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Berkeley CERT Citywide Exercise

On April 27, 2013 a simulated 6.9 earthquake on the Hayward Fault strikes Berkeley.  Will you know what to do?2013 CERT Citywide Exercise Logo

See the 2013 After Action Report !

Welcome to the Berkeley CERT Citywide Exercise online resource page.  This site has links to registration, participant information, and exercise resources and will be updated periodically until the date of the exercise.  Make sure to visit this site as you develop your group's exercise to find additional tips and resources to help you make your exercise a success.

The Berkeley CERT Citywide Exercise provides participants an opportunity to practice disaster response in their own neighborhoods.  All individuals or community groups are encouraged to participate regardless of their level of CERT training or previous participation in City disaster preparedness activities. 


Register yourself as an individual, as a neighborhood group, or as an organization to be an official participant for the 2013 exercise.  Congratulations to all of this year's participants!  Subscribe to the CERT Email list to get messages about next year's event.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, 27 April 2013

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM      Neighborhood and Individual Exercises

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM    Neighborhood Feedback Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM      Citywide Exercise Debriefing

Participant Handbook

Participant Handbook for Individuals or Organizations 

 Participant Handbook for Group Leaders 

The Berkeley CERT Citywide Exercise Participant Handbooks are designed to assist individuals and group leaders in conducting their own drill in coordination with the City on April 27, 2013.  Participants will find objectives, sample scenarios, tips and directions on how to design an exercise and customize it to the scale appropriate for their own, their family's and their neighborhood's participation.  The handbook also contains the Exercise Feedback Form (Printable Version)which should be completed online or turned in at the Exercise Debriefing following the your drill. 


This section contains links to exercise forms and templates.

Damage Assessment Form

Other CERT Forms

Exercise Tips & Resources

Additional tips and resources below may help neighborhood groups as they prepare for the Citywide Exercise and as they continue to prepare for real life disaster.  Check back regularly as additional tips and resources will be added to this section as the exercise date approaches.

Exercise Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Exercise Countdown Tips Page

BENS (Berkeley Emergency Notification System) Register today!

Basic Participant Checklist

Neighorhood Incident Signs Template

Participant Feedback Form

2013 Exercise Flyer   

2013 Exercise Poster 11"x14"

2012 Exercise After Action Report

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