Saratoga CERT Operational Documents

  • DSW Card Issuance
    • Approximately 3 to 4 weeks after you complete the CERT Academy, your paperwork should have been received by the city of Saratoga. After that, you can request your DSW card.
    • DSW cards can be acquired or renewed from 2:00 to 4:00 on Friday afternoons, on those Fridays that City Hall is open. City Hall is open every other Friday and the 2019 schedule can be found online at:
    • Please call in advance to ensure that they can accommodate you. Call Lori McKenna at 408-868-1240. When you go to City Hall, see Lori McKenna in the Community Development Department and she’ll take care of you.
    • A DSW card issued by the City of Saratoga is good for 2 years. When your card comes close to expiration, please follow the instructions above to call and request a time to come by and get your card renewed.
  • Generator Maintenance
  • Communications Plan
  • Manuals for Saratoga CERT-issued FRS Radios

Local Ham Radio Organizations

Santa Clara County

ICS Forms

FEMA Course Material

  • IS-100.CIntroduction to Incident Command System – ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  • IS-700.B: National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction –This course provides an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The National Incident Management System defines the comprehensive approach guiding the whole community – all levels of government, nongovernmental organizations (NGO), and the private sector – to work together seamlessly to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the effects of incidents. The course provides learners with a basic understanding of NIMS concepts, principles, and components.
  • CERT Training Videos

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