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Post Date:06/04/2018 3:30 p.m.

Newport Beach CERT Volunteers,

As a reminder the next CERT "All Hands" meeting is scheduled for this Wednesday, June 6th at 6:30 pm at the Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room.  We have two great speakers scheduled to speak on how the fire department responds to mutual aid calls and the city's Emergency Management Program.  You do not need to RSVP to attend the meeting and all CERT meetings are open to anyone interested in disaster preparedness.

CERT "All Hands" meetings

The remaining three CERT "All Hands" meetings of 2018 are listed below.  Similar to the to the last one as a Tsunami Awareness Workshop the next two have been set up as an Emergency Management Workshop and an Earthquake Awareness Workshop.  All CERT All Hands meetings are open to anyone interested in disaster preparedness.  All CERT All Hands meetings are held at 6:30 pm at the Newport Beach Central Library Friends Room.

Wednesday, June 6- Emergency Management Workshop with City of Newport Beach Emergency Services Coordinator Katie Eing and Fire Engineer Erin Brown as our presenters.  Erin will present on her recent experience working in Montecito after the mudslides and Katie will present on the City's Emergency Management Program, upcoming projects and how CERT and volunteers fit in to the overall structure.

Wednesday, September 5- Earthquake Awareness Workshop with Jason Ballmann, Communications Manager for the Southern California Earthquake Center as our presenter.

Tuesday, November 13- Last CERT quarterly "All Hands" meeting of 2018, presenter TBD

Community Outreach events- CERT volunteers needed

Over the next few months there are a number of community outreach events that CERT volunteers are needed to assist with.  If you are interested in volunteering for any of the events below, please email nbcert@nbfd.net.  

Sunday, June 17- Concert on the Green at Civic Center (5:00-8:00 pm)- 3-4 CERT volunteers needed to staff CERT booth

Sunday, July 15- Concert on the Green at Civic Center (5:00-8:00 pm)- 3-4 CERT volunteers needed to staff CERT booth

Sunday, August 12- Concert on the Green at Civic Center (5:00-8:00 pm)- 3-4 CERT volunteers needed to staff CERT booth

Sunday, September 9- Concert on the Green at Civic Center (5:00-8:00 pm)- 3-4 CERT volunteers needed to staff CERT booth

SAVE THE DATE

11th Annual Disaster Preparedness Expo (in conjuncation with the Green on Green Expo)- Saturday, September 8 from 11:00 am-2:00 pm at Civic Center Green (25-40 CERT volunteers needed to assist).  If you are interested in assisting with the planning of the expo please email nbcert@nbfd.net. 

Fall 2018 CERT programs- Applications now being accepted 

The Fire Department has started accepting applications for both our Fall 2018 CERT programs- a Tuesday-Thursday evening program that begins on September 25 and an all-day Saturday program that begins on September 29.  Please encourage your friends, family and neighbors that are interested to enroll in one of the upcoming fall CERT programs.  Applications are accepted as they are received and each fall CERT program is limited to 30 participants.  Any questions on the Fall 2018 CERT programs, email nbcert@nbfd.net.    

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