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April 2011
Greetings!

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

April 2CERT Training Class (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Topic:  Disaster Psychology & Fire Suppression
North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.  Pre-registration is required to attend the class.  Register call (714) 765-6955 or email cert@anaheim.net.

April 5RACES Meeting (6:15- 8:15 PM)
Topic:  Antenna Building.  *Bring a pound of pasta to continue with our challenge.

April 10 - 16National Volunteer Week

April 12:  CERT Meeting (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
Topic: Animals in Disaster.  Presentation by Susan Keys of the Southern California Animal Response Team.  *Bring a Pound of Pasta to the meeting to continue with our challenge.

April 14How You Can Protect Older Adults in your Faith Community -- FREE training.  (9:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Complimentary Lunch with RSVP).  Limited seating is available.
Topic:  Elder abuse, who is affected, when and where does it happen and what you can do to help.
Location:  Anaheim Family Justice Center, 150 W. Vermont Ave., Anaheim CA 92805 
RSVP:  Dr. Kerry Burnight, Chair (949) 370-3262 (voice or text)

April 16CPR Saturday at Angel Stadium
Need to renew your CPR or First Aid certification?  The American Red Cross is hosting CPR Saturday.  Register through the Red Cross here:   http://www.oc-redcross.org/Home/CalendarandEvents/SuperCPRDay.aspx

Looking Ahead...

May 3RACES Meeting (6:15- 8:15 PM)
Topic:  Amateur Television (ATV) *Bring a Pound of Pasta to the meeting to continue with our challenge.

May 7Fire Services Day (11:00 am - 2:00 PM)
The public is invited to attend a day with the Anaheim Fire Department.  North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.

May 10:  CERT Meeting (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
Topic: Team Site Activation Exercise.  *Bring a Pound of Pasta to the meeting to continue with our challenge.

May 14CERT Training Class (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Topic:  Disaster Preparedness and CERT & Terrorism
North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.  Pre-registration is required to attend the class.  Register call (714) 765-6955 or email cert@anaheim.net.

May 18Golden Guardian Exercise
 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer OpportunitiesPlease call (714) 765-6955 or email cert@anaheim.net if you are available to assist with these upcoming volunteer opportunities: 

Fire Services Day
8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Saturday, May 7
North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.
Help is needed with event set-up and staffing, assisting fire department staff with various tasks, hosting a booth for CERT and RACES and much more.

Fire Administration Office

Weekday mornings or afternoons
Help is needed with various clerical assignments.

CERT Training Class
8:00 am - 1:30 pm, Saturdays once a month
North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.
Classes are scheduled for the following Saturdays:  April 2, May 14, June 11 and July 16.  Help is needed with class registration, assisting with setting up and putting away class equipment.  This is a great opportunity to review the class as a refresher.
 

New Zealand Amateurs Assist in Earthquake's Aftermath

Christchurch Park
Residents and Emergency Personnel gather in the park.
 

Click Here:  Video from the March CERT Tabletop 

 

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the Canterbury region in New Zealand's South Island on Tuesday, February 22 at 12:51 PM local time (2351 on February 21 UTC). According to IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee Chairman Jim Linton, VK3PC, 10 radio amateurs are using their two emergency broadcast vans to keep rescue teams and Civil Defense staff in touch. One is at a major welfare center, providing portable communication so they can talk to Civil Defense, and the other vehicle is on its way to assist search-and-rescue teams in an area where communication is poor.

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Leadership and Influence Class
EMI Independent Study Program

Being able to lead others - to motivate them to commit their energies and expertise to achieving the shared mission and goals of the emergency management system - is a necessary and vital part of the job for every emergency manager, planner, and responder. This course is designed to improve your leadership and influence skills. It addresses:

  • Leadership from within.
  • How to facilitate change.
  • How to build and rebuild trust.
  • Using personal influence and political savvy.
  • Fostering an environment for leadership development.
Participate in the online training class:  Class Link

 

Sincerely,
 

Mary Jo Flynn
City of Anaheim Fire Dept.