Our next CERT training will start on Wednesday April 3rd, 2013 at 6:30pm. We meet at the Ronler Acres Fire Station 4455 NW 229th ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124.
The meets every Wednesday for 8 weeks. We cover Disaster Preparedness, Small Fire Suppression, Triage, Treatment, Building Damage Assessment, Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology, and Team Organization.
There is no cost for this training. you do need to pre register since space is limited. Send an email to Mitch Neilson, Emergency Manager email@example.com to register or for questions.
The article below is describing the situation in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. As we have seen in other events one of, if not the biggest issue is fuel. People who don't have batteries can't find them. They are depending on generators and can't get fuel to keep them running. Stores are not able to accept credit and debit cards. They are requiring exact change.
Take a few minutes to read and then check your supplies as we head into winter storm season.
One thing many people find out when it is to late has to do with insurance coverage. Many impacted by Hurricane Sandy are finding their home and property are not covered by their policies.
Take some time to review your insurance coverage. Make sure you are covered for the risks you are exposed to.
Knowing that aspect of a disaster is taken care of will help you recover and assist others.
As you work within your neighborhood or workplace I want to remind you about the Map Your Neighborhood program. This is a program that helps organize your neighborhood and develop the relationships needed in times of disaster.
The program lasts an hour to an hour and a half. It can be held in an individual home, community clubhouse, church, business, or even at the fire station.
I have the materials and will lead a discussion for your group to get to know your neighbors and surroundings better.
The City of Hillsboro provides you with quality emergency fire and medical services. In the wake of a disaster they may be unavailable due to debris and road damage, plus an overwhelming need for emergency response in all areas of the city. Some basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills will improve your ability to survive until assistance arrives.