Introduction | General Meetings | Required Training | By Date
Updated: 1 January 2021


The CARES training objectives are:


General Meetings

The focus of CARES monthly general meetings are for our members to review the roles, processes, procedures, and responsibilities that we will encounter during an activation.  This training directly support our mission and the CARES Certification Program.

The training sessions are usually informal, held during our monthly general meetings, and are intended to elicit constructive discussion by the membership as we examine our emergency management policies and procedures.


Required Training

The City of Cupertino, as well as the Santa Clara Country RACES, requires specific ICS classes for all volunteers. All CARES members are required to complete the following on-line classes.


  1. If you have previously taken any of the above classes, there is no need to take it again… provided you have the completion certificates!
  2. Make sure you print a copy of the certificate. Create a .pdf or scan your certificate since you ultimately will need to email a copy to Ken Ericksen and the SCC Credentials manager for those persuing a SCC RACES Type 4 Certification.
  3. For the SEMS class, you need to create an account, log in, Browse Training, look for and then select Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) Introductory Course (G606). This class takes about 1 hr 30 min to complete.


Upcoming Activities

4 Feb 2021, General Meeting
TBD. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Teleconference   

4 Mar 2021, General Meeting
CuSD System Overview. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Teleconference   

1 Apr 2021, General Meeting
SJW System Overview. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Teleconference   

6 May 2021, General Meeting
ISA Exercise Prep. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Teleconference   

15 May 2021, ISA Field Comm Exercise
8:00am to 12:00pm, Details to follow   

3 Jun 2021, General Meeting
Field Day Prep; 4th of July Prep?. 7:30pm to 9:00pm, Teleconference