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WELCOME!

This is the official website of the Contra Costa County Cities Citizen Corps/CERT Committee (C8). We are pleased to see you here and hope you enjoy your visit.

"C8" is the committee formed by and for all Citizen Corps/CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program managers and coordinators in Contra Costa County. The primary goals of the committee are to promote the development, coordination, and advancement of all CERT programs in our area.

C8 Committee Members. (Image Credit:
Teddy M. Terstegge)
C8 Committee Members
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    Front Row (left to right):Fred Lothrop (Lamorinda), Margaret Romiti (Concord), Tom Kramer (Concord), Kathy Gerk (Richmond), Reggie Driscoll (Concord), Teddy Terstegge (College District), Andrea Ygnacio (San Pablo), Donna Mann (Contra Costa Public Health), Rebecca Kunzman (Orinda).

    Back Row (left to right): Jim Bonato (Pleasant Hill), Gayle Vassar (Walnut Creek), Doug Brodie (Bay Area SUASI), David Graas (Bethel Island/Red Cross), Larry Wirick (Pittsburg), Theresa Miller (Pittsburg), Karen Siemsen (Bay Area Volunteer Center), Carole Jobe (Rodeo-Hercules).
For a listing of CERT classes in Contra Costa please see the following sites


http://www.claytoncert.org/

http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/police/emergency/cert.aspx

http://www.lamorindacert.org/files/Area_CERT_Class_Schedule.htm

http://MartinezCERT.org

http://www.pleasanthill.ca.gov/index.aspx?NID=537

http://www.ci.pittsburg.ca.us/index.aspx?page=378

http://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=339

http://www.firedepartment.org/community_outreach/cert/upcoming_classes.asp


http://sanpabloca.gov/index.aspx?NID=1074

http://www.walnut-creek.org/services/city/emergency_preparedness_cert_training_calendar.asp


CERT OVERVIEW

CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills.

The nationally recognized 20-hour Basic CERT Training Course covers:
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Disaster Medical Operations–Triage and
  • Treating Life Threatening Injuries
  • Disaster Medical Operations–Assessment, Treatment, and Hygiene
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Team Organization
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism and CERT
  • Course Review and Disaster Simulation
For more information on CERT, please visit the U.S. Citizen Corps website:
CERT. (Image Credit:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
Image Credit:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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JOIN CERT

Are you up to the challenge?

In an effort to extend the capabilities of our member agencies and communities, we are continuously seeking persons who are interested in joining our local CERT programs.

If you'd like to help, be sure to visit our Member Agencies section for more information. Please contact the CERT program manager or coordinator in the city nearest you for information on upcoming training courses and registration. If you live or work in an unincorporated section of the county and wish to become involved, please contact the program managers listed for either the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District or the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Department.

Don't miss out on the action...please register today!
Join a CERT near you!
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CONTRA COSTA CERT DISCUSSION GROUP

Want to connect with other CERT members in your area?

If you live or work in Contra Costa County and are interested in networking with other local CERT members, please consider joining the Contra Costa CERT discussion group. Membership is restricted to CERT graduates who live and/or work in our county. When submitting your membership request, please follow all instructions provided so we can confirm your membership eligibility.

Network with other local CERT members and join our discussion group!
Join the Contra Costa CERT Discussion Group!
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PHOTO GALLERY

We are very pleased to present a photo gallery of our CERT members in action. Photographs have been submitted from agencies and CERT members throughout our county.

Perhaps your photo may someday be featured here...simply join a local CERT program in Contra Costa County and become involved!
Photo Gallery
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BECOME BETTER PREPARED

If you would like to learn more about preparedness, we recommend you visit the United States Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "Ready America" website.

Ready America. (Image Credit:
U.S. Department of Homeland Security)
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U.S. Department of Homeland Security
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