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HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNITED STATES
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JULY 4, 1776

IN MEMORY OF WILMA BRAY

ARTWORK BY DEBBIE GOLOB
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FLORENCE CERT MEETING AGENDA(http://florencecert.tripod.com 

July12, 2006, 7 p.m.

I. Begin Meeting: 7 p.m.

II. Message from Fire Chief, John Buchanan

III. Approve Agenda: Cal Crowe

IV. Treasurer’s Report: Ray Erickson

V. Approve May 10, 2006 Minutes: Paul  Cornett

VI. Main Agenda Item: The Proper Use of FRS/GMRS Radios and other communication issues.

A.) Radio Outline

B.) Demonstration and Exercise

C.) Questions and Answers

D.) Conclusion

VII. Choose Committee Members

VIII. Good of the Order:

IX. Adjournment:

X. Refreshments:

Regular Board Meeting (Board Members), Wednesday August 9, 2006, 7 p.m. The next CERT Meeting (all CERT Members), September 13, 2006, 7 p.m. Fire Station One.

JULY 2006 CALENDAR
By Debbie Golob

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CERT JULY VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH 

 Ken Stone

Ken Stone, was chosen CERT volunteer of the month, primarily for his efforts at reorganizing CERT at Greentrees, Florence’s Westside gated community. Ken is also a great supporter of the CERT program here in Florence. He, along with help from Barbara Melton and others revitalized the CERT program or as they like to call it GERT. They converted a large container unit into an emergency shelter complete with emergency lights, a backup generator, some communication equipment, and lots of donated supplies, medical equipment and food. Ken is also working hard at keeping CERT on track at Greentrees. They are planning an ice cream social (fund raiser) in August at Greentrees. Ken, grew up in Lewiston, Idaho, and  has lived in other parts of the country throughout his career before moving his family to Florence in 1999. He and his wife, Helen, have two grown children, Mark who lives in Florence and a daughter, Barbara, who resides in St. Louis, Missouri. He teaches Chemistry part-time at the Florence branch of Lane Community College and has an interest in photography. Thank you Ken for your support of the CERT program. Keep up the great work.

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LOOKING OUT FOR YOU
 
A  local CERT Leader is representing Florence statewide.  CERT Coordinator, Dave Davis has been chosen to serve on the 15 member Citizen Corps Advisory Committee, a statewide organization which meets four times a year in Salem to discuss disaster issues and concerns that could affect the citizens of Oregon and how communities statewide can respond to such disasters. The committee is made up of community leaders, first responders and others. Dave said when the group meets in September, they will be planning a statewide Citizen Corps Conference. Dave has also been invited to
attend a Citizen Corps Convention in Seattle, WA. in August. He and his wife Rochelle will be representing Florence.
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Dave & Rochelle Davis, Anne Machalek and
Dayna Devlin participated in a day long biohazard exercise in the Eugene area June 20th. The exercise in conjunction with Lane County was held at the U.S. Post Office in the Springfield Gateway Mall area.

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FESTIVAL OF THE LAKES

Dunes City is planning a Festival of the Lakes, Saturday, August 19, 2006 from 10am-4pm at the Dunes City Hall. Florence CERT will be participating and will be setting up it's own booth at this exciting event. CERT will be looking for four to six volunteers to help out in two shifts (morning and afternoon). The festival will include speakers concerning water related topics, tables staffed by State, County and local agencies and organizations, representatives from the area's business community, music, food, an art show, a photography contest, games and crafts for  children and fun for everyone. The purpose of the one day event is to educate the community on the stewartship of our lakes and watershed, to unite the community, and to have fun. Here is CERT's opportunity to expand the CERT program and get the word out even more.

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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). Contact Janet Huston to sign-up at 997-3212. 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 Janet Huston  

997-3212

 




Community Emergency Response Team

General Meeting Minutes

May 10, 2006 

 

1.      The meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. Attendees were Cal and Denise Crowe, Dave Davis, Ray Ericson, Lon Bradley, Dayna Devlin, Paul Cornett, Barbara Melton Barbara Stockwell, Judith Lowe, Dave Stoutenburg, Bob and Andi Belk, Chuck Riebhoff, Bill Whittaker, Rochelle Davis, Phyllis Mauldin, Nan Osbon, Frank Williams, Phil Shipley, Anne Cook, Philip Koch, Luke Hewes, Curt and Ronda Muilenburg, Martha Palmer, Terri Atkinson Becky Roesch, and Liz Iabichillo. 

  1. The agenda was approved. 
  2. The Treasurer reported a balance of $979 after paying current bills. 
  3. The minutes of the March general meeting were approved. 
  4. Dayna Devlin and Anne Cook presented a program on Pets in Emergency. They covered preparations and actions for cats and dogs and provided handouts of lists for their subjects. Their advice covered basic preparations, identification, kennels in town, problems with evacuation centers, plus new items to think about such at Karo syrup for use in a shock emergency. We have to be prepared for our pets. There are still thousands of pets on the Gulf Coast that haven’t been reunited with their owners. 
  5. Dave Davis explained the June 20 exercise in Eugene, joint with USPS. There is still a need for volunteers to support this exercise. Dave and Cal Crowe handed out Certificates of Completion to the lastest CERT graduates who were attending.Dave said that the new inundation maps are coming out in the City utility bill envelopes to ensure that everyone in the city gets one. Nan Osbon said that the City Budget Committee voted to buy a hangar at the airport to hold emergency supplies. The nest hurdle will be to get the supplies and get them stored for future use.
  6. Phil Kock presented a program entitled Prepare Beyond Preparedness.  Phil’s program dealt with preparations for and with people with dis- abilities, because they may be more dependent on others in a disaster situation. A plan has to be worked out with the disabled person, they can’t be left out of that. The plan then needs to be shared with the other people in the support team. Phil offered an exercise to reinforce the message of his program. An important point is that depending on the persons disability and personality there may need to be an aggressive advocate for the person. 
  7. It was announced that the next General meeting will involve testing of member’s  radio equipment. 
  8. With no further business the meeting was adjourned at 8:40 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, Paul Cornett