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Welcome to the new CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Forum!

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Craig ⭐
Sat Oct 26 2013, 09:15AM Email Thread Print View

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Welcome to the new SCM CERT Forum! With the growing membership in Mountaintop CERT organizations, it seemed appropriate to create a dedicated forum for this purpose! There are several CERT members here on SCM. Thank you to all the current volunteers and congratulations to the new graduates that finished up their week long CERT training on Friday October 25th 2013!

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Sat Oct 26 2013, 02:29PM

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Great idea for the site, thank you for everything all of you do.

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©ammy ⭐
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Thanks, Craig - for making this forum.

I've been in the CERT program up here in Big Bear since 2009. Fortunately we haven't been activated on a large scale yet in that time, but it's always good to be prepared.

Since going through the training, getting the backpack, and filling it up with the recommended items, I've decided to keep it in my truck (as opposed to in the house) because it may come in handy when I'm traveling up & down the mountain, at work, offroading out in the forest, or any number of places where me and my truck are. And I always have the truck with me when I'm at home.

Something else that joining CERT got me to do was to get my ham radio license. Never before had I had any desire to get the license, but after going through the program and learning the importance of not relying on our usual methods of communication in time of a disaster, that was all it took to get me to study for and pass the test.

All the other CERT members out there on SCM - feel free to post here and offer a word of advice to the new members or to those considering joining the program in the future.
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Sat Oct 26 2013, 03:56PM

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I showed the family the gear and Karen asked where I was going to keep the backpack, I said "with me". It will live in the car since I am never far from it and it will come in handy some day.

I need now to explore the amateur radio license. I learned first hand how the hams had instant info (the false fire call!) and how they would survive any infrastructure failure.


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©ammy ⭐
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NShore.Allen wrote ...

I need now to explore the amateur radio license. I learned first hand how the hams had instant info (the false fire call!) and how they would survive any infrastructure failure.

One of the other helpful things about a ham radio is that most (if not all) ham radios can also be used as scanners to listen to local police, fire dept. etc. communications which comes in handy in an instance like you mentioned above.

Of course, I should point out that you can LISTEN to the agencies, you can't TALK to them even with a ham radio - hams talk on different frequencies than the emergency responders.
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©ammy wrote ...

NShore.Allen wrote ...

I need now to explore the amateur radio license. I learned first hand how the hams had instant info (the false fire call!) and how they would survive any infrastructure failure.


Of course, I should point out that you can LISTEN to the agencies, you can't TALK to them even with a ham radio - hams talk on different frequencies than the emergency responders.

I should also point out, LEGALLY. A lot of the newer radios will in fact transmit on frequencies you cannot by law. It is a big felony!!! So nono, with mine I intentionally shut transmit off on those freqs so I can never accidentally do it.

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Ya, I wasn't gonna mention that...
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©ammy wrote ...

Ya, I wasn't gonna mention that...


I figured it was worthy of mentioning incase people figure it out, they best know it's a felony, punishable by death!

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I recently completed a CERT course down the hill where I work. I felt it was a good program and I learned some useful things. I hoe it helps me get my family more prepared for a serious incident.
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