C.E.R.T. News – Julian Cuyamaca Resource Center

CERTTo: Julian Cuyamaca CERT members,

Julian Cuyamaca CERT/TEEN CERT has taught over 400 adults and 250 teens the CERT program with 55 adults having taken the Train The Trainer Program (TTT), program from San Diego, to Beaumont, to Mexico. Johnny has been the Lead Instructor for the CERT program as well as the TTT Instructor since January, 2010. Former JCFPD Chief Kevin Dubler, and Steve Sheppard helped get the programs started in 2009 by teaching and building community relationships.

The Julian Cuyamaca Resource Center was established as a 501 C 3 in 2003 in response to the devastating Cedar Fire. We learned many lessons after the 2003 fire and one of the most important being that our community needed to be ready to respond and protect ourselves from any future disasters, due in part to the great distance they are from normal emergency services. There was unanimous consensus to keep the 501C3 in place as the Julian Cuyamaca Resource Center in 2005 and Johnny Hake will remain the volunteer Executive Director for JCRC as he has since 2005.

JCFPD Misinformation Campaign

JCFPDDue to some confusion and misinformation, we are taking this opportunity to provide facts about the original CERT / TEEN CERT program, whose dedicated members have volunteered over 25,000 hours since 2009.

First clarification: CERT Liability Guidelines

CERT‘While CERT programs are most often sponsored by a local government agency, incorporated nonprofit organizations, businesses, or educational institutions may coordinate training and organize teams. In addition, a few CERT programs have established separate nonprofit organizations to raise funds. Thus, more than one legal entity can be involved in a CERT, and each is responsible for protecting itself and its officials, employees and volunteers…’ (reference page 23 CERT Liability Guide – last paragraph –  ) .

Second clarification: Conflict of interests

“Due to a conflict of interest with Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District (JCFPD), the Executive Board for Julian Cuyamaca Resource Center Inc, (JCRC) dba Julian Cuyamaca CERTTEEN CERT voted unanimously to dismiss JCFPD as the sponsoring agency last December. We did not resign from Julian Cuyamaca CERT/TEEN CERT. We will continue serving as the volunteer CERT Program Managers, Volunteer CERT Coordinators and trainers as appointed by JCRC.”

“Julian Cuyamaca Resource Center, Inc., will remain the 501 C 3 corporation, dba, Julian Cuyamaca CERT/TEEN CERT. We will continue teaching the CERT and TEEN CERT programs, building relationships, organize teams and provide training with the outreach programs including events and drills.” – Johnny and Diane Hake

FEMA_CERTThird Clarification: Insurance

Insurance for CERT volunteers has been supplied for every training, event, and drill and will continue to be supplied. Deployed volunteers will be sworn in by the governmental agency requesting their assistance and thereby covered by Disaster Service Worker (DSW), insurance.


Cuyamaca CERT volunteers sponsored by JCRC must be officially deployed by a governmental agency before carrying out any disaster service activities. Official deployment is a requirement for the DSW volunteer to receive the benefits and protections of the Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program (DSWVP), and will require swearing in by the governmental agency requesting the deployment.

The JCRC and the governmental agency requesting deployment will be responsible for documenting volunteers’ deployment, disaster service activities, and demobilization. When a governmental agency requests deployment the following information is required:

• On whose authority the Volunteer Program is being activated
• Activation date and time
• Anticipated disaster service activities
• Expected demobilization time frame

Good Samaritan Law

The Good Samaritan Law  covers spontaneous volunteers who stay within their realm of training.

As CERT training stresses by accepting personal responsibility we ensure a safer community whether individually or as part of a group. Remembering safety first, and then caring for ourselves, family, friends, and neighbors whenever possible.

We have provided a list of Julian Cuyamaca CERT members with resources and assets to all local first responder agencies for deployment as needed with contact information.

Julian Cuyamaca CERT/TEEN CERT identification cards will be issued by JCRC, the sponsoring agency.

FYI: The AUTHENTIC, ORIGINAL and ONLY CREDENTIALED Julian Cuyamaca CERT/TEEN CERT trainers can be contacted via: certjulian@hotmail.com
760-310-0206 Johnny or 760-310-0976 Diane

CERT.jpegWe have scheduled a general meeting for June 3 at 6:00 pm at the Julian Jr. High in the Wolf Den. Please bring any questions and input you may have. Refreshments will be provided.

