January 28 Block Captain Meeting

January 28 Block Captain Meeting:
1:30 – 3:00 PM Coffee at The Press

For current Block Captains, new volunteers and potential volunteers, and Zone Leads. If you’d like to join us, please sign up below, and we’ll get back to you with updates.

November 1 EG CERT Community Meeting

Block Captain Sign-up

Block Captains

EG CERT Block Captains help keep ourselves, our families, and our neighbors safe during an emergency. Block Captain Duties. If you’re interested in learning more and/or volunteering, please let us know at Contact Us.

January 28 Block Captain Meeting:
2:00 – 3:30 PM
at Granada Community Services District Office
504 Avenue Alhambra
3rd Floor Meeting Room

For current Block Captains, new volunteers and potential volunteers, and Zone Leads. If you’d like to join us, please sign up below, and we’ll get back to you with updates.


EG CERT Aug 2 Community Meeting

El Granada Emergency Preparedness
Wednesday August 2, 6:30 PM
El Granada Fire Station 

Join us to discuss how to protect your home from wildfires by creating defensible space.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

April Larsen – El Granada Neighborhood Lead

Questions? Contact us.

Zone Lead Emergency Response Template

EG CERT Emergency Response Template for Zone Leads
First Draft — Updated August 28, 2022
To post your comments and suggestions, please scroll down to Comment, below.

Preparation Prior to Emergency

  1. CERT backpack, complete with all equipment, is ready to go. (If you don’t have a CERT backpack, set up your own backpack with necessary equipment.)
  2. FRS radio or radios are charged, ready to go.
  3. The following information is printed on paper and stored in your backpack:
    • Cell phone numbers of your EG CERT teammates: Block Captains and other teammates within your zone, and members of the EG CERT leadership team.
    • FRS radio channel # for your zone in the event of an emergency. 
    • Information that you’ve collected about residents in your zone.
    • Maps of your zone, to be used for search purposes.
  4. Have plans in place for your home and family. What will each person do, and what will be necessary to secure your home, if shelter in place is needed, or if evacuation is needed?
  5. Have a plan in place for your zone gathering point. Where is it? What equipment will be needed? What supplies will be needed? How will it get there, and who is responsible?

When an Emergency Occurs and CERT is Activated

  1. If possible check in by cell phone or text with the Neighborhood CERT Lead (April Larsen), and Block Captains and CERT teammates within your zone. 
  2. Determine whether this is a shelter-in-place emergency, or an evacuation emergency.
  3. Take care of your home and family first, according to your plan.
  4. Coordinate with teammates on getting your Zone Gathering Point set up. Make sure to bring your backpack and any other necessary personal supplies and equipment.
  5. Check-in on FRS on channel #4 with EG CERT Net Control. Check on any immediate needs for supplies and assistance. Determine what information is needed, and how it will be gathered and reported.
  6. Set up your tent if you have one, triage center, and supplies as needed. 
  7. Prepare to assist people who show up. For urgent medical needs, report to EG CERT Net Control.
  8. Work with CERT teammates and neighbors in your Zone — as practiced in our emergency drills — for them to walk the streets of the Zone, and report damage and needs for assistance via FRS to the Zone Gathering Point.
  9. Zone Gathering Point forwards these reports and requests for assistance to EG CERT Net Control.
  10. Document all damage, medical needs, and requests for assistance.