June Activities

CERT Refresher – Haz Mat & Terrorism Awareness

Tuesday, June 4 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Quinlan Community Center, 10185 North Stelling Road, Cupertino 95014

Details & Registration

CERT Refresher – Damage Assessment

Thursday, June 20 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Saratoga Prospect Center, Grace Building, 19848 Prospect Road, Saratoga 95070

Details & Registration

American Red Cross Shelter Simulation

Saturday, June 22 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Joan Pisani Community Center, 19655 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga 95070

12 to 15 CERT members that have completed American Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals are needed. Contact Charles Rader or visit CERT website for more information


New Disaster Service Worker (DSW) Card Procedure 

We all know that the “every other Friday afternoon” process for getting DSW cards was difficult for most of us. Going forward, Crystal Bothelio in the Saratoga City Manager’s Office will be responsible for issuing DSW cards. You can make an appointment to get your photo ID taken by contacting her at cbothelio@saratoga.ca.us or 408-868-1269.

Alternatively, photos that meet the following criteria can be emailed to her. Once created, the ID card can be mailed to you or picked up from City Hall at 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga during regular business hours.

ID Photo Criteria: Photo shows your full face Photo should be taken with shoulders and face directly positioned towards the camera (do not angle your face or body and no selfies) Photo should be clear and well lit (without shadows obscuring your face)Use a neutral, plain, and solid colored background for the photo (such as a wall)Do not digitally alter the photo (no filters)   

The new cards will carry no expiration date.  

Volunteers Needed for CERT Participation at the Saratoga Car Show

One of the most enjoyable and historical events in Saratoga, the Saratoga Classic Car Show, is happening July 28th. This event draws thousands of people and is a prime opportunity to be in the booth to give out CERT flyers and minor first aid. The CERT booth will be located next to the Chamber of Commerce office in downtown Saratoga. 

Available shifts are listed below. Please contact Jessica Fullmer at jhfullmer@sustainablebusiness.orgor by text at 408-348-3201 to let her know which shift you can volunteer for.

Set Up 8:30-9:30; Booth 9:30-1:00; Booth 1:00-4:00; Tear Down 4:00-5:00 – We especially need help with Set-up and Tear down (and at least one person in each of those shifts that have key access to the CorpYardBase CERT trailer).

Successful CERT Academy

We had 14 Saratoga residents graduate in the June Academy. Plus, 4 more who attended but need to complete one or more sessions. To all our new members: WELCOME to Saratoga CERT! If any of you need equipment, please contact Craig Pietrow. To get your DSW card (see above), contact Crystal Bothelio

Updated Saratoga CERT Org Chart

Please check out the Saratoga CERT website to view the updated org chart. Note that we have staffed all the divisional lead logistics roles and are starting to fill out the divisional communication roles.However, there are still of lot of posts that need volunteers – most need no prior experience. Contact your division lead or Brent Hailpern to help out. We need your help to keep Saratoga CERT running and improving. In addition, many parts of the City are not yet covered by divisions. We are looking for volunteers to create and lead new divisions as well. View the current division map on the Saratoga CERT website.

July/August Activities

CERT Membership Meeting

Thursday, July 25 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Recreation Portable, Joan Pisani Community Center19655 Allendale Avenue, Saratoga 95070

CERT @ Saratoga Car Show

Sunday, July 28. Contact Jessica Fullmer to volunteer


Saturday, Aug. 3 or Saturday, Aug. 17 (TBD) 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Warner Hutton House, 13777 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga CA 95070. Contact Ron Jones or Jessica Fullmer for details or to volunteer

Santa Clara County Quarterly Ham Drill

Saturday, Aug. 17 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Details

Ham Cram (Amateur Radio Technician Class Course and Test) Saturday, Aug. 24 | 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.15900 Los Gatos Boulevard, Los Gatos Details & Registration

May Minutes

Saratoga CERT

Cox Division

General Information

RS Radio Quick Setup Guide

Check out the Quick Setup Guide for FRS radios created by Peter.

Online ICS and NIMS Classes (100.c & 700.b)

Visit the Saratoga CERT Resources page for ICS and NIMS course material and resources.

Free ICS 400 Class – December 2019

Santa Clara County Office of Emergency Management is holding a free ICS 400 class on December 3 and 4. This class can be difficult to find locally. Register by November 28.

CERT Yahoo Group

Join the Saratoga CERT Yahoo Group to get announcements and information sent directly by Saratoga CERT members