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SNAP (Sunnyvale Neighborhoods Actively Prepare

Sunnyvale Public Safety (Police and Fire)
Date last updated: Dec 8, 2014

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: August 2012

Geographic Area: SUNNYVALE (Local) (94085, 94086, 94087, 94088, 94089)

Point of Contact:
Lt. Vinny Mata
Coordinator, Office of Emergency Services
Sunnyvale Public Safety (Police and Fire(
700 All America Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086

(408) 730-7190
(408) 749-0166
vmata@sunnyvale.ca.gov

CERT Web Site: http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/Departments/PublicSafety/EmergencyPreparedness.aspx

Training

On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 3 times a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 31

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 866

Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:

  • General public / Open classes

Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training:

  • English

Supplemental Training

Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? No

Exercises

A total of 100 CERTs have participated in 4 exercises.

CERT in Action

Emergencies

Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:1

Types of emergencies/disasters to which the CERTs have responded:

  • Earthquake

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Residential / Neighborhood checks

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Conducting or supporting threat/hazard assessments

  • Conduct and support emergency preparedness efforts and projects, including sharing information with the public about protective actions and encouraging them to practice

  • Support emergency planning, exercises, and drills in the community, including for neighborhoods, schools, and businesses

  • Support for public safety at community events

  • Fire safety

Additional CERT Program Information