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September 2010

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

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.

Looking Ahead...

October 2:  OC RACES Exercise from 8:00 AM to Noon. 

October 5RACES 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!
Ready Set go 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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2009 Field Day
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.

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 disasters. 

Continue reading:  http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/California-Disaster-Corps-Volunteers.html

Mary Jo Flynn
City of Anaheim Fire Dept.