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National Emergency Preparedness Month
September 15, 2007
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In keeping with the national spirit of disaster preparedness and in rememberance of 9-11, the Community Emergency Response Team  (CERT) is holding a Disaster Preparedness Expo. The purpose of this event is to inform and educate the community and surrounding  areas of emergency and disaster preparedness.  The event will specifically include education and awareness in areas of earthquake, tsunami, fire safety, medical instruction, community security, coastal water safety, neighborhood watch, school preparedness, hazardous materials and home disaster preparedness.  In addition to educating the public, this event will also provide Coastal Community volunteer organizations related to emergency preparedness with an opportunity to recruit interested citizens. The Expo will be held at the Siuslaw Middle School, in Florence, on Saturday, September. 15, 2007, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m..  There will be indoor & outdoor activities, seminars, food, raffle prizes, fingerprinting for children and the opportunity to donate blood at the Blood Mobile.

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UPCOMING CERT EVENT(S)

  • October 22, 2007 (Monday) 7 p.m. - Fall CERT Class begins, Florence Main Fire Station. Contact Siuslaw Fire and Rescue (Florence Fire Department) at 997-3212 to sign-up.

 

  • Friday October 26, 2007-GREENTREES TSUNAMI EVACUATION DRILL - Ken Stone
  • A practice tsunami evacuation drill is being organized for Greentrees Village on October 26, 2007. This exercise will be coordinated with the 11:00 AM test of the emergency siren test on the last Friday of October. The scenario for this drill will be to call the Florence Police Chief at the time of the sirens requesting assistance from patrol cars to both regulate traffic on Rhododendron Drive and to pass through the West side of Greentrees to announce the need to evacuate to the Recreation Hall on the East side of Rhododendron. Following the evacuation CERT members would enter the West side doing a sweep for victims or residents unable to evacuate without assistance. They would then call for transport to assist with these evacuations.

     The exercise would be followed by a free soup and chili lunch for everyone taking part in the evacuation drill.

    If you, as a CERT volunteer, would like to participate in this exercise, please call or email Ken Stone at krstone@yahoo.com (phone 997-9481).