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Emergency Response

The Emerald Bay Community has a very active and ongoing volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Organized following the 1993 Laguna fires that devastated the community, the CERT team is a group of community members who are prepared to assist in emergencies and natural disasters. There are three core roles of a CERT volunteers. Emergency Operations Center (EOC) volunteers coordinate a central communications base, while Zone Leaders and volunteers provide assistance in their neighborhoods, and the Doctor Team is prepared to provide medical care in the event of a major disaster. The CERT team participates in regular drills and training, the most significant of which is the annual Fall Drill, where team members role play their response to a potential disaster scenario. For more information, please contact Michael Dunbar, General Manager of the Emerald Bay Service District or Jim Waddell, Director of Security and Emergency Management for the Emerald Bay Community Association (EBCA).