Please see below an article about the CERT from our latest Compass Newsletter:


The Balboa Peninsula Point Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of volunteers who have developed an awards winning plan of action, in accordance with the Newport Beach Fire Department, to assist the peninsula residents in the event of a major disaster in the area. A major part of the response plan is establishment of two Emergency Operations Areas. One at Bay Beach and one at “L” Street Park. Both of these areas have containers stocked with emergency supplies that will be used during a major emergency such as earthquake, tsunami, etc.

Included in each supplies container are emergency lighting, search and rescue items, first aid supplies, and defibrillators. The defibrillators were funded by the Foundation. Volunteers on the response team are equipped with two- way radios for communication during a disaster. The radios are tested each month. The Foundation purchased the radios for the emergency program.

To learn more about CERT, you may visit the Newport Beach City website or contact Matt Brisbois of NBFD at nbcert@nbfd.net. Our thanks to Kathie Malcomb for continuing to lead this important community effort.

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