Welcome To PVPCERT

SERVING THE CITIES & COMMUNITIES OF:
RANCHO PALOS VERDES
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES
ROLLING HILLS
PALOS VERDES ESTATES
UNINCORPORATED WESTFIELD
UNINCORPORATED ACADEMY HILLS

Palos Verdes Peninsula Community Emergency Response Team

The PVPCERT is a government/community resource that provides basic training in disaster preparedness necessary to help you help your family, your neighborhood, and your community in a disaster. We are a registered California Corporation and have IRS Tax Exempt status as a nonprofit entity under IRS 501 (c) (3).
  • PVPCERT is a Community Emergency Response Team that is unique to the Peninsula area.
  • Benefits of such a team can provide for an effective first response.
  • Members are provided continuous training.
  • PVPCERT team members meet on a bi-monthly basis to review various scenarios dealing with natural disasters
  • Your tax deductable donation will help us stay prepared and help others prepare.

 

MEETING SCHEDULE

Meetings are held at Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes at 7:00PM on the 4th Thursday of odd numbered months.
Meeting Schedule Theme
January 23, 2013

To be announced

March 27, 2014
May 10, 2014 CERT Basics (three Saturdays)
May 22, 2014 Regular meeting
July 24, 2014
September 25, 2014
October 2014 California Great ShakeOut - OCTOBER 2014
May 3, 2014
May 10
Amateur Radio Class Flyer

FCC "Technician" course (entry level)
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM both Saturdays (bring your lunch)

FCC "General" course (2nd level)
General 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM both Saturdays

TRAINING SCHEDULE

The approved CERT Course is a 20 hour course and is provided at no charge to our communities through grants from the Department of Homeland Security, The State of California and LA County. In order to complete CERT Certification students must complete the entire 20 hour course. You may make up missed classes during other CERT Courses anywhere in LA County based on availability. Visit the LA County Fire Department web site at fire.lacounty.gov for more details. We schedule basic CERT training sessions.
 
PVP CERT Training Schedule, 2014
CERT Basic Training Palos Verdes PENINSULA High School
27118 Silver Spur Road,
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
C.E.R.T. training is free (flyer)

E-mail Cheryl Dawson: cheryldawson@cox.net
Phone:320-377-8716
Please include name, phone number and email address.

May 10, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Disaster Perparedness, Disaster Fire Suppression, Disaster Medical Operations I
May 17, 2014
9:000 AM - 4:30 PM
Disaster Medical Operations II, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology
May 24, 2014
9:000 AM - 4:30 PM
CERT Organization, Terrorism, Review and Simulation
Amateur Radio May 3, 2014
May 10, 2014
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

(bring your lunch)

Flyers for FCC Technician and FCC General classes

Amateur Radio: FCC "Technician" (entry level)

Class is free to attend. The text book is $22.00 with test questions. PowerPoint slides are $20.00. Students (thru grade 12) who take this course and get their license can be reimbursed up to $50 by the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club

For information, contact Walt, K1DFO, at walt.ordway@yahoo.com

May 3, 2014
May 10, 2014

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Flyers for FCC Technician and FCC General classes

Amateur Radio: FCC "General" (2nd level)

Class is free to attend. The text book is $26.00 with test questions. PowerPoint slides are $20.00. Students (thru grade 12) who take this course and get their license can be reimbursed up to $50 by the Palos Verdes Amateur Radio Club

PVPCERT training and participation provides essential training and information to enable you to prepare your homes and families to cope during the critical period immediately following a disaster. That is when professional emergency services will be taxed beyond capability. PVPCERT will train you to become part of the solution and to do the most good for the highest number of people as part of a trained, well managed team. The goal of PVPCERT is to:

  • Prepare you, your family and your home to survive a disaster.
  • Prepare you to assist families and neighbors in time of a disaster.
  • Prepare teams of Peninsula residents as first responders to support regular emergency personnel in a disaster.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff provide training at no cost to the student. Basic training consists of seven comprehensive training sessions which include demonstrations and exercises in such areas as:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Fire Suppression
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Disaster Psychology, Organization and Terriorism
  • Disaster Simulation and Exercise

HISTORY

The Peninsula Emergency Response Team was developed in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake, demonstrating the further importance of civilian volunteers. As a result, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department, in cooperation with the cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, developed PVPCERT with the intent of giving volunteers a higher level of basic skills in firefighting, search and rescue, disaster medicine, and preparedness.

This Web Site is hosted as Public Service of Palos Verdes on the NET. Last updated 07/04/2008