Best regards,

Johnny and Diane

Diane and Johnny Hake

 Concerned CERT member: Lisa Elkins – Investigative Journalist | Back Country Voices



As a proud and committed CERT member, I feel compelled to weigh-in on the submission made by fire Chief Marinelli, of the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District.’ 

I believe fire chief Marinelli’s  “‘CERT status clarification letter,'” and former “Co-Program Managers of Julian CERT,” (who, oddly enough, still refer to themselves as “Co-Program Managers”) have misrepresented the facts!

Unfortunately, Marinelli and former Co-Program Managers of Julian CERT”  have deviated from what the CERT community objective which is; COMMUNITY.

Erroneous information that needs clarification:

1.‘The Hakes are no longer the program manager or volunteer coordinator for the CERT Program “sponsored by the Julian Fire Protection District.

False: The CERT program is still fully operational by the Hakes and no one else.

True: Julian CERT is no longer “sponsored by JFPD,” but they have more than adequate sponsorship with well established and professional organizations. (See below)

Also, the Hakes are the founders, and credentialed program managers of CERT. Unlike fire chief Marinelli and former “Co-Program Managers,” the Hake’s will continue to operate the CERT programs for OUR COMMUNITY!

2. ‘Per the FEMA CERT guidelines, the Julian Cuyamaca Resource Center CERT Program run by the Hakes does not have a recognized partnership with a “local government, emergency management and response agencies”, and is therefore not acknowledged as an official CERT.’ And this -‘The Hakes continue to operate their CERT program without being recognized by any government agency or being sponsored by any emergency response agency.’

You would think, Marinelli and these (former)“Co-Program Managers of Julian CERT,”  would have know that, as a 501c3, CERT programs DO NOT have to be sponsored by a government agency.


Johnny and Diane Hake

The Hakes established a 501c3 for JCRC/CERT, which is registered with the San Diego County Assessor, and work in partnership with numerous agencies (see below).

*julian cuyamaca resource center inc – CitizenAudit

Julian Cuyamaca Resource Center: EIN: 76-0810731Classification (NTEE) Disaster Preparedness and Relief Services  http://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/760810731

See for yourself and download the data:

For those interested in acquiring the original data from the source, here’s where our data comes from:

The Julian Cuyamaca Resource Center/CERT programs, established, and operated by the Hake’s, collaborate with the following programs:

*California Volunteers

*Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program

*San Diego County Citizen Corps

*American Red Cross | Disaster Relief

*Ramona Community Protection and Evacuation Plan

*Federal Emergency Management Agency

*Community Emergency Response Teams | FEMA

* FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division


*FEMA Members National

*Teen CERT FEMA Youth Council

*Youth Preparedness Council

*Disaster Response and Recovery | Homeland Security

*San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob


*Western States Seismic Policy Council

*unified san diego county emergency services organization

*California Emergency Services Association

* Disaster Services

3. ‘CERT activations, exercises, and trainings conducted by the Hakes are not authorized and are not covered under the State of California Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program (DSWVP). Members participating in the Hake’s CERT program are not eligible for the benefits and protections of the DSWVP.’’

The statement above is also FALSE!

The Julian Cuyamaca Resource Center /CERT Programs are covered under the Disaster Service Worker Volunteer Program,  and the Community Emergency Response Team Liability Guide. (See CERT Liability Guide, pg 23)

PROOF: Julian Cuyamaca Resource Center Inc., in Julian, California:

And finally,  chief Marinelli and the FORMER ‘“Co-Managers of Julian CERT,”  are not authorized to state the following: ‘contact us through the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District  (http://www.jcfpd.com/) website or respond to this email with comments or questions. The Julian CERT website (http://www.juliancert.com/) will soon be back online with information and event updates.’

(Note to the Hakes: I strongly suggest you correct this, since, by Chief Marinelli‘s own admission, is “NO LONGER associated with ‘Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection DistrictCERT Program.”

I hope this clears up the misinformation RE: Chief Marinelli “CERT status clarification.”

The important work of actually coming together as a community can and should be accomplished with integrity.

This is a fire season people! There’s real work ahead for each and everyone of us. This can only be accomplished by finding ways to work together rather than against each other, and fast!


