Emergency Preparedness meeting 7pm

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Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council office, 11139 Woodley Ave., Granada Hills, 91344 (map).
Everyone is invited to attend. Plenty of free parking.  7:00 pm

American Red Cross Smoke Alarm Campaign
Volunteers neededThe American Red Cross, Los Angeles Region, will again be hosting a free smoke-alarm installation program in Van Nuys. This is a fantastic program that installs, for free, smoke alarms in the community. As part of the installation, fire safety is explained and the residents are helped to create a fire escape plan. Installations will begin following the training. Lunch and a t-shirt (if you don’t already have one) will be provided to the volunteers.

If you, or someone you know, is in need of smoke alarms, fill out the request form here, or give them a call at 818-444-3081, to schedule a free appointment.

Ham Radio Class and Exams
This class teaches you about ham radio. Students who take this class come away with real knowledge and have a good rate of passing the FCC Technician level exam, as well as learning how to use their radios. The class, taught by Mark Seigel (W6MES), runs for 7 consecutive Thursday evenings in Tujunga. On the eighth Thursday is the exam. There is a $30 fee for the class, and a $15 fee for the FCC exam. For more information, contact Mark via email: mark.seigel@gmail.com.


One Day Ham Radio Class and Exam
Norm (K6YXH) and Naomi (WB6OHW) Goodkin’s one-day Study & Exam Session for the Technician (entry-level) class will be on Sunday, April 17. If you’d like to attend, get in touch with Norm right away, as those who prepare ahead of class do better in class. Learning Morse code is no longer required for any ham license, and you can miss up to 9 questions on the 35-question multiple choice Technician exam. The class will be conducted at the Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, 27050 Agoura Rd., Agoura Hills, 91301. 

The $75 Study & Exam fee includes instruction (no book to buy), lunch, and the exam fee, and two follow-up sessions on the next two Sunday mornings. The first covers “What radio do I need?” and the second covers “How do I use and program my radio?” Exams for Tech (and all other levels) are also offered in the early morning of the two Sundays immediately following each Study & Exam session. If you are looking to upgrade your ham license, General and Extra Class exams are also offered at the same time (pay only the $5 exam fee). Many ham radio clubs and organizations offer the license exam throughout the Valley and the Greater Los Angeles area as well. Once you have your ticket (license) you can get on the air with a radio that costs as little as $40.

For details and more information, contact Norm at hamclass@goodkin.net, via phone at 818-222-7893, or online at hamclass.goodkin.net.

Classes at SOS Survival Products, Inc.
Lots of great and interesting classes at SOS Survival Products, Inc., in Van Nuys, some of which are free. Check the training schedule on their website for the latest offerings: http://www.sosproducts.com/training-classes-s/1826.htm

9th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair–Saturday, October 1
There are many volunteer opportunities at the Fair. We’re particularly looking for responsible groups (Scouts, community groups, clubs, organizations, etc.) to take responsibility for specific tasks during the Fair, such as staffing the registration booth, set-up and strike crews, exhibitor guides, mess hall maintenance, hydration station operations, help with food distribution to exhibitors and volunteers, etc. Volunteering is a rewarding way to help our community prepare for disasters. Volunteers will be able to receive credit for their President’s Volunteer Service Award. You’ll be able to sign up for the Service Award at the Fair, or you can get a jump start by registering here.

If your organization would like further information or is interested in helping with the largest Preparedness Fair in Los Angeles, please get in touch with me right away by sending email to info@ValleyDisasterFair.com.

Online registration opens Friday, July 1. Check www.ValleyDisasterFair.com for details and updates.

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What? You Didn’t Know?
Download a good book lately? You can download books (including Kindle books), magazines, newspapers, and audio books from the Los Angeles Public Library for free without even going there. You can watch streaming video of popular movies. And, there’s never a late fee because the material simply expires when due. The library offers numerous collections of eMedia, and one popular collection is OverDrive (http://e-media.lapl.org/). Music lovers can download and keep (no expiration) five songs a week from Freegal(http://lapl.freegalmusic.com/). You’ll find lots of help on the website, or see your local librarian to get you started with eMedia. To learn about the library’s various eMedia collections, visit http://www.lapl.org/collections-resources/e-media. Ah, the power of a library card!

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Past agendas and meeting notes
To view our past agendas and meeting notes, you can visit the GHNNC website, www.ghnnc.org, click on About, then Committees, and scroll down to Emergency Preparedness.

Or, use this direct link: http://ghnnc.org/committees/public-safety/emergency-preparedness-sub-committee/,

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