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This is the safest way to do rescue cribbing and reduces the likely hood of injury to the cribbing team while providing the very result for the victim. Thanks to the Burbank CA CERT program for providing the video.
Rescue Cribbing – Safety First
Remember as CERT members we are not to enter buildings that are unsafe or pose a threat to us. Only enter structures you have been instructed to enter after they have been cleared by emergency personnel
Our West Orange County CERT program teaches and reviews skills like this during our bi-monthly training sessions (complete with a great pot-luck and fellowship), our periodic training Saturdays, and our CERT Academy courses. If you would like to find out more about our CERT program and how it can help you keep your family safe in a disaster, please contact us here. If you are not in our area, we will try to connect you to your local CERT program. The more people who are trained, the better prepared our country is – and that is our intent. #CERTforAll
The Cypress Village Neighbor 4 Neighbor event today was terrific.
The HOA put on a very nice event for the 681 units in the complex and more that 100 residents attended. Our West Orange County CERT program had 4 tables/booths set up – Make Plan, Get A Kit, Get Informed and the doctors ran a very popular Disaster First Aid table. We had great participation from the Team with Ray, Hermie, Art, Pat & Roberta, Gloria, Robin, Jan, and the Doctors all there. We also had a big assist from Lance with helping to load the truck at the conex box and Loree’s planning and coordination for the event made it all possible. It was a great Team success.
Thanks to each of you and to the residents and management of Cypress Village for hosting such a well run event.
Enjoy some photos form the day:
As many of you know, back in October, 2017 Cypress PD Officer Matt Ward was killed in an off duty multi-vehicle traffic collision on the 405 Freeway. Matt left behind his wife Allison and their sons Liam and Anderson; his brother Rob Ward, a Tustin PD Officer; and his parents, David and Gloria Opstad. We know Gloria as part of our Admin Team. On May 10th, Gloria will join Brian Clasby (GGPD), Commander Steve Bowles (SBPD), Julia Clasby (SBPD), and Loree Erpelding (CYPD) along with nearly 1,500 law enforcement officers from throughout the country to bicycle ~300 miles to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington DC. On May 13th, they will join over 50,000 people at the annual National Law Enforcement Memorial Candlelight Vigil.
To participate each rider needs to raise $1,900 – the attached flyer has details on how you can help support Gloria, Julia, Loree, Steve, and Brian as they honor Matt and fallen law enforcement officers nationwide. Additional details on how you can help here