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April 2012

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

April 10CERT Meeting (6:30-8:30 PM)
Captain:  Barry Gilbert, Stoddard Park
Topic:  Communications & Radios
Location:  Anaheim CERT Training Room

April 21Defensive Driver Training
Location:  North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.  Class is 2 hours from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
RSVP Required:  (714) 765-6955 or email cert@anaheim.net

Looking Ahead...
May 1:  RACES Meeting (6:15 -8:15 PM)
Topic:  TBD

May 5:  CERT Training Class (9:00 AM - 1:00 PM)
North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.
Volunteers are needed to assist with classes.  Please RSVP volunteer intent to Mary Jo at (714) 765-6955.

May 8CERT Meeting (6:30-8:30 PM)
Captain:  Frank Lasner, Ronald Reagan Park
Topic:  Household Emergency Kit
Location:  Anaheim CERT Training Room

May 12West Anaheim Community Event
Location: Twila Reid Park
Volunteers are needed to assist at the Fire Department Booth.  Please confirm with Mary Jo at (714) 765-6955.

May 12Fire Service Day
Location:  North Net Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave.
Time:  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Volunteers are needed to assist for various fire department activities including booth set-up, general event operations, communications and much more.  You will report to an assigned Team Captain who will report to the Operations Section Chief or Incident Commander.  Please confirm your availability with Mary Jo at (714) 765-6955 or email cert@anaheim.net
Welcome our Newest Volunteers
Newest CERT and RACES Volunteers to join the program
Congratulations to everyone who recently completed the CERT training class and/or who took and passed their FCC license exam to become a radio operator.  Please give a warm welcome to the following individuals who are now members of our CERT and RACES teams.

Todd Laramie
Ping Gee
Steve Bachmann
David Le
Terry Waldon

Presidents Volunteer Service Award
Christchurch Park Congratulations to our Volunteers for achieving high honors in receiving the President's Volunteer Service Award.

We would like to recognize the following volunteers who recently received the President's Volunteer Service Award at the Anaheim 2012 Volunteer Banquet held on March 29, 2012.



Anna Ehrmann

Walter Ehrmann

Don Mendenhall



 Richard Lewis

Jonathan Ramos

Norman Todd



Russell Farrell

Francine Pace

Carol Sundman




CERT Regional Refresher
Christchurch Park Update your CERT Skills
The tri-county region north of Los Angeles is hosting a CERT Regional Refresher which is open to active/trained CERT volunteers.  Please click on the following site to sign-up if you are interested.


Please note this training/refresher is not managed by Anaheim and all questions regarding the training should be directed to the Los Angeles Fire Department Disaster Preparedness Section.


Workplace Violence Training
Christchurch Park FEMA Training Class 
FEMA has developed a preparedness class for Workplace Violence.  The training link is listed below.



Mary Jo Flynn
City of Anaheim Fire Dept.