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PAT CLARK MEMORIAL AWARD WINNERS

By Denise Crowe, CERT Publicity Chair

Florence CERT members were honored recently at the Siuslaw Fire & Rescue Awards Banquet held at Driftwood Shores. Florence CERT leader and volunteer firefighter, Dave Davis received the prestigious Pat Clark Memorial Award and CERT member, Liz Iabichello was presented with the Firefighter of the Year Award. Other winners included Sean Barrett, Fire Officer of the Year; Tim Sapp, Firefighter Recruit of the Year; and Assistant Fire Chief, Marvin Tipler and Asa Hammond both received the 25 Year Awards. Of the recent event, Florence Fire Chief John Buchanan said, “Dave Davis was one of the most deserving honorees to receive The Pat Clark Memorial Award.” According to Buchanan, The Memorial Awards were set up in 1995 following the death of Pat Clark to honor community leaders. Pat Clark who was a Fire Chief with the Lane County Rural Fire District was a well respected and liked community leader and volunteer who did a lot for this area. Pat Clark was survived by his wife, Georgia. Congratulations Dave and Liz.

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Art Work by Debbie Golob

WEB ADDRESS
http://florencecert.tripod.com
Board Members:

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
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CERT VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH Terri Atkinson

Terri Atkinson is the June 2006 Volunteer of the Month. She has been a very active Florence CERT volunteer and member since 2000. She has served on the CERT Board as Publicity Chair (which she did an outstanding job), is on the Coast Village CERT group, participates in almost every CERT event, helps out in a variety of other ways to make the CERT program stronger here, and is currently serving on Fire Corps. Terri and her daughter Alysha became Ham Radio (Amateur Radio) operators a few years back which is a great asset to the CERT program. Terri comes to us from the Puget Sound area of Washington State near Seattle. She came to Florence in 1993. She is the Office Manager at Coast Village. Terri has two children (twins), a daughter Alysha and a son Raymond (Ray) . Her hobbies include gardening, reading, and camping. Terri is very talented, has a good sense of humor, is versatile and a real plus to our CERT program here along the Central Oregon Coast. CERT is blessed to have a variety of great volunteers and members including Terri Atkinson. Thank You, Terri for your support and hard work!

 

Calendar Designed by Debbie Golob
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UPCOMING CERT MEETINGS
Siuslaw Fire & Rescue
 
MEETING CHANGE
  • June 21, 2006 (Wednesday) Regular Board Meeting, 7 p.m. Fire Station 1 (26th & Hwy. 101)
  • July 12, 2006 (Wednesday) Overall CERT Meeting (all CERT members), 7 p.m. Fire Station 1 (26th& Hwy 101) Main Topic: Communications Exercise. Refreshments will be served 
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  • Community Emergency Response Team Summer 2006 Class
  •  Friday and Saturday, July 28 & 29 and August 4 & 5, 2006 and Wednesday August 2, 2006 (one class). Sign-up by contacting Janet Huston at Fire Station One (Siuslaw Fire & Rescue) at 997-3212 Monday-Friday 9-5.

Cost: $25.00

Friday July 28th-6:00---9:00 pm Preparedness-----Busby Sat.

July 29th- 8:00---10:30 am Fire Safety---------Iabichello

10:30---4:30 pm Medical I & II-----Koch/Whitaker

Wed. Aug.2nd – 6:30-9:00 pm Mass Casualty Drill--All Instructors

Friday Aug.4th -6:30-9:00 pm Search & Rescue----Davis

Sat. Aug. 5th -- 8:00-10:00 am Organization----------Davis

10:00-10:45 am Psychology-------------Koch

10:45-11:45 pm Terrorism---------------Davis

11:45-12:45 pm LUNCH

12:45-1:00 pm READY KITS

1:00–4:30 pm Review and Simulation--All Instructors David Davis/Class Manager

Phone: 997-3212

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FLORA DORA DONATES ITEMS TO THE GREENTREES CERT
 
L to R: Liz Ballaed, Ruth Ann Fermstad, Karen Sapp, Sharon Muehlbauer, Beverly Fraser, Joan Carey, Pearl Hecox, Eleanor Sebree, Jean Hosking, Karen Faria, Barbara Melton, and Beatrice Ollar
 
According to CERT member, Barbara Melton, the ladies donated blankets, towels, first aid items,
and other emergency supplies to the CERT program at Greentrees.
 
