Busy weeks ahead for CERT and emergency preparation

Calm-before-the-storm-department

There’s much about to happen as I write this on a quiet, warm Saturday…

  • CERT Basic Training starts Thursday, April 21 and concludes with the final exercise on Saturday May 7 (+ graduation May 15). We have an over-capacity signup. Usually there are some no-shows and the class ends up at a manageable size by final exercise day. It takes 15 CERT volunteers to put it on – I hope to see many of them at Monday’s planning meeting.
  • ODOT has a Traffic Incident Management class next week.
  • AHA HeartSaver First Aid/CPR course Saturday, April 30.
  • The Red Cross is holding a shelter training for us May 3. It will be very valuable to Ashland City employees and CERT members to get the training from the sheltering experts.
  • Our monthly CERT lunch is Thursday May 5 11:30AM, probably at the Breadboard again. It’s on the first Thursday of even months, first Sunday of odd months, so no excuses that the schedule doesn’t work for you :-).
  • The ongoing Emergency Prepared Business program is May 10 10:00 AM at Station 1. Emergency Operations and Continuity Plans are key.
  • Base Bike Ride May 15 – this is easy and fun, come on out and tour around with us!
  • We might even manage a phone tree test in May

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