NEIGHBORHOOD TEAMS LEADERSHIP
Campbell CERT has more than 200 trained volunteers allocated into eight different active neighborhood teams. We will do 'the most good for the most people' while providing emergency support to different areas of the City of Campbell and adjacent communities in the event of a wide-area disaster.
We welcome trained individuals without regard to age, race, creed, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, political affiliation, and physical or mental ability. Take the CERT Training and join our growing team! Contact us.
CAMPBELL CERT NEIGHBORHOODS
San Tomas West
San Tomas West CERT
The San Tomas West CERT Neighborhood was founded in 2010 with five active CERT’s by Program Manager, Steven Teeter. In 2014 he recruited Jackie Wyckoff to lead the team. In 2018, Anna Rosenbluth and Ryan Colman took over as co-leads.
San Tomas West is one of only two Campbell neighborhoods with boundaries that span both San Jose and the City of Campbell - from San Tomas Expressway to San Tomas Aquino Road and Payne Avenue to Campbell Avenue. With approximately 1000 homes in Campbell and 1000 in San Jose, it is one of the largest neighborhoods in the county. The San Tomas West CERT neighborhood also includes parts of the San Tomas Aquino neighborhood.
San Tomas West has a strong team with 35 actively engaged CERT Academy graduates. Five members have extensive emergency medical training, one is a certified Emergency Medical Technician. CERT member Ann Herosy is the Regional Disaster Chairperson for the American Red Cross. The team also includes four HAM radio operators.
For more information regarding San Tomas West CERT, please contact Anna Rosenbluth at 408-404-8126 or Ryan Coleman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hamann Park CERT
The CERT program for the Hamann Park Neighborhood was founded in 2013 with four members. As of 2018, the membership has increased to more than 20 residents. We are a diverse group of altruistic individuals who are committed to the well-being of our neighbors and community. We have committed our time and efforts to learn and prepare ourselves and to engage and train others on emergency preparedness in the event of a man-made or natural disaster. Our team includes two licensed Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), one being a fully certified Red Cross Instructor. Seven of our members are licensed HAM radio operators.
The neighborhood we serve is roughly bounded by Moorpark Avenue, Winchester Boulevard, Hamilton Avenue, and Highway 17. This neighborhood is shared by both Campbell and San Jose.
Trained volunteers are always welcome to join our team. For more information regarding the Hamann Park neighborhood CERT, please contact us by email at email@example.com.
Pruneyard - Dry Creek
Pruneyard - Dry Creek - Union Ave CERT
The Pruneyard Dry Creek CERT was formed in 2012 under the leadership of Steven Teeter. Steven helped build the neighborhood CERT from an original 13 members to a current number of 31. The original neighborhood was bounded by Dry Creek Road and the Campbell City boundary on the south, Leigh Ave on the east, Hamilton Ave on the north, and Bascom Ave on the west.
Also, as part of that community, several streets east of Leigh Ave were annexed to the City of Campbell from the City of San Jose and subsequently adopted into the Pruneyard Dry Creek area. And in 2018 the area that had been known as Union Avenue neighborhood that is bounded by E. Campbell Ave on the north, Bascom Ave on the east, Hwy 17 on the west, and Valley Dr. and the Campbell City boundary on the south was combined with Pruneyard Dry Creek bringing the total to 48. There are approximately 1200 residences in this largely residential area combining single-family homes, duplexes, fourplexes, and apartment buildings.
At least once a year, some of our members will walk a section of the neighborhood with flyers encouraging neighbors to join or at least to learn something about their neighborhood CERT. We hold 15-minute duration radio calls every Monday evening where we practice checking-in, practice a hypothetical inject, and practice checking-out; we also hold two team exercises a year including one night exercise. We participate in the annual National Night Out where we promote the CERT program.
Our team members meet once a quarter for two hours to discuss forms and procedures, conduct table top exercises, and also include time to socialize. During the year, other team activities include attending County Fire refresher courses and HAM radio operator trainings, but we also volunteer at the First Aid station during city-sponsored events such as: Valentine's Run, Eggstravaganza Easter Egg Hunt, Bunnies & Bonnets Parade, Oktoberfest, and Boogie on the Avenue.
