UPCOMING EVENTS

As part of our preparedness as CERTs we find ways to maintain our skills and readiness through a variety of methods including classrooms, drills, volunteer activities and online training. Below are many of the options currently available to Los Altos CERT members.

Classes

Current Los Altos Classes

There are various ongoing classes focused on the Los Altos CERT community to help us stay current. Some of the offerings are “How to Complete a PSA Form,” “Radio Communications for BATs and CERTs,” “Preparedness & Response for BATs, CERTs, and Hams.” Please check the Resilient Los Altos Calendar of Events website to register and view current offering and dates.

Los Altos PREPARES and the Los Altos Hills County Fire District are partnering on a series of educational events for CERTs to refresh and broaden their skills and for the community at large. For info on the planned CERT sessions, please see:  https://www.losaltosca.gov/police/page/cert-skills-refresh-training 

In addition, there are many webinars that have been recorded for your viewing. Visit PREPARES Pre-recorded webinars.

There are various ongoing classes focused on the Los Altos CERT community to help us stay current. Some of the offerings are “How to Complete a PSA Form,” “Radio Communications for BATs and CERTs,” “Preparedness & Response for BATs, CERTs, and Hams.” Please check the Resilient Los Altos Calendar of Events website to register and view current offering and dates.

Los Altos PREPARES and the Los Altos Hills County Fire District are partnering on a series of educational events for CERTs to refresh and broaden their skills and for the community at large. For info on the planned CERT sessions, please see:  https://www.losaltosca.gov/police/page/cert-skills-refresh-training 

In addition, there are many webinars that have been recorded for your viewing. Visit PREPARES Pre-recorded webinars.

Make Sure You’re Notified in the Event of an Emergency

 
Los Altos PREPARES Program will perform an AlertSCC test on randomly selected neighborhoods within Los Altos. If you don’t receive a message, check community.zonehaven.com to find your zone and check your neighborhood’s status.

FEMA and Online Courses

Once you have completed the Basic CERT Training course, you can consider these additional classes and training to supplement your knowledge and maintain your CERT certification.

Drills

A Neighborhood drills are now back in person.  The first drill was held successfully March 19th with 20 people participating at the Los Altos Community.  The next drill is being planned for May 21st from 9:30am to 12:00pm and may include two locations in the city. All CERTs are encouraged to attend other neighborhood drills to gain experience and keep your skills current.  Please sign up for the next drill here. If you would like to make sure you are getting the latest information, please fill out a short form at https://forms.gle/bnaPMyc4zCqCmw1Z8

Volunteer Opportunities

With in-person activities resuming in 2022 they will be opportunities identified within the community that can take advantage of the skills of our CERTs.  We will identifying them and providing the information for people to volunteer and stay connected with the CERT community.