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Dr. Geoff Simmons
Disaster Preparedness Information
Family Emergency Plan
City of Eugene-
National Citizen Corps
Suggested FEMA Training
Weather & River Forecasts:
NWS River Forecast
River Level Alerts
River & Weather Alerts
"If disaster strikes, we are prepared!"
Getting Started is Easy!
Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big job. Many people don't know where to start, so they never start at all. With Do 1 Thing you can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency.
Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters. Learn more.
In a disaster, your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you.
For more info on the Map Your Neighborhood program, click here!
72 hour kit - Suggested List
Family Emergency Plan
FEMA Independant Study Program
About the CERT Program
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
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2017 Training Calendar
(Steering Mtgs from 5:30-6:30, Training 6:30-8:30 p.m.)
1705 W 2nd Avenue, Eugene, OR 97402
Jan 4th Steering Committee Training/Meeting (Classroom 6)
Feb 1st Map Your Neighborhood (train-the-trainer) Carlos Barrera (Classrooms 1 & 2)
March 1st Medical/Triage Review Dr. Simmons/Lisa Wimberley (Classroom 1 & 2)
April 5th CERT Forms Review Brandon Noble (Classroom 1 & 2)
May 3rd Animal CERT Modules Kathy Snell, Cindy Ehlers (Classroom 1 & 2)
May Spring Basic CERT Course (May 6, 7 & 13, 14) (Classroom 1 & 2) (TENTATIVE)
May (TBD) Hotwash Reception CERT Trainers/Steering Committee
June 7th LS &R Review (FIRE) Jason Pederson (Classroom 1 & 2)
July 5th Break
Aug 2nd Fire Safety Unit (refresher) Nathan Svjecar (Classroom 1 & 2)
Sept 6th Cascadia Tabletop Exercise/National Preparedness Month (Classroom 1 & 2) Patence Winningham
Sept 16th NW Natural Preparedness Fair
October Fall Basic CERT Course (Saturdays/Sundays 13, 14, 20, 21)
(Classroom 1 & 2) (TENTATIVE)
Nov 1st Winter Storm Preparedness Public Outreach (Classroom 1 & 2)
Dec 6th Break
* This is not an exhaustive list of training dates. Other special training opportunities may not be scheduled during our normal monthly meeting. Follow us on Facebook for updated current training information! www.facebook.com/eugenespringfieldcert
With heartfelt gratitude, we say thank you and farewell to our outgoing officers, and welcome the upcoming year's officers. They will serve until June 30, 2017.
Secretary - VACANT
Training & Safety Officer - Lisa Wimberley CERTlisagayle24@gmail.com
Springfield District Leader - Susan Dahlquist SDAHLQUI@amfam.com
NW Eugene District Leader - Stephanie McGee email@example.com
NE Eugene District Leader - Andrew Davis firstname.lastname@example.org
SW Eugene District Leader - Thomas Price email@example.com
SE Eugene District Leader - Carlos Barrera firstname.lastname@example.org
Outreach Officer - Tracy Baier TBAIER1@amfam.com
Steering Committee Chair - Geoff Simmons email@example.com
The Eugene Springfield CERT Bylaws and Charter may be found here.
Check out our emergency management website
The City of Eugene, City of Springfield, and University of Oregon are all working together to build a culture of preparedness in our community. Increasing our overall disaster resilence is the responsibilty of every community member. By providing tools and resources to our community members, we are working toward one goal - overall disaster preparedness.
The recent New Yorker magazine article, “The Really Big One,” about the possibility of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake in the Pacific Northwest has sparked intense public interest in emergency preparedness. We are hosting public forums to further explain earthquake preparedness, answer questions our community may have and empower our community with knowledge and resources.
You can also watch the recent University of Oregon presentation, in which experts explain the science behind earthquake hazards we face here in the Pacific Northwest, and what you can do to help lessen the impact of a major earthquake on you, your family, and your community. Check out the video HERE
Are you prepared for the mega-quake? OPB offers an excellent video and series of articles about exactly that - our preparedness, or lack thereof. The series is titled "Unprepared", and if offers a wealth of very useful information. Check it out at: