CCADT VOLUNTEER MEETING & POTLUCK 2017
January 21, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Woodward Park Regional Library
944 E. Perrin Ave. (Champlain & Perrin Aves.)
Fresno, CA 93720
"COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM" TRAINING
Tuesday & Thursday Evening Series
January 17 - February 9, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Fresno Fire Department Headquarters
911 H Street Fresno, CA 93721
The Fresno Citizen Corps, in partnership with the City of Fresno and the Fresno Fire Department, is pleased to announce that Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will be offered in a Tuesday and Thursday series from January 17-February 9, 2017. The FREE 20-hour course is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security—Office of Individual and Community Preparedness, CaliforniaVolunteers and developed by FEMA in cooperation with the Los Angeles Fire Department.
This entry-level course is designed to provide community members with basic emergency response skills, particularly those that would be essential in the initial hours after a major natural or human-caused disaster; and that are also valuable in the event of a fire or other more frequently occurring emergency. The course covers disaster preparedness, fire safety and small fire suppression (extinguishers), triage, disaster first-aid, light search and rescue (urban), team organization/Incident Command, disaster psychology, terrorism awareness and a final exercise.
If you have questions, please contact Carla Glazebrook at Fresno Citizen Corps. 559-621-2328; CitizenCorps@fresno.gov. To apply, download the CERT application.
Happy New Year!
Wishing you a safe and prosperous 2017. Thank you to all of the CCADT volunteers who responded to the wildland fires, have distributed information on disaster preparedness for animals at a community event, or are doing work behind the scenes, know that you are making a difference in the lives of pets and their owners.
Also, thank you to all of our donors who provided funds to assist us in fulfulling our mission of "SAVING ALL FAMILY MEMBERS"
Naomi E. Flam, CEO
CCADT Deploys To 10 Wildfires in 2016
Since late June, the Central CA Animal Disaster Team has deployed to nine wildfires in our region - Erskine Fire (Kern County); Curry, Green, Goose, Mineral, Sunny fires (Fresno County); Serpa, Fork fires (Madera County), and Cedar Fire (Tulare County). Our volunteers have worked very hard in triple-digit weather, staying up late at night to intake animals, and showing compassion to people who have evacuated to the Red Cross shelter or just dropped of their pets for us to care for if staying with family or friends.
A special THANK YOU to the following CCADT volunteers who have deployed to these fires to help those pet owners in need: Leslie Harris, Ardell Perkins, Susan Jackson, Sandy Bailey, Betty Wong, Christy Cronin, Dennis Holloway, Pat Noble, Courina Hughes, and Annette Omachi. Also, THANK YOU to our Operations Director - Mary Reimer, Logistics Director - Steven Bell, and our new Volunteer Coordinator - Deanne Bell. Without all of you, CCADT would not be able to make a difference our pet owners lives! - Naomi E. Flam, CCADT CEO