September is National Preparedness Month

The Saratoga City Council will recognize September as National Preparedness Month with a Proclamation during the Wednesday, September 19th Council meeting. All CERT members are welcome to attend (wear your CERT shirts) the meeting that begins at 7:00pm and you will be done by 8:00. Join us!


Saturday, 27 October 2018 – County-wide CERT Drill at Moffat Field – details to follow soon. If you have previous CERT drill experience, please consider serving as a mentor for one of the teams on the 27th – formal request to volunteer will be out very soon.

Leadership Appointments

Craig Pietrow will be our new logistics chief. Reshma Hyder will take over our computer/IT operations. Jessica Fullmer will assume membership and events leadership. Brent Hailpern will become overall Saratoga CERT lead. We are still looking for additional volunteers to take leadership positions, especially deputy positions for almost all the existing roles.

We have created a fourth division, the Vineyards and Jim Foley will be the division lead.

Org chart:

Minutes from Prior Meetings

Quito/West Valley Division:
Cox Division:
Saratoga CERT:

DSW Cards

All Saratoga CERT members are reminded to get their DSW cards, if they dont have them, by making an appointment with Lori McKenna at 408-868-1240 – If your card has expired, you can contact Lori and ask for a new one without going in for a new picture.

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Training Opportunities

DSW Volunteer Program Workshop – September 13th:

Santa Clara County – HazMat and Terrorism Refresher – October 17th:

General Storm Awareness Training –  Wednesday, October 3th, 2018, 6pm-9pm and Saturday October 6th, 2018, 9am-12pm.
The same class will be offered on both days so either date can be attended.  Location: Santa Clara Fire Department Training Center, 1900 Walsh Ave, Santa Clara, CA, 95050. The class is free, but seating is limited so please register in advance. Registration is through Eventbrite at the following link:

Next Meeting

Quito/West Valley Division: September 12th, 6-7:30pm
Cox Division: September 26th, 6-7pm
Argonaut Division: ?
Vineyard Division: ?
Saratoga CERT: October 23rd, 5:30-7pm –

Yahoo Group

We are rebuilding our roster using new technology (thanks Reshma!), but in the mean time, if we need to send announcements out between newsletters, we are still using our Yahoo! group – please sign up at the following URL to get those off-cycle announcements: