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Vax Facts! Get your vaccine questions answered

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom

A conversation between Dr. James Marks and Barbara Morita Vexxed by vaccinations? Join us for a Zoom conversation with Dr. James Marks (UCSF and S.F. Covid Command Center) and Barbara Morita, PA (and disaster first responder) to discuss the current state of vaccines, what’s on the horizon, and what vaccines mean for our recovery from this […]

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Community Planning Meeting for April 17 Emergency Exercise

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom
Free

On April 17, BeCERTAINN will host a GMRS repeater radio communications exercise. BDPNN is working to expand the exercise to the entire community to better prepare for and respond to an earthquake scenario, especially within a pandemic context! We will meet as a community to offer suggestions and to hear ideas from the community as […]

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September is National Preparedness Month!

September 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Berkeley Ready has put together a great PDF of what we can do each day of September as a small but important step in better preparing for a large-scale disaster. In addition, there are two (on 9/15 and 9/29) 1-hour presentations you can attend (unfortunately each is during a weekday at 10:30 a.m.) ... you […]

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Improvising Leadership in Disaster Response

July 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In disaster response, leaders need to think fast, integrate new information, formulate unique solutions, and act in the face of uncertainty.  In other words - improvise! Bringing together research on the reality of improvisation in disaster response with experiential activities, this online (Zoom) workshop supports individuals and groups taking steps to become stronger improvising leaders. […]

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COVID-19 Zoom community meeting

April 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom

Here's a link to the Zoom video recording for those who missed it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZBv_JNxonA Here's a link to the agenda and notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UUSk7YJsoYsRRFbRuwgydh4J_9Ae3scdAdJDjqGRz3g/edit?usp=sharing We hope that you are surviving the realities of sheltering-in-place, and that you and yours are staying healthy ... physically, mentally, and emotionally! We are planning a virtual gathering via to discuss […]

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POSTPONED! FREE Go-Kit Giveaway for Seniors and People with Disabilities

April 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States

Postponed. If you signed up, you'll still be eligible. Details to come. Sign up ONLINE!

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Are you prepared for flooding in Berkeley?

January 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
997 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA

At the January CERT Volunteer Meeting Bill Springer will discuss FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas, climate change impacts for more high intensity rain storms resulting in the potential for more floods over more areas, how to protect your home, and flood insurance. Bill Springer is a Berkeley resident, P.E., Certified Floodplain Manager, and CERT Instructor.  […]

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ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE NEXT POWER OUTAGE?

January 30, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States

Albany CERT member and CERT trainer Sam Freeman will present a seminar on alternatives to utility powered appliances and alternative power sources such as generators, batteries, and solar energy. Some of the topics that will be covered are: Planned vs unplanned power outages Determining your emergency power needs. What alternative cooking, lighting, communications, and other […]

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Creating a Citywide Network of Community HUBS for Disaster Response

August 29, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States

After a disaster, our traditional communication tools go down — but our need to connect with one another only rises. How can we make sure Berkeley communities can communicate and organize efficiently after a disaster? At this BDPNN quarterly meeting, you’ll hear about one simple and powerful idea that cities like Portland and Seattle are […]

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Community Day! (7th annual)

September 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Pablo Park, Berkeley, 2800 Park Street
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States
Free

Event sponsored by Covenant Church’s Social Worker Ministry, City Help Community Services, the Berkeley Unified School District’s Office of Family Engagement and Equity, and Supply.org. There will be non-profit organizations offering community resource information, vendors, activities for children, games, free blood pressure checks, free mammograms, free haircuts, raffles, and free community lunch.

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Surviving Wildfires!

May 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
Free

We have put together a panel of speakers to talk about steps you can take to prepare for and respond to a wildfire, including an update on home fire insurance, tailoring your evacuation checklist to your specific needs, and tips on evacuation. After a brief presentation from each of the following presenters, there'll be a […]

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City-wide Activation Drill (with BeCERTAINN)

May 4, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

On May 4 (9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.) you can participate in a citywide (and beyond!) disaster drill! Local disaster preparedness and emergency response teams will be conducting an “activation exercise.” Participants will include individuals, neighborhood CERT teams, and city-wide organizations involved in disaster response and preparedness. Participating individuals, groups, and organizations will have the […]

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BeCERTAINN: Repeater Radio Communications in a Disaster

January 31, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States

How do we communicate in a large-scale emergency when traditional systems have been disrupted? Geoff Lomax, one of the co-founders of BeCERTAINN, discusses an exciting new communication tool using "walkie talkies" for residents in the City of Berkeley. BeCERTAINN's goal is to connect CERT Teams (neighborhood groups) to each other to improve our collective disaster […]

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Berkeley Ready: Get Prepped for a Quake

February 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
North Branch Berkeley Library, 1170 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA 94707
Free

Learn what to do before, during, and after an earthquake with tips for everyone in your household. FREE giveaways for attendees: snacks, mini-disaster kits, and emergency prep brochures.

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The Great Shakeout

October 18, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704 United States
Free

The ShakeOut is a worldwide earthquake drill that provides everyone the opportunity to practice taking protective actions during an earthquake.  The goal of the event is to create an interactive environment that will showcase important earthquake preparedness and safety resources for the Berkeley community and share earthquake readiness information with the media throughout the Bay […]

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East Bay Community Emergency Prep Fair

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
James Kenney Community Center, 1720 Eighth Street
Berkeley, United States

A public community-based event to demonstrate that a cohesive and resilient community is the best beginning to prepare for and respond to a disaster. This will be a family-friendly event, with a focus on seniors and people with disabilities. A grass-roots effort planned and executed by a coalition of community groups and individuals, featuring demonstrations of disaster […]

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Community-Based Disaster Prep Demo Fair

October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Pablo Park, Berkeley, 2800 Park Street
Berkeley, CA 94702 United States

A public community-based event to demonstrate that a cohesive and resilient community is the best beginning to prepare for and respond to a disaster. This will be a family-friendly event, with a focus on seniors and people with disabilities. Giveaways! Raffles! Games! Food! Program: A grass-roots effort planned and executed by a coalition of community […]

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Animal Disaster Preparedness and First Aid

August 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
Free

Jenny Wenk has been a Registered Veterinary Technician who worked in both private veterinary clinics and with East Bay Humane Society. She is a volunteer for Berkeley Animal Care Services and is the current Chair of the City's Personnel Board. She has 3 totally adorable (most of the time) cats (as she describes them). She […]

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The Big One was Yesterday—What Do I Do Today?

