aquatic Manager, EBRPD|
|August 2013||Triage For All Ages, START & JumpSTART||Duncan Seibert|
|September 2013||Patient Transport & Packaging – Use of Backboards and C-Collars||Duncan Seibert|
|October 2013||Building Searches and Safety||Division Chief D. Lee, MOFD|
|November 2013||Home Fire Safety||Fire Marshal K. Leonard, MOFD|
|December 2013||Dealing With Children in Disasters – low quality video – 1.5 hours||Panel – L. Berkes, PhD. Moderator|
|January 2014||Gas and Electric Safety – low quality video – 102 minutes||Les Putnam and Jim Breuner, PG&E|
|February 2014||Disaster Damage Assessment||Duncan Seibert|
|March 2014||Rescue Ropes, Anchors and Knots||Bill Lew and Duncan Seibert|
|April 2014||Disaster Food and Water||Bruce Macler and CERT Instructors|
|May 2014||CWS and Nixle||Vince Martinez and Robert Priebe|
|June & July 2014||Red Cross Shelter||Briana Taylor|
|August 2014||Personal and Neighborhood Caches||Gordon Nathan|
|September 2014||Triage for All Ages||Duncan Seibert|
|October 2014||Head to Toe Assessment||Duncan Seibert|
|November 2014||Evacuation and Reporting to the EOC||Dennis Rein and Keith Riley|
|January 2015||Hazardous Materials:
First Responder Awareness
|February 2015||Understanding Fire, EMS and Police Dispatch and Staffing||Margee Freudenthal and Mark Nagel|
|March 2015||Cal-ESAR Search & Rescue||Wes Riggins|
|April 2015||Autism: First Responders Dealing with People with Special Abilities
Video courtesy of Walnut Creek CERT
|May 2015||Volunteer Intake Center||Briana Taylor and Duncan Seibert|
|June 2015||Earthquakes: Loma Prieta, Napa and the East Bay faults||Dr. David Schwartz|
|July 2015||Fire Program and Firesphere||FM Kathy Leonard and Scott Farley|
|August 2015||Volunteer Reception Center||Duncan Seibert|
|September 2015||Triffic Control||Sgt. Brian South, Moraga Police Department|
|October 2015||Disaster Food and Water||Bruce Macler and CERT Instructors|
|November 2015||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Medical
Triage, Head-to-Toe Assessment
|Duncan Seibert, Beccie Kunzman and Patti Young|
|January 2016||What’s in Your Go-Bags||Wes Ayers|
|February 2016||Disaster Damage Assessment||Wes Ayers, Wes Riggins, Duncan Seibert|
|March 2016||Pet Preparedness||Duncan Seibert|
|April 2016||Fire presentation||Kathy Leonard, Fire Marshal MOFD|
|May 2016||Heat Emergencies||Duncan Seibert|
|June 2016||Patient Packaging and Transport||Lisa Vajgrt-Smith|
|July 2016||Asthma and Anaphylaxis in Children||Mary Frazier|
|August 2016||Issues in Local Policing||Chief Eric Christensen, Lafayette Police Dept.|
|September 2016||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Communications||Eric Dausman, Fred Lothrop|
|October 2016||Fighting Wildfires – from Two Perspectives||Gordon Nathan: Logistics
Dennis Rein: Incident Management Team
|November 2016||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Medical|
|January 2017||Emerging Technologies in Disasters||Rick Palmer|
|February 2017||Rescue Ropes, Anchors and Knots||Duncan Seibert|
|March 2017||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Fire Safety Update||Dennis Rein|
|April 2017||Evacuation plans for Lamorinda and CERT’s role||Dennis Rein & Duncan Seibert|
|May 2017||Organizing Your Neighborhood – tools and tips||Patti Young & Beccie Kunzman|
|June 2017||Deployment – what to expect||Jim Breuner, Lisa Vajgrt-Smith, Briana Taylor|
|July 2017||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Damage Assessment & Unaccompanied Minor Policy||Duncan Seibert|
|August 2017||Disaster Food and Water||Bruce Macler & Julie Luckenbach|
|September 2017||Start and JumpStart Triage||Duncan Seibert|
|October 2017||Moulage||Catrina Christian & Julie Luckenbach|
|November 2017||Coping in Today’s World: Children in Disasters||Briana Taylor|
|January 2018||Re-unification of school children and re-population following a large-scale evacuation||Chief Eric Christensen|
|February 2018||Search and Rescue Experiences||Dr. Ben Ho, BC Robert Lipp, Wes Riggins|
|March 2018||Stop the Bleed||
1st presentation – Lisa Vaigrt-Smith, RN, BSN, MPH, CHP, CoCoCo MRC
2nd presentation – Evan Edminster, BSN, RN, Kaiser Vacaville
|April 2018||Fire Safety, North Bay Fires recap and Situational Awareness – being ready for Evacuation||Fire Marshal Kathy Leonard and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Dennis Rein|
|May 2018||Meet Your Police Chiefs||Chief Ben Alldritt, Lafayette; Chief Jon King, Moraga; Chief Mark Nagel, Orinda|
|June 2018||Water Safety||EBRPD Lifeguard|
|July 2018||Triage – Review||Lamorinda CERT Instructors|
|August 2018||Large Animal Rescue||Jim Breuner, Elaine Baker|
|September 2018||Bring Your Stuff Workshop||Lamorinda CERT Instructors|
|October 2018||2018 Great ShakeOut Communications||Dennis Rein, Eric & Cathy Dausman|
|November 2018||Drones and Emerging Technologies in Disasters||Rick Palmer|
|January 2019||Search & Rescue Exercise||Wes Riggins|
|February 2019||Wildfire Evacuation||Chief Dave Winnacker, MOFD|
|March 2019||Neighborhood Preparedness & Organization||Diana Wilde|
|April 2019||Meet the Chiefs||Chiefs: Dave Winnacker, MOFD; Ben Alldritt, LPD; Mark Nagle, OPD; Jon King, MPD|
|May 2019||Stop the Bleed|
|June 2019||Reunification of Children||Michelle Heckle, CHEM|
|July 2019||Disaster Food and Water||Bruce Macler & Julie Luckenbach|
|August 2019||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Fire Safety and SAR||CERT Instructor Panel|
|September 2019||Traffic & Crowd Control||Chief Ben Alldritt, LPD|
|October 2019||Radio Communications – getting ready for Light Up the San Francisco Bay areawide CERT radio exercise||CERT & LARIG|
|January 2020||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Triage for All Ages||Duncan Seibert|
|May 2020||Points of Distribution||Duncan Seibert|
|June 2020||Wildfire Preparedness – Use Password: 3K=I7&7c
Fuel Mitigation information:
|Chief Dave Winnacker, MOFD|
|August 2020||Recognizing / Responding to Autism: A Guide for First Responders||Danielle Bell|
|September 2020||Lamorinda Village||Andy Amstutz|
|October 2020||Fire Prevention, Fuels Management and Firewise Communities||Chiefs and Fire Marshal panel|
|November 2020||Red Cross||Diana Graham|