In addition to all of the new CERT classes scheduled to start in January – you also have two chances to attend a reminder meeting on “Go Bags”. January is a great month to open up your Home Kit and Car Kits to check them for reliability and completeness as well as change out batteries in flashlights and radios.
January 21st in Sherman Oaks – Jeff Edelstein from SOS, will walk us through what he thinks makes a great home and car kit as well as give us some insights on new preparedness items on the market.
January 28th in Woodland Hills – is a bonus, second Kit meeting, for those who can’t make the 21st. We will go through our personal kits and compare them to the various FEMA and Red Cross suggestions. We will also discuss CERT’s recent role at the Creek Fire and Skirball Fire command posts.
(Registration Link is at the bottom of the email)
As we’ve seen recently – we all need to be prepared while living in So. Cal. Please invite your friends, families and neighbors to these meetings and to the CERT Classes because the more people who are prepared – the better we ALL are!
Accordingly, attached is a list of upcoming CERT Classes in the Valley. Please invite your friends, family, co-workers to take one of the classes, and if you can, post it on Nextdoor.com to alert your neighbors to the upcoming classes. If you need anything from me to help promote the CERT classes or meetings, just ask!
LAFD CERT Valley Bureau Coordinator
LAFD ACS – KM6AES & WQZC304
818-414-9165 – cell
Proudly serving the Valley Bureau since 2001
Jan 28th Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lafd-cert-battalion-17-how-to-make-a-great-go-bag-tickets-41506265357?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button
January is around the corner – which means time to review, update and replace items in our home disaster preparedness kits.
Review what we need in our Go Bags for Home, Car and Work
Update our kits with suggestions from FEMA, Red Cross, and our fellow community members
Replace expired items in our kits and batteries in our smoke detectors
Are you prepared? What have you done to prepare this year?
ü Water barrels are filled & secure
ü Several weeks’ worth of groceries are on hand
ü First aid kits are updated (replace expired products, damaged bandages)
ü Extra supply of medications, glasses or contact lens are in Go Bag
ü Portable radios have new, current batteries
ü Copies important documents are in a sealed and sturdy plastic bag
ü Stash of cash – especially small bills are in Go Bag
ü Personal Grab ‘n’ Go bag (Go bag, Bug-out bag) is near the front door along with applicable Car kits, Pet kits, and Work kits.
Please bring to the meeting:
- Your Emergency Kits, Backpacks or Go Bags (to remind you what is in there & what you still need – – and to check for expiration dates)
- Any new Emergency Toys you’d like to share with the crowd
And as always, in the last five minutes of the meeting – – if you have any non-CERT community news that you would like to announce, please feel free to do so.
Jeff & Christy