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Berkeley CERT Citywide Exercise

On October 18, 2014, Berkeley Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteers invite you make a dent in disaster preparation. 2014 Citywide Exercise Logo Register

The Berkeley & Albany CERT Citywide Exercise is a self-directed emergency exercise. On October 18th, participants do preparedness tasks at their own locations: at home, work, school, or in a neighborhood group near their home. Everyone is welcome to participate and no experience is necessary! Register Now and pledge to perform at least one preparedness task from the Activity Guides on October 18th!

This year, the City of Albany's community is combining efforts to conduct the exercise simultaneously with Berkeley. If you are an Albany resident register on the City of Albany's webpage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  


Register yourself as an individual, as a neighborhood group, or as an organization to be an official participant for the 2014 exercise. When you register you will automatically be entered to win disaster preparedness prizes! Click here to Register

Schedule of Events  

Saturday, October 18, 2014

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Neighborhood and Individual Exercises

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Neighborhood Feedback Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Citywide Exercise Debriefing (at South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St.)  

Activity Guides

The Berkeley CERT Citywide Exercise Activity Guides are designed to assist individuals and group leaders in conducting their own drill in coordination with the City on October 18, 2014. Participants will find objectives, sample scenarios, tips and directions on how to design an exercise and customize it to the scale appropriate for their own, their family's and their neighborhood's participation.

Activity Guides  

Download Flyer  

Previous Exercises

Previous exercises have taken place in 2012 and 2013, with thousands of participants throughout Berkeley. Information on past exercises can be found in the after action reports.

2013 After Action Report

2012 Exercise After Action Report  

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