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
Due 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
‘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 CERT – TEEN 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
760-310-0206 Johnny or 760-310-0976 Diane
Johnny and Diane
Concerned CERT member: Lisa Elkins – Investigative Journalist | Back Country Voices
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.
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: 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:
- IRS Raw filing data. Includes EINs and summary financials as structured data.
- IRS Organization profiles. Includes organization names, addresses, etc. You can merge this with the raw filing data using EIN numbers.
- Public.Resource.Org Bulk Form 990 PDFs. PDFs of Form 990s going back to 2000.
The Julian Cuyamaca Resource Center/CERT programs, established, and operated by the Hake’s, collaborate with the following programs:
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)
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 District “CERT Program.”
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.
In 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.
• 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.
• 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:
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.
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.
CPR/AED and Advanced First-Aid class
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“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.”
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