Lisa Elkins Goodman – Citizen’s Action Group – Back Country Voices


Following major disasters, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for these services. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages may prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect through the 911 system. People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.

The Community Emergency Response Team concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985. Two years later, the Whittier Narrows earthquake underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Furthermore, it confirmed the need to train civilians to meet their immediate needs. As a result, the LAFD created the Disaster Preparedness Division with the purpose of training citizens for disaster response.

The training program that LAFD initiated furthers the process of citizens understanding their responsibility in preparing for disaster. It also increases their ability to safely help themselves, their family, and their neighbors. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the importance of preparing citizens. The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and the National Fire Academy adopted and expanded the CERT materials believing them applicable to all hazards.

The CERT Program and Basic CERT Courses will benefit any citizen who takes it. This individual will be better prepared to respond to and cope with the during and an aftermath of a disaster.

Since 1993, when this training was made available nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 States and Puerto Rico have conducted CERT training.

US CERTIn January 2002, following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, United States President George Bush introduced the U.S. Citizen Corps Program to encourage volunteerism and a sense of civic duty within the general public. Citizen Corps is comprised of a number of volunteer programs including Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), Neighborhood Watch, Fire Corps, and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program.

CERT is a program that trains citizens in basic emergency response skills, so that they can supplement and support, not replace, professional emergency responders during a major emergency incident or disaster.


The mission of CERT is to harness the power of every individual through education, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to and capable of safely helping themselves, their family, their neighbors, and their community.

Volunteers-Joint Services CommandCORE VALUES

• Safety, safety, safety.

• Teamwork: stronger together than alone.

• Community members helping each other in the neighborhood, workplace, school, and other venues.

• Valuing volunteers and CERT as an asset to the community.

• Preparedness.

• Importance of each individual’s contribution.

• Practice, practice, practice.

• Self-sufficiency and problem solving, rather than the victim role.

• Leadership and Professionalism.

• Ability to do the greatest good for the greatest number in the shortest amount of time



Highlights: Julian Cuyamaca CERT Program:

Julian Cuyamaca CERTTEEN CERT


14-year-old Tiffany Espensen, a member of FEMA’s national Youth Preparedness Council instructs a Julian Teen CERT training in San Diego.

As part of a charitable giving campaign for community safety and emergency preparedness, SDG&E recently awarded grants to more than 50 Fire Safe Councils and Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs). SDG&E’s annual Safe San Diego Initiative supports disaster preparedness, emergency response training, education about wildfires, community protection plans and fuel reduction programs through local volunteer and city fire departments, the American Red Cross, the Burn Institute, 2-1-1 San Diego and other nonprofit groups at the grassroots and regional levels.

Teens gain skills to help:
The Julian CERT, for example, began training teens in emergency response skills with SDG&E’s support in 2011, and inspired one of the first participants to spread the word
about her experience.

“I want to share it with everyone in the world,” said Tiffany Espensen, 14, who received CERT training in Julian in October 2011 and remains active in the Julian Teen CERT. She has participated in drills and classes, helped to teach skills to other youths and promoted disaster preparedness via interviews and social media to fans of her work as an actress in TV and films.

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The first Girl Scout Teen CERT graduates of San Diego County are

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) chose her as one of 13 young leaders from across the nation to launch FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council in 2012. She’s currently serving her second year on the council, which seeks to engage youth in emergency preparedness.

Inter-Tribal TEEN CERT

Inter-Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation & Julian CERT Team up to Teach Teen CERT Course for Los Coyotes Tribal Youth



Julian Cuyamaca Community Emergency Response Team – CERT/Teen CERT



CPR/AED and Advanced First-Aid class

1. The Sons of American Legion have asked for Julian CERT’s assistance for their annual event,The Julian Dance“, on June 14th from noon until 10:00 pm. at the Menghini Winery.

2. The Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District at the Julian Town Hall meeting June 10th, 2014 6:00 p.m. to discuss fee increase RE:PUBLIC_HEARING.pdf 69.0 KB – Julian Cuyamaca Fire

3. You won’t want to miss seeing this!!
We are thrilled to be able to share with you a video that MEDIA ARTS CENTER SAN DIEGO has put together highlighting their involvement as part of our Energy Solutions Partner Network – a network 200+ strong that is helping Southern Californians connect to energy saving solutions that help the environment and save money! In fact, Councilman Todd Gloria appears in this video and has some wonderful comments about how our Partner Network is really a model for engagement!!
We hope you will visit Media Art’s Facebook page at Media Arts Center San Diego – San Diego, CA Facebook and/or share with your community.



