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. In 2021 we will be previewing the new course modules that will be used the next time we can have in person classes. There is significant new material in these updated classes.
YouTube recording are normally available by Wednesday following the meeting. Check the “Media” column, below, for a link.
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):
February 8, 2021: CERT Emergency Communications – New class preview
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!
December 2021: Happy Holidays, no December meeting!
Past Monthly Meetings
|February 2021||CERT Emergency Communications||Duncan Seibert and Dr. Don Prosnitz|
|January 2021||Community Wildfire Protection Plan, Evacuation Zones, MOFD Fire Code changes, community program updates||Chief, Fire Marshal and Emergency Preparedness Coordinator panel|
|November 2020||Red Cross||Diana Graham|
|October 2020||Fire Prevention, Fuels Management and Firewise Communities||Chiefs and Fire Marshal panel|
|September 2020||Lamorinda Village||Andy Amstutz|
|August 2020||Recognizing / Responding to Autism: A Guide for First Responders||Danielle Bell|
|June 2020||Wildfire Preparedness – Use Password: 3K=I7&7c
Fuel Mitigation information:
|Chief Dave Winnacker, MOFD|
|May 2020||Points of Distribution||Duncan Seibert|
|January 2020||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Triage for All Ages||Duncan Seibert|
|October 2019||Radio Communications – getting ready for Light Up the San Francisco Bay areawide CERT radio exercise||CERT & LARIG|
|September 2019||Traffic & Crowd Control||Chief Ben Alldritt, LPD|
|August 2019||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Fire Safety and SAR||CERT Instructor Panel|
|July 2019||Disaster Food and Water||Bruce Macler & Julie Luckenbach|
|June 2019||Reunification of Children||Michelle Heckle, CHEM|
|May 2019||Stop the Bleed|
|April 2019||Meet the Chiefs||Chiefs: Dave Winnacker, MOFD; Ben Alldritt, LPD; Mark Nagle, OPD; Jon King, MPD|
|March 2019||Neighborhood Preparedness & Organization||Diana Wilde|
|February 2019||Wildfire Evacuation||Chief Dave Winnacker, MOFD|
|January 2019||Search & Rescue Exercise||Wes Riggins|
|November 2018||Drones and Emerging Technologies in Disasters||Rick Palmer|
|October 2018||2018 Great ShakeOut Communications||Dennis Rein, Eric & Cathy Dausman|
|September 2018||Bring Your Stuff Workshop||Lamorinda CERT Instructors|
|August 2018||Large Animal Rescue||Jim Breuner, Elaine Baker|
|July 2018||Triage – Review||Lamorinda CERT Instructors|
|June 2018||Water Safety||EBRPD Lifeguard|
|May 2018||Meet Your Police Chiefs||Chief Ben Alldritt, Lafayette; Chief Jon King, Moraga; Chief Mark Nagel, Orinda|
|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|
|March 2018||Stop the Bleed||
1st presentation – Lisa Vaigrt-Smith, RN, BSN, MPH, CHP, CoCoCo MRC
2nd presentation – Evan Edminster, BSN, RN, Kaiser Vacaville
|February 2018||Search and Rescue Experiences||Dr. Ben Ho, BC Robert Lipp, Wes Riggins|
|January 2018||Re-unification of school children and re-population following a large-scale evacuation||Chief Eric Christensen|
|November 2017||Coping in Today’s World: Children in Disasters||Briana Taylor|
|October 2017||Moulage||Catrina Christian & Julie Luckenbach|
|September 2017||Start and JumpStart Triage||Duncan Seibert|
|August 2017||Disaster Food and Water||Bruce Macler & Julie Luckenbach|
|July 2017||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Damage Assessment & Unaccompanied Minor Policy||Duncan Seibert|
|June 2017||Deployment – what to expect||Jim Breuner, Lisa Vajgrt-Smith, Briana Taylor|
|May 2017||Organizing Your Neighborhood – tools and tips||Patti Young & Beccie Kunzman|
