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July 2011

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

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

Looking Ahead...

August 2RACES Meeting (6:15- 8:15 PM)
Topic:  TBD.  *Bring a Pound of Pasta to the meeting to continue with our challenge.

August 9:  CERT Meeting (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
Topic:   *Bring a Pound of Pasta to the meeting to continue with our challenge.

August 13CMAP Training Class (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The CERT Mutual Aid Program (CMAP) training is a required component and one of the qualifications necessary to be a responder within the Orange County region.
North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.  Register online:

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 and CMAP Training Class
North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.
Classes are scheduled for the following Saturdays:  July 16 and August 13.  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.
FEMA Administrator Supports Amateur Radio

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate

Amateur Radio Last Line of Defense 

In an FCC forum on earthquake communications preparedness, FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate described the Amateur Radio operator as "the ultimate backup, the originators of what we call social media." The forum -- held May 3 at FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC -- brought together officials from the White House, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), FEMA, the FCC and the private sector. Administrator Fugate and FCC Bureau of Public Safety and Homeland Security Chief Jamie Barnett gave the opening remarks.

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CDC Reveals Tools for Zombie Apocalypse
Social Media Preparedness 101

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have unveiled an innovative tool as part of their ongoing Emergency Preparedness and Response campaign.  Entitled, "Social Media: Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse" it merges pop culture with the all too real threat of natural disasters in a manner that will surely get more people talking about "emergency preparedness".

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Volunteer Profile
Russ Farrell
2010 All-Star Game
Russell Farrell

Russ received his CERT training in 2006 and CMAP in 2009.  He has volunteered for the Santiago Fire, 5K races, election ballot collection points, POD exercises, and numerous other events.  He became the CERT team leader for Modjeska Park in 2008.  Active in RACES since 2008, Russ and a number of other Anaheim RACES and CERT members have worked to install radios, power outlets, batteries, antennas and a tower on the RACES trailer.  Also, Winlink antennas were installed for the EOC Radio Room. 

Russ passed his Novice and Technician ham radio licenses in his early teens while living outside of Boston and joined the Navy immediately after high school, attending Electronics Technician School.  In 2002 Russ obtained his General class license and later in 2006 his Extra Class (K6KNR).  We thank Russ for his dedicated service to the Anaheim CERT and RACES programs.



2011 Search and Rescue Drill
Jim Wainwright leading the briefing
Volunteers practice helping their neighbors
Volunteers from CERT and RACES participated in an exercise on June 18, 2011 to distribute handouts to neighborhoods near Eucalyptus and Toyon parks.  Continue Reading.



Mary Jo Flynn
City of Anaheim Fire Dept.