For more information regarding the Pruneyard Dry Creek neighborhood CERT, please contact Dennis Flick at (408) 813-0964 or Sharon Teeter at (408) 921-2239.
Campbell Village CERT
Cole Cameron (acting)
The Campbell Village neighborhood is located between Union Avenue, Bascom Avenue, Camden Avenue, and McGlincey Drive in the southwest part of the City of Campbell.
For more information regarding the Campbell Villa neighborhood CERT, please contact this team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central Campbell CERT
The Central Campbell CERT neighborhood encompasses a wide area that includes both Community Center and Morgan Park neighborhoods. It is roughly bordered by Hamilton Ave to the north, San Tomas Expressway to the west, Budd Ave to the south, and Winchester Blvd to the east.
Our volunteer team is comprised of 35 CERT graduates who live or/and work in either neighborhood (shown on the two maps). We are always looking for new members to join our super neighborhood.
For more information regarding the Central Campbell neighborhood CERT, please contact this team by email at email@example.com.
Downtown Campbell CERT
Pam J. Majka
Right in the heart of Campbell, the Downtown Campbell neighborhood is located between Highway 17 and Winchester Avenue, and Hamilton Avenue and Kennedy Avenue.
Some of the CERT members have been involved in CERT since 2003. The current team began forming in the fall of 2014 and continues to add new members. The team is trained in disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our neighborhoods in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. There are over 1,000 households in (and growing) the Downtown area and our team is partnering with the Downtown Campbell Neighborhood Association (DNCA) to help every household be a little more prepared for an emergency or disaster.
For more information regarding joining the Downtown Campbell neighborhood CERT or how you can get ready for an emergency, please contact Vince Staub at (408) 210-2181.
Hacienda - Hazelwood CERT
The Hacienda and Hazelwood neighborhoods border each other, and CERT members from both areas work together as one unified neighborhood group. We have 22 active team members from all walks of life. Team members meet weekly via radio or email check in. Member areas of expertise include eight trained ham radio operators, and at least ten who are trained and certified in First Aid and CPR/AED. Monthly training meetings are held to hone proficiency and practice all of the nuances of CERT activation. Emergency response skills are exercised by participation in city-wide and county-wide drills several times a year. Many of our team members volunteer to staff the first aid booths at community events along with participation in the “Neighborhood Night Out” each October.
Our team and the San Tomas Area Community Coalition (STACC) actively work together to better help all of our neighbors and readily welcomes new members. The Hacienda Neighborhood is bounded by Winchester Boulevard (East), W. Parr Avenue (South), and Burrows Road and South San Tomas Aquino Road (West). The Hacienda Neighborhood is bounded by Budd Avenue (Northwest), San Tomas Expressway (East), Sunnyoaks Avenue (South) and San Tomas Aquino (West). For more information or to answer any questions regarding the Hacienda/Hazelwood neighborhood CERT, please contact Ellen Dorsa at firstname.lastname@example.org, Pat Carriveau at email@example.com, or contact Campbell CERT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Tomas CERT
The CERT program for the San Tomas neighborhood was founded in 2014 with only four members. One of these members—Debbie Harris—accepted the challenge of leading this group in and around the Westmont neighborhood.
As of 2017, the team's membership has increased to more than ten extremely dedicated members. All of the members are certified Emergency Responders for the City of Campbell that reside within a two-mile radius of Westmont High School. The San Tomas members frequently practice their communication skills via handheld radios—a preferred method of communication, since radios are by far the most reliable method of communication during and immediately following a disaster. Members also attend regular meetings, drills, and social events.
The San Tomas group is a pro-active, collaborative, and cohesive team of individuals from a variety of backgrounds. The team embraces opportunities to reach out to its neighbors, as well as other Campbell and neighboring city residents. Members also participate in community outreach events, and collaborate with local schools with the goal of educating individuals about CERT, as they try to recruit more neighbors to join them in their efforts to help the San Tomas and Westmont neighborhoods during an emergency or disaster.
The San Tomas Community Emergency Response Team looks forward to the continued growth of its team and the ability to help its neighborhood.
For more information on the San Tomas neighborhood CERT, please contact Lynne Formigli at email@example.com