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Emergency Preparedness meeting at 7:00 pm
at the Granada Hills North Neighborhood Council office,
11139 Woodley Ave., Granada Hills, 91344
Everyone is invited to attend. Plenty of free parking.

Remember our Can of the Month project to collect food for donation to MEND
(mendpoverty.org), a local and regional food bank (and so much more).
If you are able, please bring one can of food (human or pet) to each meeting.
The response to this request has been very impressive.
Please keep it up. Thank you!

This month’s featured topic for Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 7:00 pm: Incident Command System (ICS)
How do all the various emergency responders—Fire, Police, government agencies, etc.—get organized during a disaster? Who is in charge? Hear Paul Shively describe how an effective ICS operates. Paul has been involved with CERT for about 8 years, serving previously as the Battalion 12 and 17 Coordinator. Currently, he is the Valley Bureau Coordinator overseeing Battalions 10, 12, 14, 15 and 17 CERT operations. Paul also serves as the East Branch Director, under the ICS system, at the Rose Parade as a Red Cross volunteer. For those of you new to EP, this will give you an introduction to how small- and large-scale disasters are managed, and for those experienced hands, reinforcement enlivens your skills.

One of the many great aspects of ICS is that it is very flexible, and can grow and contract as the situation dictates, and still function as designed. The Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair uses the ICS to manage the day’s activities.

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