CERT raises its hats in honor of the Flora Dora "Red Hat" ladies.
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PACIFIC PERIL EXERCISE
 
An earthquake measuring 9.0 has struck the Cascadian Subdiction Zone along the Pacific Oeean lasting for four minutes causing a 25-30 foot tsunami wave 20 minutes after the quake. That was the basic scenario of a major three day exercise in May called Pacific Peril at the Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center on the Northern Oregon Coast. According to the assistant to the Florence City Manager, Jacque Morgan, who attended the event, there were over 290 participants, along with Lane County Sheriff, Russ Burger and the Lane County Emergency Manager, Linda Cook. Pacific Peril was designed to challenge participants with a high consequence scenario in order to better access the effectiveness of existing response plans. Morgan was part of the Federal Joint Information Center (JIC), which accomodated real time media before the event, and disseminated accurate and important information to the public during the exercise. Jacque said "such an event would overwhelm local resources, that's why an integrated response among all levels of government was one of the top priorities of the event." She also stated, "we cannot emphasize how important it is for individuals to be self-reliant and take personal responsibility in preparing themselves for a disaster. Public education about tsunsmi preparadness continues to be crucial in the disaster management process."
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Meeting Minutes April 12, 2006

  1. The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m. Attendees were Dave Davis, Rochelle Davis, Cal Crowe, Denise Crowe, Jean Busby, Lon Bradley, Ken Stone, Ray Ericson, Paul Cornett and Dayna Devlin.
  2. Ken Stone from Greentrees ERT described their situation and progress. The majority of the people there are infirm, of the area is in the inundation zone, there is only one road out for each side of the Greentrees development, there is a 25-30% turnover in residences each year and the old GERT members are becoming inactive. They have designated the areas to be used in an emergency, have gathered a lot of the resources and equipment and stockpiled it in a shipping container for an emergency.
  3. The December 2005 Board meeting minutes were approved. The Treasurer reported the current balance is $683 with one outstanding bill to be paid ($26).
  4. The Planning Director reported that Are You Ready would be presented April 19th at the Fire Station, and that the course would be given for the Humane Society on May 27th.
  5. The Communication Director reported that he is working to have a field test of our FRS/GMRS communications system using Channel 7.
  6. Jean Busby reported on the Neighborhood Program booklet that she has been working on. It has been completed and gives step by step procedures on setting up a neighborhood program and getting the neighbors involved. Copies are available at the Fire Station free.
  7. Dave Davis reported that the new inundation zone make has been printed, there are 30,000 copies, the prime objective is that everyone living in the inundation zone would get a copy. The City would like CERT assistance in distributing them. We need to get the address of all the affected residences or some way of identifying in better detail which residences are in the zone. CERT members who can help are requested to call Dave.

Dave also reported that there is a national CERT conference scheduled for Los Angeles, May 15-17.

  • Lane County Public Health will have a joint exercise with UPS on June 20th in Eugene for the Biohazard Detection System and they are looking for volunteers to help.
  • The next CERT class started April 7th with 15 members.

The next Rodeo will be April 15th from 12:30 – 4 p.m.

  1. New Business
  • New lists of Active and Non Active members were distributed to the Board Members
  • The new CERT website was discussed.
  • The May meeting program will be care and evacuation of animals, the Humane Society is selling cat evacuation kits. The Humane Society wants to do Animal Evacuation and microchips for our August meeting.
  • The Red Cross can teach shelter operation to local volunteers. This would be very valuable in an emergency.
  • Necessity for CERT class advertising was discussed, press releases in   the Siuslaw News and maybe some paid advertising.
  • Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue will have a Safety Fair in the Fall.

Dave Davis recommended that we have an Incident Command program at the earliest opportunity.

9. The meeting was adjourned at 8:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted: Paul Cornett