Ready, Oakland? | It's CERT Week!

We celebrate CERT Week each June, in Oakland, CA! Every year, we aim to make Oakland CERT Week super awesome and more informative in order to create a more ready and resilient Oakland. If you have any questions about Oakland CERT Week or, if you are able to support any of the Oakland CERT Week actions below, please do not hesitate to reach out.

CERT Week 2023 | Saturday, June 3 - Saturday, June 11, 2023

A CERT Member practices disaster medical operations - splinting.

The week-long CERT Week campaign includes a series of events held citywide to raise awareness about the importance of emergency preparedness, applaud those who’ve already received training, and to encourage community residents to register for and complete a CERT class in the year ahead. Celebrate with us!

View/download the 2022 official Oakland CERT Month Proclamation

2023 CERT Week Activities

Got extra time this week? Come table with us! If you would like to volunteer to support CERT Week outreach, please send an email to with your date/time/location preference.

Activity Name Location/Address Activity Description Date/Time

East Oakland Futures Festival

  • The Scraper Bike Way
  • 90th Avenue between Holly St. & Birch St.

Tabling/General Community Outreach

  • CORE - Emergency Preparedness & Response Training Info
  • MACRO - Non-Violent 911 Emergency Response Info
  • Saturday, June 3rd, 2023
  • 11am - 6pm

Seven Super Days of CERT

Social Media Campaign: "7 Days, 7 Things You Learn In CERT"

  • Already completed your CERT Training? Tell the world what you learned and tag @ReadyOakland in your post!
  • Ongoing

First Annual Oakland CERT Walk/Ride & Farmer's Market Flash Mob

  • Lake Merritt
  • Meet Up:
  • Details released at time of event registration
  • Saturday June 10 or Sunday, June 11, 2023 (TBC)
  • Details released at time of event registration

Oakland Personal Emergency Preparedness & Response Classes

Self reliance is key. After completing a course, you should be able to (at a minimum), identify and anticipate hazards, reduce hazards in the home and workplace, and apply basic lifesaving medical techniques. We encourage everyone to register for a class.

Citywide Emergency Plans

The City of Oakland has plans in place. We encourage everyone to review them in advance so we all know what to do in an emergency or declared disaster.


IG: @ReadyOakland
FB: Oakland CORE


Phone: (510) 238-6351