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Triangle of Life Myth
Prepare 2010
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May 2010

Welcome to the Volunteer E-Newsletter; your monthly update on activities for the CERT, RACES and Fire Corps programs.
This Month...

May 4: 
RACES Meeting from 6:15 - 8:15 pm at the Office of Disaster Preparedness.

May 8: 
Citizen Corps Volunteer Activation Drill from 8:00 am - Noon. Training will review the activation process for volunteers as well as how to set-up a team site, and various volunteer support needs at the site. 

May 11:  Hotline Team Training from 5:30 - 6:30 pm at the Office of Disaster Preparedness. Learn how to set-up the hotline room, manage information and prepare reports for the Public Information Officer.

May 11:  CERT Meeting from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Office of Disaster Preparedness. topic: Traffic safety and direction presented by Don Mendenhall.

May 17:  CPR/AED Class from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at the Office of Disaster Preparedness. You must attend both classes and pass a written exam with 80% or higher for certification. A $20 fee is due at the first class meeting. CPR Registration Form

Looking Ahead...

June 8:  Gubernatorial Primary Ballot Collection from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am. Volunteers are needed to assist with radio communications and traffic direction. Call (714) 765-6955 or email cert@anaheim.net to volunteer.

June 12:  Downtown 5K Run from 5:00 am to Noon. Tentative public information booth and radio communication support for the run organizers. Email races@anaheim.net for additional information.

June 19:  CERT Search and Rescue Drill (Team Captain Training) from 8:00 am to Noon. We will meet at Toyon Park to practice search and rescue organization and distribute fliers and information regarding the RACES Field day and Volunteer Expo.

June 26 & 27:  RACES Field Day and Volunteer Expo from 8:00 am Saturday to Noon Sunday at Toyon Park. Join us for RACES Field Day radio communications and learn about the city's Citizen Corps volunteer programs. Disaster preparedness kits will be available for sale while supplies last. Volunteer Expo hours Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For information call (714) 765-6955 or email cert@anaheim.net

CERT Training
2010 Spring Thumbnail Anaheim Community Emergency Response Team Training

The CERT training is a 20-hour course approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and provides critical skills in emergency preparedness and response.  As a member of a CERT team, you can respond to disasters and participate in drills and exercises.

Friday, July 23 - Saturday, July 31
Fridays from 5:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturdays from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Office of Disaster Preparedness

Fee:  $20.00

Register:  July CERT Registration Form
Call:  (714) 765-6955
Email:  cert@anaheim.net
Triangle of Life Myths
Help end bad information by not forwarding the "Triangle of Life" email that circulates the internet after most major earthquakes.
For years, an email entitled the Triangle of Life by Doug Copp has circulated the internet forwarded from one person to another.  These emails provide false and unsafe information.  While Doug Copp is indeed a real person, his background and expertise is questionable. 

For accurate information on what to do in an earthquake please visit:  www.shakeout.org.

Additionally, you may read the response from the American Red Cross regarding the false information provided in the triangle of life email:  http://www2.bpaonline.org/Emergencyprep/arc-on-doug-copp.html
Promise to Prepare
Promise to Prepare and Prepare 2010
Join ReadyOC by making your "Promise to Prepare" today! Promise to get an emergency kit, make an emergency plan, volunteer or get emergency training. Sign up and be entered to win prizes.

Anaheim's Prepare 2010 Campaign also starts this month, culminating with September National Preparedness Month.  Take time to Pledge your Preparedness!

Mary Jo Flynn
City of Anaheim Fire Dept.