I would like to thank CERT Co-ordinator, Dave Davis and the Florence CERT group for presenting me with this beautiful plaque
at the March CERT meeting. It sure was a surprise to me. CERT is a great program. My wife, Denise, and I truely love to be
a part of CERT and do what we can to help. Thank You very much! Cal Crowe
FLORENCE ROTARY DONATION
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of Florence received a donation of $500.00 from the Rotary Club of Florence on February
13, 2007. "This gift will be used as seed money to help us get started with providing disaster preparedness kits to sell
to members of our community. Our goal is to help everyone in Florence be prepared in the event of a disaster whether it is
natural or manmade. We are extremely grateful for support of our local Rotary", said Dayna Devlin, CERT Chair.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages
high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians
belong to more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. The Rotary Club of Florence meets Tuesday
at 12:00 PM at the Florence Events Center. For more information call 541-997-3132.
Article by Jacquie Beveridge
CERT Board President, Dayna Devlin is holding a picture of a Florence CERT T-shirt design, created by Karen Nichols. Karen
is holding a plaque in recognition of her art work. Both were presented at the March CERT meeting. Thank You Karen for your
SPRING CERT CLASS
* April 2, (Monday) 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
* April 7, (Sat.) 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
* April 9, (Monday) 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
* April 14 (Sat.) 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
* (Continental Breakfast) April 14
All Classes will be held at the Florence Firestation One (26th & Hwy. 101). To enroll call Janet at 997-3212.
CERT Rodeo, Saturday April 14, 2007 noon-4 p.m. Victim Volunteers are needed as well as someone to teach a mini-class
on bleeding & bandaging. Please Contact Jean Busby at 997-5810 if you can help out.
NW REGIONAL CITIZEN CORPS CONFERENCE
ALASKA, IDAHO, OREGON, WASHINGTON
June 1-3, Portland, OR,
Partners in Preparedness
Map Your Neighborhood
Pandemic Flu Preparedness
Citizen Preparedness Tabletop Exercise
Special Needs Outreach
MRC/Volunteer Liability Issues
PLUS NATIONAL UPDATES FROM
ALL CITIZEN CORPS PROGRAMS
Alaska Division of Homeland Security Emergency Mng
Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security
Oregon Commision for Voluntary Action and Service
Oregon Emergency Management
Washington Commission for National & Community Service
CERT CALENDAR OF EVENTS
April 2, 2007 - Spring CERT Class begins, (6-9 p.m.), Florence main Fire Station. CERT Rodeo April 14, 2007.
April 18, 2007 - Volunteer Fair (1-4 p.m.), Florence Events Center (FEC), CERT will be hosting a booth.
May 5, 2007 - Fire Prevention Week & "Are You Ready" Event at the Florence Bi-Mart (10 a.m.-3 p.m.). CERT
will be hosting a booth.
May 12, 2007 - Florence Health Fair at the Florence Events Center (1-4 p.m.). CERT will be hosting a booth.
June 23 & 24 - Red Cross Shelter Training at the Florence main fire station, CERT members are encouraged to sign up
for the class. Open to the public.
June 30, 2007 - Coast Village is hosting an earthquake disaster exercise drill for all CERT members to assess CERT's light
S&R skills as well as our medical triage and rapid treatment techniques. The drill will also assess the ability of Coast
Village to set up a viable EOC, good communications protocals, an acceptable internal victim transport system and a practical
July 21, 2007 - Planning a mock drill for the September 15, 2007 Disaster Expo.
August 18, 2007 - Festival of the Lakes in Dunes City
(10 a.m.-3 p.m.). CERT will be hosting a booth.
August 25, 2007 - "Are You Ready" Class (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) at the Florence main fire station.
September 15, 2007 - CERT Disaster EXPO at the Siuslaw Middle School (9a.m.-4p.m.) during "National Disaster Preparedness
Month". Joanne Verger, Oregon State Senator, has been invited to be our Honorary Chairperson . The purpose of the Disaster
Preparedness Expo is to provide a fun, interactive environment focused on disaster preparation, response, and recovery in
coastal communities and to encourage volunteer opportunities for disaster preparedness by showcasing demonstrations and resources
from qualified presenters of established organizations. The event will specifically include education and awareness regarding
earthquake, tsunami, fire safety, medical needs, community security, coastal water safety, neighborhood watch, school preparedness,
hazardous materials and home disaster preparedness. CERT received a $500.00 grant to help with expenses from the Florence
October 22, 2007 - Fall CERT Class begins, Florence Fire Station.
November 30, 2006 - Greentrees Evacuation Exercise at 11 a.m. in conjunction with the city of Florence tsunami siren test.