November 30, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
Free

City of Berkeley's OES resident disaster management specialist, Jennifer Lazo,will talk with us about what to do after you've all met at your neighborhood spot, the immediate injuries are attended to, fires are being handled as best as you can. Now what? How do you get through the next days, weeks or even months?

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BDPNN General Assembly | Red Cross Shelters

March 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
Free

Richard Fateman of the Red Cross will discuss how the Red Cross plans and execute disaster response shelters, and what the specific needs and hurdles are for Berkeley. Come with your questions!

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Disaster and Fire Safety Commission meeting

February 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
997 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA
Free
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Disaster and Fire Safety Commission meeting

January 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
997 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA
Free
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Berkeley’s Changing Ground: Volcanoes, Landslides, and the Hayward Fault

November 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Codornices Park, Berkeley
Free

Berkeley Path Wanderers present Berkeley's Changing Ground: The Hayward Fault, Landslides, and Volcanoes Andrew Alden Start: Codornices Park Playground The steep residential hills of North Berkeley owe their picturesque qualities to three great geological forces: tectonism (earthquake faulting), mass wasting (landslides), and volcanism (lava flows). Andrew, who has a blog that focuses on East Bay geology and is […]

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Sports Basement Preparedness Presentation

September 16, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sports Basement, 2727 Miliva Street
Berkeley, CA United States
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Solano Stroll

September 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us at our booth at the Solano Stroll, located on the NE corner of Colusa@Solano!

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Disaster Prep Townhall

July 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Church by the Side of the Road, 2108 Russell Street
Berkeley, CA 94705 United States

District 3 Council Rep Ben Bartlett and BDPNN and Church by the Side of the Road invite you to come learn what resources are available to help you, your family, and your neighbors get prepared for disasters. BFD firetruck on hand! Free food, drinks, and an emergency supply giveaway!

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Town Hall Meeting on public safety with Fire and Police

June 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Northbrae Church, 971 The Alameda
Berkeley, CA United States

Council person Susan Wengraf: "Every year I hold a forum on fire safety and crime.  This year I will be combining the two, with the first half dedicated to fire danger and fire safety issues, and the second half to crime and public safety matters. The meeting will be co-hosted by Council member Hahn who […]

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BDPNN: What We Do That CERT Doesn’t

June 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Berkeley CERT, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, California

How does BDPNN (Berkeley Disaster Preparedness Neighborhood Network) go beyond CERT? BDPNN is a nonprofit organization in Berkeley aimed at supporting overall community preparedness. Together BDPNN and CERT volunteers create a broad network of training and support for disaster preparedness. BDPNN board members Lynn Zummo and Dave Peattie will share the history of BDPNN, its mentorship program, and its expanded outreach to […]

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Disaster Mental Health

November 29, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
Free

One of the most lasting and damaging effects of a disaster is the trauma to one's mental and emotional health, for those experiencing the disaster and to first responders. Post-disaster mental trauma can be substantial; one study estimates the prevalence of PTSD at 30–40% among direct victims, 10–20% among rescue workers, and 5–10% in the […]

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“Lessons from the Sonoma Fires: What Can Berkeley Learn”

May 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States
Free

As tragic as the Napa/Sonoma/Santa Rosa wildfires were, many areas of the Sonoma Valley were spared due to the low fuel load presence of the vineyards, and they provide extremely valuable lessons for us. The communities of the East Bay are the closest urban areas to natural areas with the rating of "highest wildfire risk" […]

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Berkeley Disaster and Fire Safety Commission monthly meeting

June 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
997 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA

Participates in the review of emergency, disaster and mutual aid plans and agreements and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding legislation and regulations needed to implement such plans and agreements.  The Commission is also empowered to register disaster workers.

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Disaster and Fire Safety Commission meeting

December 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
997 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA
Free
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BDPNN General Meeting

June 29, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, 1606 Bonita Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94709 United States

Topic: Evacuation Routes Speakers: Steven Glasier with Berkeley Pathwanders and Keith May, Assistant Chief for Special Operations/Berkeley Fire Department

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Disaster and Fire Safety Commission meeting

October 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
997 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA
Free
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Disaster and Fire Safety Commission meeting

September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
997 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA
Free
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Disaster and Fire Safety Commission meeting

August 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
997 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA
Free
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Disaster and Fire Safety Commission meeting

June 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
997 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA
Free
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Disaster and Fire Safety Commission meeting

May 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
997 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA
Free
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Disaster and Fire Safety Commission meeting

April 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
997 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA
Free
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Disaster and Fire Safety Commission meeting

March 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
997 Cedar Street, Berkeley, 997 Cedar Street
Berkeley, CA
Free
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BeCERTAINN Spring 2021 Emergency Radio Exercise

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

BeCERTAINN will be running a repeater radio exercise to practice different disaster communication operating procedures. The aim of the exercise is to have participants from the greater Berkeley area simulate the types of operational procedures that may be required after a major earthquake. For the most up-to-date information on this radio exercise, and to register, […]

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