Special effects by Aubrey Sahouria-To contact Aubrey please email thmmcert@gmail.com


2/10/16 7:00-8:30-Beyond Basic 1st Aid--Richmond Senior Center at  2525 MacDonald Ave in Richmond--1st Aid training for a variety of severe medical situations, i.e., broken bones, burns, eye wounds, shock and extensive bleeding.  The session will be a combination of lecture, demo and hands-on training.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2/27/16 11:00-3:00 PM-​-Combined Richmond Area One-Half Day Drill.  ​Drill will take place at Tara Hills Mobile Manor (map is shown under CONTACT US tab above).  The Neighborhoods Planning Committee will host a one-half day drill combining lessons from the Triage & Head to Toe and


Beyond Basic First Aid sessions listed above. Attendees will be assigned to teams for assessment and treatment of victims in a prescribed disaster scenario.  Excellent opportunity to re-learn/sharpen your knowledge and skills.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2/25/16 10:00 --Pinole Senior Center on 2500 Charles Ave, Pinole.  Hosting a FREE "Be Red Cross Ready" class taught by Red Cross Preparedness Instructor  James Mallory. See Poster under February Events Tab for more details.


Sunday, 6/5/16 1:00--4:00 PM--Psychological First Aid for Volunteer Responders Presentation Class (3hrs). Elizabeth McMahon, PhD, will cover some of the Psychological First Aid skills and techniques a CERT team member or a member of the public can use during a response to both recognize, cope, and respond to a fellow CERT member, family member, or a victim displaying signs of stress due to their reactions following a disaster.  The class will be held at the Tara Hills Mobile Manor (THMM), 16401 San Pablo Ave- situated at the corner of San Pablo and Tara Hills Drive.  If you enter the address into Google, the bulls eye comes up approximately where the community center is located.

Monday, 6/6/16--6:30 -7:30PM--THMM monthly CERT meeting.  Items to discuss will be the 6/11/16 rummage Sale. THMM Community Room

Wednesday, 6/8/16--6:30-8:00 PM--The topic of the next All area CERT Programs Training at the Richmond Senior Center will be presented by EBMUD's Steven Frew.  He will discuss water issues, storage, purification, emergency issues after a disaster, and answer all your questions.  The Pubic is welcome.

Saturday, 6/11/16 (DATE HAS CHANGED) doors open at 9:00 AM--The annual THMM Community Rummage Sale--This is THMM CERT's opportunity to raise funds for free safety and training events, and equipment for our community to prepare for any emergency and training events. There will be tools, glassware, new and used jewelry, books, live plants, linens, small furniture items, electronics, and much, much more.


Saturday 7/16/16--10:00 AM to 2:00 PM-ALL INTERESTED CERT TEAM MEMBERS DRILL at Burg Park, Richmond.  Training will include the Set-up of Incident Command Structure and Medical Base Camp. Attendees will be assigned to IC, Medical, S&R, or Communication (HAM & FRS) teams.  Please review your documentation and manuals on these topics including FRS instructions. If you are able to use them, bring HAM & FRS handsets, CERT vests, helmets, PPE and any water or snacks you will need during the training.   


8/20/16-Pt Isabel Dog Park, Richmond, CA--Pet Emergency Preparation Fair--11:00 -2:00 pm--

Dr. Emily Lin, Pinole Pet Hospital’s Clinical Director and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, will be one of the presenters.  Dr. Lin will be answering questions and demonstrating valuable basic emergency 1st Aid techniques to treat dangerous animal injuries until you can get your pet to a veterinary hospital. 
James Mallory-Certified CPR Instructor-American Red Cross Representative will demonstrate basic first aid for animal inflicted injuries; i.e., animal bites or scratches that can occur during emergency situations.
Carmen Estrada from CART (Contra Costa County Animal Rescue Team) A much in-demand speaker on behalf of CART.  Carmen will demonstrate and explain what you need on hand before an emergency arises along with what to do for animals during/after an emergency.  CART is under the umbrella of CoCoCo Animal Services and has a rewarding training/certification program that you too can join and, when trained, you may be asked to assist first responders in an emergency.
So bring a lawn chairs, and your lunch, and join other pet owners eager to learn from our experienced, professional presenters.  If you wish, you may donate to the THMM CERT Program  and you could win raffle prizes donated by: Mud Puppies, Subway-Pinole, THMM CERT, Solano Cellars-Albany, Bear Claw Bakery-Pinole, Pet Food Express, El Sobrante Feed & Pet Supply, Eclips Hair Salon—El Sobrante, Tina’s Place (Restaurant)-Pinole, Sit & Stay Café-Pt. Isabel Dog Park.  Please join us, we are sure you will learn important proactive information on pet emergency needs and procedures.
THMM CERT fund raises for future safety events: raffle tickets will be available. Raffle drawings will be held at 12:00, 1:00 & 2:00 PM-winners need not be present to win.  KIDS--In addition there will be a kid’s area with craft tables including coloring, and gluing projects.

 Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Richmond Senior Center, 2525 McDonald Ave, Richmond, CA. ​

A PG&E representative will give a presentation on how to handle electrical and/or gas leaks or breaks.  This program is very informative and all Bay Area CERT programs AND the public are invited to attend and learn how to help themselves or others during an emergency.

