Welcome to the Volunteer E-Newsletter; your monthly update on activities for the CERT, RACES and Fire Corps programs.
September Thursdays: Farmer's
Market Booth from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. We will have disaster
preparedness information and kits available at the booth each Thursday.
September 7: RACES Meeting from 6:15 to 8:15 PM at the Office of Disaster Preparedness.
September 14: CERT Meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Office of Disaster Preparedness.
September 18: Anaheim Citizen Corps Exercise from 9:00 AM to Noon at Anaheim Plaza. We will be conducting a response and radio exercise led by RACES volunteers.
October 2: OC RACES Exercise from 8:00 AM to Noon.
October 5: RACES Meeting from 6:15 to 8:15 PM at the Office of Disaster Preparedness.
October 12: CERT meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Office of Disaster Preparedness
October 21: The Great California Shakeout
The Great California ShakeOut!||
| Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other
official preparedness organizations all agree that "Drop, Cover, and
Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during
earthquakes. The ShakeOut is our opportunity to practice how to protect
ourselves during earthquakes.|
Register now to participate in the ShakeOut!
|Promise to Prepare||
|Promise to Prepare and Prepare 2010|
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"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.
California Disaster Corps ||
|California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced
in June the formation of Disaster Corps, a group of highly trained and
vetted volunteers tied closely to the state's mutual-aid system. The corps
provides a network of volunteers ready to respond to emergencies.|
The initiative provides $1.15 million (through U.S. Department of Homeland
Security grants) spread over five counties for additional training and FBI/Department
of Justice background checks for Disaster Corps applicants, as well as new
county staff positions responsible for coordinating volunteers during
Continue reading: http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/California-Disaster-Corps-Volunteers.html