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May 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...

May 1Pet Lover's Disaster Info Day (11:00 am-4:00 pm) "SCART and the Orange Dog" are hosting a Pet Lover's Disaster Info Day at the Orange Dog Bar & Grill at 18552 Beach Blvd in Huntington Beach, CA  92648. If you are interested in learning more about the "Pet Disaster Info Day"  go to www.scart.us or contact Susan Keyes at suekey@socal.rr.com.

May 3
RACES Meeting (6:15- 8:15 PM)
Topic:  First Aid Kits.  Put together or update your first aid kit.  What is a necessity, and what is nice to have. *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. Fire Services Day Flier

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.  Class is currently full.  To be placed on the interest list call (714) 765-6955 or email cert@anaheim.net.

May 18Golden Guardian Exercise

Looking Ahead...

June 7RACES Meeting (6:15- 8:15 PM)
Topic:  Field Day Preparations.  Let's get ready to participate in Field Day.  We'll review assignments and activities and finalize the IAP.  *Bring a Pound of Pasta to the meeting to continue with our challenge.

June 11CERT Training Class (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Topic:  Light Search & Rescue
North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.  Class is currently full.  To be placed on the interest list call (714) 765-6955 or email cert@anaheim.net.

June 14:  CERT Meeting (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
Topic: Team Site Activation Exercise Incident Action Plan and activities.  *Bring a Pound of Pasta to the meeting to continue with our challenge.

June 18CERT Search and Rescue Drill (9:00 am - 2:00 pm).  We will be activating two CERT team sites and delivering preparedness materials to the neighborhoods surrounding each site.  We'll inventory equipment at each site as well as organize and utilize radio communications to accomplish our task.  We'll all convene at one park together to debrief and enjoy a pot-luck lunch.  RSVP cert@anaheim.net.

June 25 & 26RACES Field Day (24 hour event starting at 9:00 AM on Saturday).  Toyon Park, 945 S. Weir Canyon Rd.  We will have the RACES trailer, a Get on the Air Station, CERT demonstrations and much more!   RSVP races@anaheim.net

 

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, Fire Corps 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:  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.

First Aid Simulator Craft Project
Crafty volunteers are needed to design some artificial legs to help teach applying a tourniquet correctly.  Donations of old jeans, nylons, batting, and PVC pipe can be assembled to look like a badly injured leg.  If you want to help make a leg for training, contact Mary Jo for a set of materials and design instructions.
 

Animals in Disaster 

EMI Independent Study Program

This course is intended to help animal owners, care providers, and industries to understand incident management.

 

The objectives of this course are to increase awareness and preparedness among animal owners and care providers, and to describe how typical hazards affect animals and what can be done by responsible owners to reduce the impact of disasters.


Participate in the online training class:  Class Link 

 

Animal First Aid for Disaster Responders

Animal First Aid for Disaster Responders

Date - July 30-31

Training Venue - UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA

 

About the Training

Introduced by the HSUS Emergency Services Department at the National Conference on Animals in Disaster (NCAD) in 2008, this two day workshop provides hands-on instruction on first aid techniques which disaster responders can apply until more advanced veterinary help can be found.

Participants learn how to identify and treat common disaster-related injuries, illnesses, and conditions; how to distinguish animals who need advanced care from those who need first aid, as well as those who pose a threat to other animals and to people; and what not to do in order to minimize harm to the animal.

Course Topics

  • Animal First Aid basics
  • Situational Awareness and Safety
  • Critical Situations
  • Restraint and Carry Techniques
  • Internal and External Bleeding
  • Conditions and Techniques for Large Animals
  • Ophthalmic First Aid
  • Decontamination
  • Bandaging and Wound Care
  • Animal First Aid Jump Kits

Registration Link:  http://www.humanesocietyuniversity.org/coursesandprograms/professionalstudies/courseinfo/coursepage.html?sectionID=313

Sincerely,
 

Mary Jo Flynn
City of Anaheim Fire Dept.