“Julian Cuyamaca CERT/TEEN CERT is being misrepresented.  We are NOT affiliated with JCFPD in any way!  They do not have permission to use our name.” 




Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District Fundraiser and …’

“Julian Cuyamaca Community Emergency Response Team – CERT/Teen CERT” (NOT). ... To hire these firefighter/paramedics, JCFPD must increase its current income..’ blog.sandiegoharley.com/?p=531

**Diane cert


Diane Hake – CERT/TEEN CERT Julian Cuyamaca KJ6HXR
and Johnny Hake Program Manager/TTT Instructor
CERT/TEEN CERT Julian Cuyamaca

Diane & Johnny Hake, Julian, CA CERT Instructors

Julian CERT

Julian Cuyamaca Community Emergency Response Team

Julian Cuyamaca CERT

Julian Cuyamaca CERT – TEEN CERT – View CERT

CERT – Community Emergency Response Team, County of San Diego, Julian and Cuyamaca

Volunteer Spotlight: Johnny and Diane Hake

Johnny and Diane Hake Recieve Emergency Management Award.

FEMA.gov Communities – National Preparedness

The Julian News June 22, 2011 Page07 – Newspaper Archive

  • Jun 22, 2011 – Johnny A. Hake was the lead instructor. …. information please call: Diane Hake KJ6HXR Program Manager/TTT Instructor CERT/TEEN CERT …
  • Preparing-Disaster-in-South-Bay-192117…

    Jul 25, 2012 – He is Director of Emergency Preparedness and Response Program
    Johnny and Diane Hake. … of Julian, CA and are Program Managers and TTT
    Instructors for the Julian/Cuyamaca …
  • Preparing for Disaster

    Aug 28, 2012 – 
    Johnny and Diane Hake,. CA and are Program Managers and TTT
    Instructors for the Julian/Cuyamaca Community …

    AAR June 10 11 – FINAL.odt – yimg.com

    Johnny Hake, Volunteer Coordinator … Diane Hake, Program Manager ….. Monica and Johnny Hake both of whom are Certified CERT TTT instructors directed …


CERT FOUNDERS: Frank W. Borden – Disaster Resource GUIDE

Frank W. Borden and Robert G. Lee are co-owners of Borden/Lee Consulting. They specialize in Emergency Response Management, based on 60+ years of “hands-on” experience.

About Borden/Lee Consulting

Mr. Borden is retired Assistant Chief of the Los Angeles City Fire Dept. and developed the CERT Program for the City of Los Angeles. Mr. Lee was among the first to successfully adapt CERT to the private sector. For additional information, call (310) 833-6926 or (818) 893-2552, or e-mail boblee@gte.net.

31 – Fire Safe Council of San Diego County


AAR June 10 11 – FINAL.odt – Yimg

County of San Diego: San Diego County CERT

The Emergency Response Team Model – Disaster Resource .

CERT Classes Bring Awareness to All Ages

Teen CERT Member Joins FEMA Youth Council

Youth Preparedness Council | Ready.gov

Julian CERT | San Diego Gas & Electric

CERTCommunity Emergency Response Team, County of .

Julian CERT to Host Countywide Earthquake Drill

FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division

The Ramona Journal – The Julian Journal

CERT – 211 San Diego

United States Volunteers Joint Services Command – Citizen

May 12, 2014 To: Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District ..

Inter-Tribal Long Term Recovery Foundation & Julian CERT

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob – East County

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Julian, California

certcouncilhighlights09-13-2012 – Oceanside CERT

California Fixes Good Samaritan Law

United States Volunteers – Joint Services

Supporting Grassroots Efforts for Safety and Emergency

The Julian News

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The Julian News December 19, 2012

The Julian News April 14, 2010 Page01

The Julian News August 3, 2011 Page01

The Julian News September 29, 2010 Page03

2013 FEMA Youth Preparedness Council Press Release

San Diego County Operational Area


“Preparing for Disaster in the South Bay”

cert – femacontract.com

DVP October 2013 Updater – California Volunteers

List of California CERT’s – Meetup

Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District Fundraiser and

ORDINANCE NO – County of San Diego – State of California


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