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By Kelly Strodl | August 22, 2007
What if a natural disaster strikes Newport Beach? Impossible? Hardly, if you ask Matt Brisbois, the city’s community preparedness coordinator. “In the event of a disaster, city resources are going to be overwhelmed and we’re going to rely on volunteers to come in and assist,” he said. “We are a city of 83,000 residents with a diverse population and divided in half by a bay. “We’re really going to be overwhelmed.” With this in mind, the Newport Beach Fire Department is seeking participants for its upcoming Community Emergency Response Team program.
LOCAL
By Brianna Bailey | January 23, 2010
The Newport Beach Fire Department recognized the efforts of its Community Emergency Response Team on Friday night at an awards banquet at the Newport Coast Community Center. Newport Beach volunteer Kate Mulvehill was recognized for using the Heimlich Maneuver to rescue her father from choking on a piece of steak in December. Mulvehill credited her Community Emergency Response Team training with helping her to save her father’s life. Karen Tringali was named volunteer of the year; Fire Captain Rob Beuch received the Kevin Pryor Memorial CERT Instructor of the Year, and Nancy Moran-Sanchez received the Spirit of CERT award.
LOCAL
November 21, 2008
Dozens of Newport-Mesa Community Emergency Response Team members worked their last shift with the Freeway Complex fire Friday, after hundreds of hours of helping inferno victims. While many firefighters returned home earlier this week, the Community Emergency Response Team members, who are volunteers trained to respond to emergencies, have been up in the near Irvine Regional Park since the blaze burned through more than 30,000 acres in four days. Volunteers countywide worked with safety officials on logistical issues and helping families put their lives together, doing simple things like handing out lunches.
NEWS
August 12, 2000
Calling all hams! Costa Mesa is offering free training to residents who want to join the city's Community Emergency Response Team. The volunteer team -- trained in disaster first aid, communications, search and rescue, and fire prevention -- is on call during earthquakes, fires or other disasters. The city is seeking ham radio operators who would be available, at the ready with their wireless communications equipment, should telephone lines become disabled.
LOCAL
September 1, 2007
Newport Beach and Costa Mesa fire departments still need participants in their Community Emergency Response Team program. The program’s participants will gain skills in emergency preparedness and mitigation techniques, fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and team organization. Costa Mesa’s class will be on Saturdays, starting Sept. 29, or on Tuesday and Thursday evenings beginning Oct. 16. For more information contact the program coordinator at (714)
LOCAL
June 19, 2007
The Newport Beach Fire Department will host an Earthquake Awareness Workshop today from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Newport beach City Hall Council Chambers. Instructors will cover the basics of earthquake preparation, including the type of faults that flow under Newport, the city's plan during a natural disaster and what residents can do to prepare. It will be similar to the recent tsunami workshop. Attendants will receive information on disaster supply kits and how to secure home appliances.
LOCAL
January 12, 2008
In the event of an emergency, the Newport Beach Fire Department wants citizens to be prepared. Starting Tuesday, the department asks the community to join its Community Emergency Response Team through its FEMA training program. The course is Tuesday through Thursday from 7 to 9:30 p.m., or there is an all-day Saturday program from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting Jan. 19. Participants will be trained in what to do during a disaster, and how to be mentally prepared. Instructional focus is on first aid and CPR, light search and rescue, fire suppression and disaster psychology.
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NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | April 28, 2014
Voices coming in over Dennis O'Hern's radio reported an imaginary disaster on Lido Isle on Saturday morning. "This is Lido 6. We have an incident to report. There's a telephone pole. It has fallen. " O'Hern responded to each one, asking for more information or giving instructions, practicing how he'd respond during an actual emergency. In this case, it was a hypothetical 7.2 earthquake hitting a mile inland from Hoag Hospital at 8:37 a.m. Starting at 9 a.m., members of the Newport Beach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
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NEWS
February 13, 2014
The Newport Beach Fire Department is taking applications for its spring round of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) classes, which start in March. CERT classes teach attendees how to respond to disasters, covering topics such as fire suppression, terrorism awareness, and search and rescue. "For residents that are interested in learning how to take care of themselves and to help their neighbors following an unexpected disaster, the CERT program is for them," said Matt Brisbois, a safety specialist with the department.
NEWS
January 21, 2011
If disaster strikes Orange County, these folks are some of those you'd want to have around. Newport Beach Fire Department officials recognized some of 2010's standout Community Emergency Response Team volunteers and trainers Friday night during their annual awards banquet at the Newport Coast Community Center. Honored with awards were David Brandmeyer as Newport Beach's CERT Volunteer of the Year, and Lifeguard Capt. Mike Halphide as the Kevin Pryor Memorial CERT Instructor of the Year.
NEWS
By Sarah Peters, sarah.peters@latimes.com | September 7, 2010
A natural disaster can happen without warning. Newport Beach is no exception. But what's scarier than fires, earthquakes or a tsunami is that too many people don't realize they're unprepared for such an event until it's too late. To help residents get a handle on the myriad of things that can go wrong in a natural disaster — and how to deal with those problems efficiently to keep your family and neighbors safe — is the second annual Disaster Preparedness Expo on Sept.
LOCAL
February 18, 2010
The Newport Beach Fire Department is accepting registrants to its next Community Emergency Response Team class, starting next week. The classes start Tuesday and are Tuesday and Thursday until March 27, when there’s a final graduation ceremony and drill. Classes start at 7 p.m. and last more than two hours. CERT classes teach the public how to better prepare for natural or man-made emergencies. Class participants will be trained on basic first-aid techniques, search and rescue skills, and how to make larger-scale plans for neighborhoods.
LOCAL
By Brianna Bailey | January 25, 2010
The Newport Beach Fire Department recognized the efforts of its Community Emergency Response Team on Friday night at an awards banquet at the Newport Coast Community Center. Newport Beach volunteer Kate Mulvehill was recognized for using the Heimlich Maneuver to rescue her father from choking on a piece of steak in December. Mulvehill credited her Community Emergency Response Team training with helping her to save her father’s life. Karen Tringali was named volunteer of the year; Fire Captain Rob Beuch received the Kevin Pryor Memorial CERT Instructor of the Year, and Nancy Moran-Sanchez received the Spirit of CERT award.
LOCAL
January 12, 2009
Costa Mesa officials are accepting applications for this weekend?s Community Emergency Response Team classes. Friday through Sunday, Costa Mesa firefighters will teach the basics of how to respond during an emergency. Students will learn the fundamentals of putting out a fire, emergency first aid, operating an emergency radio, light search and rescue, and how to get your neighborhood prepared. Unlike most CERT courses, classes this weekend will be open to kids as young as 12 if older family members participate too, officials said.
LOCAL
November 21, 2008
Dozens of Newport-Mesa Community Emergency Response Team members worked their last shift with the Freeway Complex fire Friday, after hundreds of hours of helping inferno victims. While many firefighters returned home earlier this week, the Community Emergency Response Team members, who are volunteers trained to respond to emergencies, have been up in the near Irvine Regional Park since the blaze burned through more than 30,000 acres in four days. Volunteers countywide worked with safety officials on logistical issues and helping families put their lives together, doing simple things like handing out lunches.
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