Welcome to the new Nevada CERT website. Please feel free to use this section to post any news, interesting website links, status updates, or notable events.

Communication in Disaster Class added

posted Feb 19, 2015, 8:23 PM by Beverly Bishop   [ updated Feb 19, 2015, 8:24 PM ]

We have another class now available for registration – Communication in Disaster

March 19, 2015 6:30pm – Communication in Disaster
This course is to familiarize you with different types of communication equipment, and use in connecting with family/friends/emergency services in a disaster. Also, if you want to pursue a radio license, you can find the information here. This course is given by Dan Starr, a prominent member of Ares/Races , Communications Leader for NV Taskforce 1, and an instructor/judge for HAM licensing.

Please email Beverly Bishop at if you would like to attend any of these classes. THANKS!


posted Feb 2, 2015, 11:00 AM by Beverly Bishop   [ updated Feb 2, 2015, 11:01 AM ]

Febuary 25, 2015 - 6pm - Rail Safety Class
We have a Rail Safety class now available for registration. This course teaches safety around railroad tracks, what to do in case of an accident on the
rails, what to do in case of an emergency involving the railroad. It is very informative, and something we can all use. Ken Carr, who also gives this FEMA course for those getting their CDL Licenses, is the instructor. This class is free and will be at our offices, 7551 Sauer, Las Vegas, NV 89128. You can register by emailing
March 12, 2015 - 6pm - Skywarn
We have a Skywarn class now available for registration. This is course is given by National Weather Service personnel. it will teach you how to recognize severe weather conditions, how and to whom to report conditions, how to keep you and your family safe during events. It is an entertaining and informative course, useful in daily life here in the desert. This class is free and will be at our offices, 7551 Sauer, Las Vegas, NV 89128. You can register by emailing
May 16, 2015 - 10 am - HELLDORADO PARADE
Save the date. We will send out a blast for participants as we get closer to parade day. Note that the parade will be held at 10am vs 5pm in the evening. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Great Nevada Shakeout is coming

posted Sep 4, 2012, 11:02 AM by Page Spencer   [ updated Sep 4, 2012, 11:19 AM ]

This month, October, is the Great Nevada Shakeout. It is scheduled for October 18, but can be done at any point within two weeks of that date. For further information, please visit

Compliments for our Volunteers from Taskforce 1

posted Mar 12, 2012, 11:16 AM by Page Spencer   [ updated Mar 12, 2012, 12:25 PM ]

This e-mail was received by us after our volunteers participated in a FEMA Search & Rescue drill held by Nevada Taskforce 1:

I hope the reports you receive from your volunteers were positive. From our perspective, they were just what the doctor ordered. They were all here early, attentive to our pre-briefings and made for a very realistic evening for our Responders who were going through the training.


Please convey our total appreciation for their efforts and willingness to help us out on a cold, windy evening out in the dark.


We look forward to working with them all again in the future. Next time I will try to give you just a little more advanced notice.


Tom Petrakis

On behalf of:

Nevada Task Force One

It's Going to be Busy!

posted Feb 22, 2012, 10:33 AM by Page Spencer

The next few months are going to be really busy for all of us CERT members! The notice for the March exercise has gone out, and there will be a request for help for both April and May. April's request will be for the Nevada Southern Railroad, helping with "Day out with Thomas" on two weekends. The one for May will be for the Helldorado Rodeo and Parade, about the middle of the month. Please watch for these blasts and respond if you can help. We are getting more and more popular because of the great work you are doing on various exercises and sites. Thanks again for your participation, we can't do it without you!

Speedway Communications Rodeo

posted Feb 13, 2012, 1:38 PM by Page Spencer   [ updated Feb 13, 2012, 1:40 PM ]

 Many kudos from the organizations that participated in the rodeo for our CERT people. I heard comments about how well traffic flowed, how courteous, professional, and helpful the CERT personnel were, and how confident they were that they were headed in the right direction. A great job! Thanks so much for your participation!

Have a Wonderful and Safe Holiday Season

posted Dec 23, 2011, 10:57 AM by Page Spencer

We here at the CERT Program want to wish all of our present and future members a safe and wonderful Holiday season. Our best wishes for the New Year to all. There will be several drills during the first quarter of 2012, some large, some small. If you want to participate, watch your email and be prepared to respond quickly. Happy Holidays!

A Thank You for our Volunteers

posted Dec 20, 2011, 10:31 AM by Page Spencer

I received this email from Michelle at IAEM expressing her thanks for all the help from our CERT volunteers.

Thank you to all of you and the volunteers you provided to help fill the registration bags for the IAEM Annual Conference. Your volunteers were some of the best I have ever had assist, and we were done in a record amount of time. We couldn’t have done it without you all.



Michelle Savoie

International Association of Emergency Managers-USA

201 Park Washington Ct.

Falls Church, VA 22046

703-538-1795 x1786 and


We would also like to express our thanks to all of our volunteers that helped out with the Rock and Roll Marathon. These functions could not run nearly as well without your help! Thanks so much for your time and effort!

Helldorado Rodeo & Parade 2012

posted Nov 28, 2011, 9:40 AM by Page Spencer

Yes, I know that it is a little early, but we are already being asked to get our parade entry in. Please save the date of May 19, 2012 to participate in the parade, and May 17 through May 20, 2012. More information to come when available.

CERT Schedule for 2012

posted Nov 28, 2011, 9:33 AM by Page Spencer   [ updated Nov 28, 2011, 9:34 AM ]

Now is the time if you would like to schedule a CERT class for your organization, church or business. We already have a few courses scheduled, and as you all know, they fill up fast. Email Rick Diebold; or Page Spencer;, or call us at 229-0076.

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