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2012 Berkeley CERT Citywide Exercise

On May 19, 2012 a simulated 6.9 earthquake on the Hayward Fault strikes Berkeley.  You're ok and your family is ok but what's next?

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CERT - FRS Radio UseWelcome 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 and/or your neighborhood group as an official participant for the 2012 exercise.  Register today!

Schedule of Events

Saturday, 19 May 2012

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM      Neighborhood Exercise

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

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

Participant HandbookCERT - Command Post Canopy

The Berkeley CERT Citywide Exercise Participant Handbook is designed to assist group leaders (Exercise Controllers) in conducting a neighborhood drill in coordination with the City on May 19, 2012.  Neighborhood Group Exercise Controllers will find objectives, sample scenarios, tips and directions on how to design an exercise and customize it to the scale appropriate for their neighborhood's participation.  The handbook also contains the Exercise Feedback Form which should be turned in at the Exercise Debriefing following the neighborhood drill.

Participant Handbook


CERT - Medical StretcherThis section contains links to exercise forms and templates.

Message Form

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.

Radio Communications Basics

Radio Training

Creating a Neighborhood Roster

Creating a Neighborhood Map

Sample Go-Kit

Neighborhood Incident Command Center Deactivation

RSVP for the Citywide Exercise Debriefing

CERT Citywide Exercise in a Nutshell

Neighborhood Incident Signs Template
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