|April 2017||Evacuation plans for Lamorinda and CERT’s role||Dennis Rein & Duncan Seibert|
|March 2017||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Fire Safety Update||Dennis Rein|
|February 2017||Rescue Ropes, Anchors and Knots||Duncan Seibert|
|January 2017||Emerging Technologies in Disasters||Rick Palmer|
|November 2016||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Medical|
|October 2016||Fighting Wildfires – from Two Perspectives||Gordon Nathan: Logistics
Dennis Rein: Incident Management Team
|September 2016||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Communications||Eric Dausman, Fred Lothrop|
|August 2016||Issues in Local Policing||Chief Eric Christensen, Lafayette Police Dept.|
|July 2016||Asthma and Anaphylaxis in Children||Mary Frazier|
|June 2016||Patient Packaging and Transport||Lisa Vajgrt-Smith|
|May 2016||Heat Emergencies||Duncan Seibert|
|April 2016||Fire presentation||Kathy Leonard, Fire Marshal MOFD|
|March 2016||Pet Preparedness||Duncan Seibert|
|February 2016||Disaster Damage Assessment||Wes Ayers, Wes Riggins, Duncan Seibert|
|January 2016||What’s in Your Go-Bags||Wes Ayers|
|November 2015||Perishable Skill Refresher Series – Medical
Triage, Head-to-Toe Assessment
|Duncan Seibert, Beccie Kunzman and Patti Young|
|October 2015||Disaster Food and Water||Bruce Macler and CERT Instructors|
|September 2015||Traffic Control||Sgt. Brian South, Moraga Police Department|
|August 2015||Volunteer Reception Center||Duncan Seibert|
|July 2015||Fire Program and Firesphere||FM Kathy Leonard and Scott Farley|
|June 2015||Earthquakes: Loma Prieta, Napa and the East Bay faults||Dr. David Schwartz|
|May 2015||Volunteer Intake Center||Briana Taylor and Duncan Seibert|
|April 2015||Autism: First Responders Dealing with People with Special Abilities
Video courtesy of Walnut Creek CERT
|March 2015||Cal-ESAR Search & Rescue||Wes Riggins|
|February 2015||Understanding Fire, EMS and Police Dispatch and Staffing||Margee Freudenthal and Mark Nagel|
|January 2015||Hazardous Materials:
First Responder Awareness
|November 2014||Evacuation and Reporting to the EOC||Dennis Rein and Keith Riley|
|October 2014||Head to Toe Assessment||Duncan Seibert|
|September 2014||Triage for All Ages||Duncan Seibert|
|August 2014||Personal and Neighborhood Caches||Gordon Nathan|
|June & July 2014||Red Cross Shelter||Briana Taylor|
|May 2014||CWS and Nixle||Vince Martinez and Robert Priebe|
|April 2014||Disaster Food and Water||Bruce Macler and CERT Instructors|
|March 2014||Rescue Ropes, Anchors and Knots||Bill Lew and Duncan Seibert|
|February 2014||Disaster Damage Assessment||Duncan Seibert|
|January 2014||Gas and Electric Safety – low quality video – 102 minutes||Les Putnam and Jim Breuner, PG&E|
|December 2013||Dealing With Children in Disasters – low quality video – 1.5 hours||Panel – L. Berkes, PhD. Moderator|
|November 2013||Home Fire Safety||Fire Marshal K. Leonard, MOFD|
|October 2013||Building Searches and Safety||Division Chief D. Lee, MOFD|
|September 2013||Patient Transport & Packaging – Use of Backboards and C-Collars||Duncan Seibert|
|August 2013||Triage For All Ages, START & JumpSTART||Duncan Seibert|
|July 2013||Basic Water Safety and Rescue Techniques||D. McCormick, Aquatic Manager, EBRPD|
|June 2013||Fire Hazards – Making Our Homes Safe||Chief R. Bradley, MOFD|
|May 2013||Light Search and Rescue||Wesley Ayres|
|April 2013||Communications With & Without Radios||Panel – Fred Lothrop Moderator|
|March 2013||Spontaneous Incident Command||Chief E. Christensen, Lafayette PD|
|February 2013||Organizing Your Neighborhood and Hands-Only CPR||Beccie Kunzman – MRC|
|January 2013||Medical Treatment, Head-To-Toe-Assessment||CoCo Medical Reserve Corps|