Oceana Senior Emergency Response Team, OSERT, was organized in March of 2011 after we witnessed the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We realized that Oceana, as a community, was not prepared for a natural or man-made event. We would very likely be on our own during the early stages after a catastrophic event for days or even weeks. Because we are a senior community, many of our residents may need assistance.

The purpose of OSERT is to help our neighbors prepare to be as self-reliant as possible. We stress individual preparedness, planning, survival skills and mutual aid. Our model is a National program originally created in 1985 by the Los Angeles Fire Department and later adopted by FEMA called CERT, Community Emergency Response Team. This program provides basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills for citizens to survive until emergency response agencies can arrive.

We meet quarterly (March, June, September, December) on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm, in the computer room.  For more information call Peggie Moore at 949-887-4641 or email her (click here). Everyone is welcome. 

Oceana Senior Emergency Response Team Questionnaire

Do you have someone in your family or a neighbor who will need assistance to evacuate in an emergency? If so, please print and complete this short questionnaire and deliver it to OCA as soon as possible.
Deliver the form using any of these methods:
1. Deliver the form to the OCA front office. If you are unable to get to the office, call 760-757-3937 and we’ll send someone to your home to pick it up. 
2. Or mail the form to:
Oceanside Community Association
550 Bella Vista
Oceanside, CA  92057
3. Or scan the completed form and email it as a PDF attachment to office @ocaoffice.org

OSERT Brochure

If you would like to view an online copy of the OSERT brochure click on the links below. The brochure has been broken up onto sections for easier online viewing,


Emergency Preparedness

Emergency List

Utilities Shutoff

Websites / Ham Radios

Ready San Diego