Citizen Corps Monterey County

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Monterey County Disaster Resilience Summit was a Great Success!

Today, was a very inspiring day at CSUMB.  Thanks to Linn McCray, Dick Bower and their support teams for bringing Anna-Marie Jones from CARD (  to facilitate our county's most passionate preparedness and response leaders to engage in thoughtful conversation to grow a more resilient community!  It was awesome to see so many people who have accomplished so much ready to take it all to the next level!  As soon as the AAR for the event…


Added by Wendy Walsh on January 29, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments

Interim President

Good Day All,

I regret to share with you that Wayne has asked to step down from the leadership role of the Citizen Corps Council.  He engaged in a valiant effort to sustain the meetings and membership, but with his other commitments to CERT, he is finding that it is just too much!  

Additionally Ed, our VP has also taken a new role and will no longer be serving.  We came to the July meeting with 2 key leadership slots vacant:(  This was a sure sign that change is at our…


Added by Wendy Walsh on July 30, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

New President of Citizen Corp Monterey County

Hello everyone my name is Wayne ONeil and I am the Newly Elected President of Citizen Corp of Monterey County. I would like to start out by saying a Big Thank you to Wendy Walsh for all the hard work, dedication and devotions she has given to all of us and to Citizen Corp. I have big shoes to fill but I will make you proud. A little background on me I spent over twenty years in the Army and retired here on the Peninsula in 1993. Since then I have been a Government Contractor at NPS,…


Added by Wayne O'Neil on February 27, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments

MLK day 1/21

I thought I would share what the NPS COS, Zoe Hale, put out to the NPS Community- See Below- What is your organization doing?

Legislation was signed in 1983 creating a Federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Federal holiday was first observed in 1986. In 1994, Congress designated the holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) with leading this effort. Taking place each third…


Added by Wendy Walsh on January 9, 2013 at 10:21am — No Comments

Gratitude and Congratulations

Thanks for all of you who made it to the CERV potluck and 1st Annual Citizen Corps of Monterey County Resiliency Awards.  6 of the recipients were present to accept their awards.  It was a very beautiful and heartfelt event.  Thanks to Sarah and Dave for helping bring this together.  Roger for his help in the presenting and my lovely husband Brian for taking the pictures!   The awardees were:

Sharon Dwight

The Citizen Corps of Monterey County

Celebrates your…


Added by Wendy Walsh on December 10, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

Monterey CERV & the Monterey Citizen Corps Council Invite you to a Holiday Potluck

Come, enjoy, and celebrate as our Citizen Corps Council presents achievement

awards to some of our community leaders promoting preparedness and resilience.

Let us know what you plan to bring! 

  • Appetizer
  • Main Dish
  • Side Dish
  • Dessert
  • Beverage…

Added by Wendy Walsh on November 6, 2012 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Flu shots for CERT Thursday- October 25th

The PBCSD, Cypress FPD and Carmel Highlands FPD are sponsoring FREE flu shots for members of our CERT team!

To participate you must:

1. RSVP ASAP with Fire Captain Valdez at 831-594-4826 or



Added by Wendy Walsh on October 23, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments

Energy upgrade opportunity!

Dear Wendy,


It is my pleasure to invite you and the Citizen Corps Council to join us at the Marina Library on November 7th from 6:30 – 8:30 pm for a presentation on the Energy Upgrade California Program.


The Energy Upgrade California program provides homeowners an opportunity to improve energy and water efficiency, save money, increase home comfort, help the environment and get up to $4,000 in incentives for making qualifying energy-efficiency…


Added by Wendy Walsh on October 22, 2012 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Myths and Misconceptions of Human Behavior Response to Disasters

I am listening brief from Dr. Joe Trainor from the University of Delaware Disaster Research Center (DRC)covering the top 10 myths about how people behave in disasters.  The power point is too large to post here- let me know if you would like a copy.  

The Myths are:

1) Organizations are the First Responders

2) Alerts cause mass panic

3) People do not comply with…


Added by Wendy Walsh on October 17, 2012 at 9:48am — No Comments

Central Coast Cert Association participated in the Aromas Tri-County Fire Protection District Open House.

