The Association of Mountain View Neighborhood CERTs
The Association of Mountain View Neighborhood CERTs (AMVNC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
Our aims and objectives are:
- Serve as a conduit between donors (who often require formal documentation) and local neighborhood CERTs.
- Organize and operate within the requirements of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.
You can contact us by mail: P.O. Box 983, Mountain View, CA 94042-0983 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
See AMVNC for more corporate info.
AMVNC Operates in collaboration with the City of Mountain View CERT program.
The city provides a number of resources:
- Introductions and information about upcoming CERT classes in Mountain View;
- Contact information and map for each of the Neighborhood CERT groups;
- A database of MTV trained volunteers. (Please send new contact information if you have moved);
- Advice on Disaster Kits (AKA "Go Bags") including a one page checklist;
- Links to Ready.gov CERT Information.
CERTs provide pre-positioned resources (equipment and trained personnel) at the neighborhood level to help in the first few hours or days after a large scale emergency, when 911 may be overwhelmed.
In nearly all large scale disasters, the first responders are local survivors helping their neighbors. FEMA sponsors the CERT program to pre-position resources that might make a difference in such an emergency.
It has two primary components:
- Training and education, to help people better help each other. [link]
- Pre-positioned emergency equipment and supplies
- Personal readiness (e.g. Go bags) [link]
- Community readiness (Caches of equipment and supplies)