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RBCERTAA Is Ready for A Disaster
RBCERTAA works closely with the Redondo Beach Fire Department, Safety Commission, Citizen Corp Council and the Medical Reserve Corps to ensure the community is prepared for major emergencies.
Congratulations to Our New Board of Directors
From left to right: Greg Madden, Norman Thorn, Nancy Nickels, David Byrd, Marcelle McCullough, Doug Rodriguez, Dave Buckland, Johnny Hernandez and Sandy Marchese
Beach Cities Health District Funds A Communications Hub
The Beach Cities Health District recently gave RBCERTAA a grant of $4,105 to fund a Communications Hub in our Command Vehicle. We formed a Ham Radio Team to carry out Phase One, purchasing equipment, of this project.
The team presented their recommendations to the Board at the april meeting. The equipment list was approved and the team is now in the process of getting quotes for acquisition. This equipment will create a network that amateur operators can use to get information from the field to the Command Vehicle.
The plan includes a portable cross band repeater that will help us communicate over the hill that separates north Redondo from south Redondo. However, we are still looking for a private party that has a repeater and a designated frequency that will give us permission to use it during a disaster. If you know of someone that we could approach please let us know.
If you want to join the RB CERT Ham Radio Team, contact Nancy Nickels at
Leadership Redondo 2012 Project Will Fund A Second Trailer
The Leadership Redondo 2012 class is moving forward with a project to benefit RBCERTAA and the Redondo Beach Community. They have already raised $5,000 and they will be having fundraising events in the months to come. They are fundraising to purchase and equip a brand new CERT Emergency Response Trailer. This trailer will improve our logistical capability. For more information click here.
We Are Growing Our Capabilities and Need Your Help
With the recent donation of a Command Vehicle from Raytheon, the Communication Hub grant from the Beach Cities Health District and the upcoming donation of a second emergency supplies trailer from Leadership Redondo, RBCERTAA is becoming more and more prepared for any emergency. We are more than grateful for all of these donations. But we also recognize that we need to maintain all of this new equipment. And that maintenance takes money. Please click on the PayPal Donation Button and make a donation to the RBCERTAA General Fund today. Any amount, however large or small, will be greatly appreciated.
Preparedness Tip: How to Locate Loved Ones During an Emergency
After a disaster, phone lines may get congested. To get in contact with friends and family, use text messaging services and update social media networks.
You can also let your family and friends know you are safe and well after an emergency via https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php. This website is designed to help make communication between family members and friends easier.
To register yourself on the site, click on the "List Myself as Safe and Well" button. To search the list of those who have registered themselves, click on the "Search Registrants" button. The successful search results will display a loved one's first name, last name and a brief message.