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June 2011

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

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

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

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  Radio license testing will take place at the park at 1:00 to 4:00 pm. 

Looking Ahead...

July  5RACES Meeting (6:15- 8:15 PM)
Topic:  TBD.  *Bring a Pound of Pasta to the meeting to continue with our challenge.

July 12:  CERT Meeting (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
Topic: June exercise after action review.  *Bring a Pound of Pasta to the meeting to continue with our challenge.

July 16CERT Training Class (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Topic:  Team Organization & Final Skills Scenario
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

Volunteer Opportunities

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

Fire Administration Office or Emergency Management 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 Saturday:  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.
 Active Shooter, What You Can Do
Active Shooter Crisis Situations Online Class
Online Training Opportunity

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the availability of a new Independent Study Course titled: Active Shooter, What You Can Do (IS-907), a no-cost training course developed to provide the public with guidance on how to prepare for and respond to active shooter crisis situations. An active shooter is defined in the course as an individual who is "engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area. In most cases, there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims."

This new online training is available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) at

The training is targeted to reach a broad range of individuals. 
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.

*Scholarships for class fees are available to active Anaheim CERT volunteers.  Request a scholarship by calling Mary Jo (714) 765-6955.


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

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Mary Jo Flynn
City of Anaheim Fire Dept.