October and November look to be VERY busy months for Saratoga CERT

Traffic Control Training

Thursday, October 25th, from 5:30 to 7:00pm in the multi-purpose room in the Community Center. Don’t miss this NEW and valuable training! Led by Kerry Harris, this class is for CERT members only and will provide the necessary information to prepare CERT members for the possibility of being asked to monitor traffic. Each participant will receive their own road flare to practice with – so just for fun, how about everyone wear their CERT vest for this training?

Annual CERT Drill

The 2018 County-wide CERT exercise will be held on Saturday, October 27th – if you haven’t signed up to participate in one of the two sessions please do so ASAP at: https://scc-cert-2018.eventbrite.com/ .
We would like to thank 4 of our Saratoga CERT members who have already volunteered to be mentors during the drill: Raji Lukkor, Davina Witts, Jessica Fullmer, and William Brooks.
If you would like to volunteer for the ham radio support for the exercise, please register for “Countywide Exercise and SET” at https://www.scc-ares-races.org/activities/events.php

October Saratoga CERT Membership Meeting

The regular October meeting is planned for Thursday, October 25th – http://saratogacert.org/event/saratoga-cert-membership-meeting-october/

More Training Opportunities

SCCFD CERT Hazmat Refresher – October 17th – http://saratogacert.org/event/refresher-7-haz-mat-terrorism-awareness/

Division Meeting Minutes:

DSW Cards

All Saratoga CERT members are reminded to get their DSW cards, if they don’t 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. DSW cards are processed between 2:00 and 4:00 on City “on-Fridays.”

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: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/saratoga_cert/info