David and Rhonda Ramsey and Wayne O'Neil of Central Coast Cert Associations attended the open house at the Aromas Tri-County Fire Protection District fire station in Aromas on Saturday 13 Oct 2012. It was a beautiful day Sunny and 88 degrees. We talked to all the families that attended about disaster preparedness and handed out brochures to aid them in setting up a family disaster kit. Families had a visit by Smokey the Bear, they put out a fire using the simulator, Life Flight landed and…


Added by Wayne O'Neil on October 15, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Central Coast Cert Assoiciation Will be at the Seaside Fire Departments Open House this Saturday.

Central Coast Cert Association will be at the Seaside Fire Departments Open House this Saturday 6th of Oct 2012 from 10 am to 3pm handing out brochures on personal and home disaster preparedness and to spread the word on Community Emergency Response Team Training CERT to sign up Seaside residence and or business owner.

Added by Wayne O'Neil on October 5, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

North Seaside Neighborhood Watch

The North Seaside Neighborhood Watch will be participating at the Seaside Fire Department annual Open House. The Open House will be on October 6th from 11:00 to 3:00. There will be alot to learn about fire safety along wih many groups handing out information. I'm hoping our group would like to participate. For more information, send me an e-mail.

Added by Michael Garcia on September 18, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

Weather Spotter Training

Central Coast Cert Association is sponsoring NOAA Weather Spotter Training on 13 October 2012 from 9am to 1030am at the CSUMB EOC Bldg 82E on the CSUMB Campus. All RSVPs for training must be in by 2 Oct 2012. Seating is limited. Add this tool to your Cert toolbox. Be more effective. Any Questions Contact Wayne ONeil at 277-1630.

Added by Wayne O'Neil on September 5, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments

Central Coast Cert Association Team Leader Training Certification Course.

On November 3rd 2012 Central Coast Cert Associastion will be conducting the First Team Leader Certification Training Course. The course will consist of 4 hours of classroom intruction on the 3rd of November 2012 utilizing the The FEMA Leardership course and on the 10th of November a four hours Hands on utilizing the leadership techniques. Upon completion of the course you will recieve a Team Leader Completion Certification Card and a copy of the roster will be sent to your sponsoring agency…


Added by Wayne O'Neil on August 31, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments

AUGUST 25th Cypress Coast Safety Day!!!!



Familiar day with a NEW look!!! 

Saturday, August 25 10:30- 2:30 

Location: Cypress Coast Ford 

In the Seaside Auto Center – ON THE CORNER OF TIOGA AND DEL MONTE ….....A DAY OF BIG FUN ! 



Added by Wendy Walsh on July 13, 2012 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Do ALL 7th grade students need to meet the pertussis immunization requirement?

Yes. All students going into 7th grade must have proof of having had the Tdap booster shot unless they have a documented exemption.

This requirement includes current students, new…


Added by Karen Smith on July 5, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Eating outdoors - food safety

Available in (PDF - 586KB)

También disponible en Español (Spanish) (PDF - 640 KB).

Picnic and barbecue season offers lots of…


Added by Karen Smith on July 2, 2012 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Pets and the Fourth of July

cat_and_dog Keep the 4th happy and safe for your family and your pets

During the 4th of July festivities, more animals are lost than at any other time of the year!  Loud noises from fireworks frighten animals due to their heightened senses of hearing, and many will do anything to escape the noise. Even normally shy dogs can leap over fences if spooked by loud…


Added by Karen Smith on July 2, 2012 at 2:46pm — No Comments

Monterey County Citizen Corps - Monthly Meeting June 15th at 10 am

June Citizen Corps meeting

Friday, June 15th  from 10 am to noon.…


Added by Karen Smith on June 14, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments

CERT exercise library now available!

Dear CERTers,

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program at FEMA is pleased to announce a new library of 20 ready-to-use CERT exercises of all types, now available for download on the new Drills and Exercises page of the National CERT website at…


Added by Wendy Walsh on June 5, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

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