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August 2011

Welcome to the Volunteer E-Update; your monthly update on activities for the CERT, RACES and Fire Corps programs.
This Month...
August 2National Night Out (6:15- 8:15 PM)
Eucalyptus Park 

August 9:  CERT & RACES Meeting (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
Topic: Volunteer Standard Operating Procedures  *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.  This class is currently full.  Email cert@anaheim.net to be placed on the waiting list.

Looking Ahead...

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

September 10First Responder Expo and Volunteer Service Day (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.  We will be hosting CERT training re-certification skills:  Fire Safety & Utility Controls, Triage, First Aid and Cribbing.

September 11September 11 Memorial
Please refer to the City calendar for the memorial services offered that day.

September 13:  CERT Meeting (6:30 - 8:30 PM)
Topic:  National Preparedness Month.  *Bring a Pound of Pasta to the meeting to continue with our challenge.

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 Administration Office or Emergency Management Office

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

CERT and CMAP Training Class
We have training for both CERT and CMAP beginning in August.  We need assistance with registration and other class set-up activities.
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Schedule a Neighborhood Meeting

Share information regarding the CERT and RACES program with your neighbors.  Schedule a coffee or ice cream social and talk about the benefits of the CERT class and Ham Radio Training and licensing. 

We have speaker's bureau materials that you may check out to assist you with delivering a brief presentation for your neighbors.  We have a flip chart as well as power point slides that can be shown on some TVs. 

Let us know how we can assist you in reaching out to your neighbors and getting them more involved in emergency preparedness.

Next CERT Class starts:  September 17, 2011
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If You See Something, Say Something
Public Awareness Campaign
The Department of Homeland Security launched a new partnership with the U.S. Golf Association to bring the "If You See Something, Say Something ™" public awareness campaign to the U.S. Open-an effort that will help ensure the safety and security of spectators, employees, volunteers, and athletes by identifying and reporting suspicious activity.
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Is Your School Prepared?
Schedule an assembly for your school
During an interactive 30-minute assembly led by Officer John Reed, your students will learn how to get ready for a disaster at home or at school.
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Peanut Butter & Jelly for the Troops
Volunteer Tim Heckerman is Collecting Peanut Butter and Jelly.

Show your Patriotic Spirit by donating some Peanut Butter & Jelly for our Troops.  All of the PB&J that we collect will be taken to March Air Force base in Riverside.  There is a group of volunteers that make hundreds of PB&J sandwiches for our troops that are coming home from the Middle East.  We also make PB&J sandwiches that are given to the soldiers for their very long plane ride to the Middle East.


Download the Flyer:  Peanut Butter & Jelly  


Warm Regards,

Tim Heckerman



Mary Jo Flynn
City of Anaheim Fire Dept.