Disaster Relief

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NCCC Disaster Relief:

We want to be trained and ready to serve our families, church, and community in event of a disaster (fire, earthquake, terrorist attack, etc).  We had an opportunity to serve our community during the May 2014 Carlsbad Fire where we started the Fire Faith Collaborative.  Check out the trainings available below.

Let’s be Jesus’ hands & heart in our community!

Training Opportunities in the Community

IF you are taking any of the trainings below please let us know by email

CERT - Community Emergency Response Team Training

If you don’t see a current training date, get on your city’s email list to be notified of their next trainings – they fill up fast and are held usually once a year in each city:

CERT members are trained in basic emergency response skills which are used to assist themselves, their families, and neighbors when a major disaster strikes and professional first responders have not yet arrived. CERT training covers basic life and property-saving skills that are important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not immediately available.  Trained CERT volunteers can assist neighbors extinguish small appliance fires, secure natural gas to damaged homes, perform light search and rescue, and render basic medical aid. Trained volunteers also offer an important potential workforce to service organizations in non-hazardous functions such as community outreach and shelter support.

Topics include:  Disaster preparedness, Fire safety
, Disaster medical operations (i.e.: triage, treating burns, splinting, etc)
, Light search and rescue operations
, CERT organization, Terrorism and CERT, Disaster psychology

“Disasters in the recent past have shown that most people, when they are not hurt themselves, want to volunteer and help others.  But without proper training, they can expose themselves to potential injury and even death.  To take just one example, do you know how to recognize the danger of downed power lines?  Basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills improves the ability of citizens to survive and take care of others less fortunate until professional responders arrive.”  Encinitas CERT

•  CERT Community Emergency Response Team

•  Carlsbad Residents

Emergency Volunteer Training Offered

City of Carlsbad residents interested in joining the Community Emergency Response Team can now sign up online. CERT volunteers provide emergency preparedness and response assistance to their neighbors and community. Volunteers receive 24 hours of free training, including fire safety, disaster medical operations, and light search and rescue.

According to City of Carlsbad Emergency Preparedness Coordinator David Harrison, CERT volunteers played an important role in the response to the Poinsettia Fire in May 2014, performing a variety of support activities in the city’s Emergency Operations Center and at temporary evacuation points and shelters.

Interested volunteers must apply online at www.VolunteerinCarlsbad.net or call 760-434-2929  Team members must be Carlsbad residents and 18 years old or older. The City of Carlsbad has trained hundreds of CERT volunteers, who are actively involved in neighborhood readiness, public outreach and disaster drills. Carlsbad’s team is one of the many CERT teams assisting local government jurisdictions in preparing their residents for emergencies.

For more information  Call 760-434-2929

City media contact Kristina Ray, 760-434-2957 or kristina.ray@carlsbadca.gov

•  Encinitas, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, and Solana Beach CERT  The CERT Academy teaches citizens basic emergency skills and educates them so that they can effectively respond to disasters as a part of a team.  The program includes special training for basic fire suppression and medical care. Volunteers will also learn how to size-up search and rescue situations, such as a collapsed building, for example, to determine whether it is safe to go in. Classes are taught by Encinitas firefighters.

•  Escondido CERT

•  San Marcos CERT for San Marcos Residents age 18+ only

•  Vista CERT

CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Classes

•  Encinitas Residents Only – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Classes – The Encinitas Fire Department is offering classes on performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Classes will be held between 5:00pm – 9:00pm at Fire Station #5 at 540 Balour Drive (across from the Community/Senior Center) in Encinitas.  There is an administrative fee of $8.50 (cash) per student to cover the cost of the CPR certification card and students are asked to bring a self-addressed stamped envelope with them to class. Classes are limited to 6 students each and students must register prior to the start of each class.  Go to Website for details and to register or call the Encinitas Fire Department at (760) 633-2815.  (Be sure to let us know when you’ve completed the class!)

•  American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Adult and Pediatric Classes (760) 757-5403 or their website There is a cost for these trainings.  Other class options are available, check the website.

TIP - Trauma Intervention Program

The first class is an overview of TIP where you’ll learn if TIP is right for you.  If you think you’d like to be a TIP volunteer, we’d like to speak with you. After two weeks of training, including “on the job” training, TIP volunteers will be scheduled for 3 “on call” shifts per month for 12 hours each shift, during which time they are expected to respond to a trauma incident upon notification by an authorized emergency services organization. TIP volunteers must be immediately available by cell phone, and they are committed to being on scene within 20 minutes of notification. They also must attend a monthly 3 hour continuing education meeting. They also need auxiliary volunteers to help with fund raising, administrative, and other functions.  Website

•  Crisis Response Team: Specially trained citizen volunteers respond on a 24/7 basis to assist victims of traumatic events to any location requested by a participating emergency services agency within 20 minutes of the time called.

•  TIP 4 Kids Program:  TIP volunteers are trained to work with children in crisis.  Volunteers bring teddy bears, coloring books, and age appropriate materials to the scene to work with children who have witnessed a tragedy or have lost a sibling or parent.  Many times TIP volunteers assist parents in working with their own children following a tragedy.

•  Senior Program: TIP volunteers respond to senior citizens in crisis to help in times of disorientation and confusion.  Having someone near to guide a senior citizen through life transitions helps prevent anxiety and depression.  A senior TIP volunteer can relate to seniors in crisis and bring comfort during a confusing time.

North Coast Calvary Chapel Trainings

Pending NCCC Classes

•  Chaplain Training – with Mickey Stonier of The Rock Church

•  Shelter Setup Training  – with David Harrison, of the City of Carlsbad, Emergency Preparedness Dept.

•  Family Preparedness Training – until we have them scheduled check out these websites  SDGE  and  Ready.gov

Completed Classes

•  Emergency Communications Training

November 26, 2012 – Complete

•  Point of Distribution Training

March 21, 2013 – Complete

Emergency Smart Phone App

The County of San Diego has created an app that can be downloaded to smart phones, iPads, etc. The app is free and is full of excellent information that is useful during a disaster.

Just go to http://readysandiego.org/alertsandiego/  then click the appropriate app for iPhones or Droids.