CERT VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH
CERT Organizer and Instructor, Dave Davis, started the Florence CERT Organization in 1999, after he
and his wife, Rochelle, moved to Flortene Estates (Florence) in 1976. Before coming to Oregon, Dave grew up and lived most
of his life in Reno, Nevada. After a four year stint in the Navy in California working with submarines among other duties,
he worked for several years as a Service Manager for a heating and air conditioning company in Reno and later was a coordinator
for a heating and air conditioning apprentiship school in Sparks, Nevada. Besides his work experiences, Dave did a lot of
volunteering; serving as a Reserve Deputy for the Washoe County Nevada Sheriff's Office including their Hasty Rescue Team,
the Washoe County Jeep Squadron and Captain of the Northern Division Coast Guard Auxiliary. Dave and his supportive wife have
two children, Scott and Michelle. They have seven grandchildren. According to Rochelle, "he has more hobbies than Carter
has pills"; including working with wood, wood carving, hunting, old & new guns, being a cowboy & mountain man,
camping (summer & winter), ham radios, ATVing, RVing, cooking and who knows what else. Overall, Dave (WA7MOE)
and his wife Rochelle (KD7KJS) have been a real asset to the Florence area and especially our CERT Program. Congratulations
to Dave and Rochelle Davis.
|Picture by Debbie Golob
|VICTIM PREP APRIL 2006 RODEO
Tsunami & Earthquake Exercise
Emergency officials from throughout the western U.S.
and Canada will converge on Warrenton, Oregon for an unprecedented drill from May 23rd - 25th. “Pacific
Peril” will be a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional exercise hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The exercise will simulate the impact of a 9.0 earthquake along the 800 mile fault
known as the Cascadia Subduction Zone, followed by a tsunami, and will address emergency operations beginning at least 12
hours into the disaster. The purpose is to coordinate federal, state, and local emergency operations for initial damage assessments
of transportation systems, staging areas for air, land and water operations, and support the delivery of mass shelter and
care for the coast.
|LYING DOWN ON THE JOB, APRIL 2006
|Picture by Debbie Golob
Chair - Cal Crowe
Vice Chair - Dayna Devlin
Secretary - Paul Cornett
Publicity - Denise Crowe
Treasurer - Ray Erickson
Planning - Jean Busby
Communication - Lon Bradley
Continuing Education - Anne Machalek
Advisor I - John Buchanan
Advisor II - Dave Davis
THE OVERALL CERT MEETING WILL BE HELD MAY 10, 2006 AT 7 P.M. AT FIRE STATION ONE
(HWY 101 & 26th) MAIN DISCUSSION: TAKING CARE OF YOUR PETS DURING EMERGENCIES AND SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE. PLUS CERT WILL
HAND OUT THE NEW CERT GRADUATE CERTIFICATES. REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.
Florence CERT is updating its I.D. Cards and needs to take new pictures. If you don't have your new I.D. Card, you need to get one. CERT will be taking pictures from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., May 10,
2006, prior to the next CERT meeting at Fire Station One.
WELCOME NEW CERT VOLUNTEERS
|Artwork by Debbie Golob
MESSAGE FROM THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Lane County Public Health will be assisting with a US Postal Service Biohazard Detection
System Exercise this June 20th in Eugene. They would like to know if any CERT members would be interested in
It will require a commitment of around 4 hours 8-12 or 8:30 - 12:30 on Tuesday June 20th. They do need some people who
would be willing to wear a bathing suit under their clothes and actually go
through the decontamination process.
help with this is greatly appreciated. If you are interested, please let me know and I will pass it along to our Public
Once they have a good idea of how many CERT folks will be participating, more details will be provided.
Emergency Management Coordinator
Lane County Sheriff's Office
work: (541) 682-7406
|Pictures by Debbie Golob
|LEARNING THEIR CRAFT APRIL 2006
March & February 2006
Community Emergency Response Team
March 8, 2006 Minutes
1. The meeting was called to order at 7:07 p.m.
Attendees were:Ray Ericson,
Sue Landon, Rochele Davis, Luke Hewes, Jim Perry, Dave Davis, Judith Lowe, Lon Bradley, Denise Crowe, Calvin Crowe, Jerry
Newby, Jacquie Beveridge, Anne Cook, Dayna Davlin, Phipip Koch, Norman Creager, Bil Plumlee, Terri Atkinson, Juan Favela,
Frank Williams, Anne Machalek and Jean Busby
2. The minutes of the January General Meeting were approved.
3. The Treasurer
reported a balance of $906 in the checking account with 3 bills outstanding with a total of $222. A motion was seconded
and approved to pay those bills.
4. Dave Davis discussed the offer to have CERT assemble at Fire Station 2 when called
out and to provide storage for CERT equipment. It was stated that the emergency generator there works and will provide
the necessary power in an emergency.
4. It was pointed out that the Main Agenda item for this meeting was incorrect
in that we will have a portion of the Are You Ready, not a shortened version. The subject for tonight is & The 72 Hour
Kit and & The 2 Week Kit. The subject for the May meeting will be & "Pets and Special Needs People";. Anne Machalek
and Jean Busby then presented their information and advice on the 72 hour kit, the 2 week kit and on Shelter in Place.
Certificates of Completion were handed out to recent CERT training graduates
6. Two announcements were made.
will be a Neighborhood Preparation training session to train people on how to organize and prepare their neighbors for a disaster.
This will be from 1-3 p.m. on April 9th. There will be a City Exercise for disaster preparation on March 23 and volunteers
are needed for participation in the exercise. Please contact Terri Atkinson or Dave Davis.
7. There being no further business,
the meeting was adjourned at 8:55 p.m.