​​2/11/16-10:00--Pinole Senior Center-2500 Charles Ave, Pinole, CA.  THMM CERT to host a table with informational pamphlets for adults with disabilities, seniors and on personal safety before, during, or after a natural or man-made emergency.  Some of the information will be available in Braille, Spanish, and chinese.                                                                    



Open to the Public and all CERT Programs - CCC Reserve Medical Core is presenting a educational opportunity on  Wednesday, the 13th of January, 2016,there will be an excellent training session occurring in Richmond at the Senior Center, 2525 McDonald Ave, Richmond, CA.  It starts at 7:00 PM.  The Medical Reserve Corp of CCC will be giving an presentation, with hands-on exercises, on Triage and Head-to-Toe assessment of victims in a disaster. 
The Medical Reserve Corp was developed as part of the County's emergency planning and response system. It addresses the need for additional medical professionals to respond to a medical surge event or an event requiring the mass distribution of pharmaceuticals. Oversight is provided by the Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as lead agency with support from Contra Costa Health Services.


3/7/16--General Mtg--THMM Community Ctr.--6:30-8:00

3/9/16 7:00-8:30 PM--Richmond Senior Center at 2525 MacDonald Ave in Richmond-- ​Introduction to Disasters Psychology for Volunteer Responders.  Dr. Elizabeth McMahan PhD will present an overview of SF NERT'S course for volunteer first responders.  She will discuss and demonstrate how to deal with the emotional/mental challenges volunteers will face during emergency situations. DO NOT MISS this session!

3/24/16 10:00-1:00 PM -THMMCERT will be hosting an emergency informational table at the Richmond Senior Center-2525 McDonald, Richmond.  Information in English, Spanish, and some in Chinese.  Vials of Life will be available along with emergency prep information to take home.

4/13/16 7:00-8:30 PM-Richmond area CERT joint training session--COMMUNICATIONS--FRS and HAM radios.  Bring your radios for a session of incident command practice.  Richmond Senior Center-2525 McDonald, Richmond.

5/11/16 6:30-8:00The next All Richmond CERT Training at the Senior Center will be Wednesday, May 11th.  Our guest speaker will be Jim Tomlinson, manager of the Center for Volunteer and Non-Profit Volunteer Napa.  He manages the volunteer programs and three Emergency Volunteer Centers in collaboration with Napa County Office of Emergency Services.  He has been trained by both Homeland Security and the Secret Service in emergency response.  Jim will conduct an open discussion about the experience of managing spontaneous volunteers during the Napa earthquake.  Whenever there is some kind of disaster, many people will want to come forward and assist those who need help.  His experience and lessons learned during the Napa quake will certainly help CERT teams determine what to do with volunteers as we will have our hands full handling other aspects of the disaster event. 


2016  Pet Emergency Safety Fair-Pt. Isabel


​​​​Tara Hills Mobile Manor’s CERT Program (THMM CERT) Presents

A Spanish interrupter will be available at the CERT table to help answer any questions. 
January 16th, 2016 -- 11:00 AM to around 1:00 PM
Located at 16401 San Pablo Ave, San Pablo, CA
(Directions at Bottom of Page)

This free American Red Cross class teaches you how to be prepared.  Experts believe a magnitude 7.5 or greater quake will hit here within the next few years, or next week or tomorrow.  Are you prepared? Are you prepared for a flood? Red Cross preparedness instructors Jim Mallory and Sandy Szerlip will tell you what you should stock in your disaster survival kit, including food, water, clothing, and personal care items.  They will also share tips on dealing with eyeglasses, prescriptions, money, keeping your extended family informed and much more. Don't miss this FREE and important class.   

THMM’s CERT Program will have a staffed table to hand-out pamphlets on fire prevention, and preparation for any disaster big or small. We have a small selection of informational pamphlets in Chinese and many in Spanish. 

There will also be a staffed Children’s Table with many activities, and safety based coloring/comic books-FREE of charge. 



DIRECTIONS: Turn towards the San Pablo Bay (west) at the corner of Tara Hills Dr. & San Pablo Ave in San Pablo, CA. - Make an immediate left into Tara Hills Mobile Manor.  Community room is straight ahead on right.  Please do not park in front of homes.  A more detailed map is available at thmmcert.org on the About Us tab.  Call 916 208-8793 if you need additional information.

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10/12/16, 6:30--8:00 PM--Meeting will be held at the Richmond Senior Center at 2525 McDonald Ave, Richmond.  This combined East Bay CERT teams' meeting will feature a skit demonstrating the proper way to conduct triage and treatment of victims. The idea for this training session came from a drill earlier this year in which many participants realized we need more training in this area.  ​The training involve a simulated car accident in which several passengers have been injured. A medical team will respond to the incident, perform triage and treatment and keep the Incident Command up-to-date on the incident's progress.  Members of the audience will be asked to participate. ​



Wednesday November 9: Light Search and Rescue:Victim Transport Methods
Richmond Senior Center, 2525 Macdonald Avenue
6:30-8:30 pm Refreshments and conversation 6:30-7pm--7-8:30pm Drill:

Demonstrations, videos, and hands-on practice for everyone.  Six techniques for transporting medical victims to safety, using one to seven people and various equipment including back boards, the Med Sled, chairs, blankets, and wheel chairs.

Please plan to attend!


Wednesday, December 14: CERT Holiday Pot Luck Party
Where: Richmond Senior Center, 2525 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond
When: 6:30-8:30pm.

​Please bring a hot dish, side dish, salad, or dessert (8-10 servings) to share.
Please do not bring chips and dips or alcoholic beverages.
DJ will be compiling pictures of CERT activities to show during the party.
Please send any photographs you have to include in the show!