Newsletter prepared by
Cal Crowe, CERT Volunteer
A mock earthquake disaster drill will be held at Coast Village
for all Florence CERT Members on Saturday, June 30, 2007 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Coast Village CERT will be hosting the event
to assess our search and rescue skills, medical triage and rapid treatment techniques. The drill will also assess the ability
of Coast Village to set up a viable Emergency Operations Center, good communications protocols, an acceptable internal victim
transport system and a practical treatment center. Let's face it; Coast Village could become an important sanctuary in the
event of an actual, real time emergency from "mother nature" or some other unfortunate event along the Central Oregon Coast.
During the drill, we will be using volunteer victims living in Coast Village as well as making use of chosen residences and
some needed equipment as if it were a real emergency. With patience and practice working together as neighbors, we can create
an environment where we can feel safe and secure, espcially in the event of an emergency or disaster. CERT members are meeting
every Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Clubhouse Area in Coast Village to prepare for this event. Non-CERT members are
encouraged to attend. A lunch consisting of a Subway sandwich, salad, desert and drinks will be served after the drill for
$4.50. A pre-drill meeting will be held Thursday,June 28 2007, 6-8:30 pm at the Coast Village clubhouse. Someone will be at
the front gate.We need you to sign up ASAP via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call
the Coast Village Office at 997-3312. Thank You! Cal Crowe, CERT Volunteer
Chair - Dayna Devlin
Vice-Chair - Phyllis Mauldin
Secretary - Lori Grender
Treasurer - David Stoutenburg
Communications - Lon Bradley
Publicity - Jacquie Beveridge
Planning - Anne Machalek
Education - Jean Busby
OF THE MONTH
The June Volunteer of the month is a "behind the scenes" helper. Debbie Golob has done a lot
for CERT in a relatively short period of time. She helped us create a better data program system, takes pictures at
our CERT Class Rodeos and other activities, does our beautiful calendars for the web site and helps out in many other ways.
Debbie Golob came to Florence four years ago from the San Francisco Bay Area. Her mom and dad have lived here for the
past 16 years. She has a computer consulting business (programming, data recovery and
data migration) with her husband Alan who is an electronics engineer. Debbie's activities include photography
and hiking, including an interest in plants, trees and the ocean environment. She loves exploring the beaches and
dunes with her dog Chaz (Charlie), an Irish Wolf Hound/Airedale, who is an intragal part of her life. Chaz
is a retired service dog she trained. Debbie said she learned of CERT through an ad in the Siuslaw Newspaper.
Thank you Debbie Golob for your commitment to CERT. All our volunteers keep us stronger and more viable.
of Directors Meeting - Monday, June 4, 2007, 7 p.m. at the Main Florence Fire Station (Downstairs).
General Meeting (All CERT Members) - Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 7 p.m., Main Florence Fire Station (Upstairs).
Main Agenda Item: Special Speaker - James Roddey, Communications Coordinator
for the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI). Jim has a geology degree and 20 years of broadcasting
experience. He will be discussing details of a recently-completed study involving building vulnerability during an earthquake.
NW REGIONAL CITIZEN CORPS CONFERENCE
June 1-3, 2007
PORTLAND, OR Partners in Preparedness
Map Your Neighborhood
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 Management
Idaho Bureau of Homeland
Oregon Commission for Voluntary Action and Service
Oregon Emergency Management
for National & Community Service
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
23 & 24, 2007 - Red Cross Shelter Training at the Florence Main Fire Station. CERT members are encouraged
to sign up for the class. Open to the public.
2007 - Coast Village is hosting an earthquake disaster 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 treatment center.
August 18, 2007 - Festival of the Lakes
in Dunes City (10a.m.-3p.m.). CERT will be setting up a booth.
25, 2007 - "Are You Ready" Class (10 a.m.-1 p.m.) at the Florence Main Fire station.
September 15, 2007 - CERT Disaster Preparedness EXPO at the Siuslaw Middle School (9a.m.-4p.m.)
during "National Disaster Preparedness Month." Joanne Verger, Oregon State Senator, will be attending as 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.
October 22, 2007 - Fall CERT Class begins, Florence Main Fire Station.
To Be Determined- Greentrees Evacuation Exercise at 11 a.m. in conjunction with the City of
Florence's tsunami siren test.