NEWS from Saratoga CERT!

Meeting Minutes

Minutes from our January Saratoga CERT Meeting:

Minutes from the January Quito/West Valley CERT Division Meeting:

FRS Radios

Contact Craig Pietrow ( to arrange to receive a city supplied FRS radio if you do not already have one. You must have a current DSW card.  Instructions on how to get a DSW Card:

February Drill

On Saturday February 23rd, between 10am and noon, please participate in the quarterly Santa Clara County emergency drill.

Ham radio members of CERT should tune into the K6SA repeater and follow instructions, which will include listening to Channel 11 of your FRS radios. 

All non-ham CERT members should turn on their FRS Radios to Channel 11 and attempt to contact one of our CERT hams and provide the information they will ask you for, and, if possible, follow any drill instructions they will give you.


Join us as Jim Mollerus of the American Red Cross conducts this special course on proper shelter support on February 28th. All CERT members that are interested in helping out during a disaster by managing an emergency shelter must be trained and certified by the Red Cross.

Ham Cram – FCC Amateur Radio License in One Day – February 16th:

Online FEMA Course 100.C Introduction to Incident Command System:

Online FEMA Course 700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System:

Save the Date

Saratoga CERT at the Saratoga Blossom Festival – Saturday, April 13th