Eugene-Springfield Area CERT
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Dr. Geoff Simmons
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 Disaster Preparedness Information

Family Emergency Plan
Ready.gov

Planning for Specific Emergencies

 


Useful Links:

City of Eugene-
Emergency Management

National Citizen Corps

National CERT

Homeland Security

Recommended FEMA Training

FEMA 



Weather & River Forecasts:

NWS Portland

NWS River Forecast

River Level Alerts

River & Weather Alerts


Partners


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"If disaster strikes, we are prepared!"

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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.

 


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"Map Your Neighborhood" is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters and is offered through many local emergency management offices.

In a disaster, your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you.
For more info, click here!

 


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Sponsored by City of Eugene Emergency Management, 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.

Want to learn more?

Contact Us

 


"How To" Section:

72 hour kit - Suggested List

Family Emergency Plan

FEMA Independant Study Program

 

 

 


 

Neighborhood Workshops

This spring and summer, a series of workshops will be held in Eugene and Springfield for CERT volunteers and other residents interested in disaster preparedness and response. The focus of these workshops will be improving how we communicate in day-to-day life and in disaster situations. We will also discuss neighborhood emergency planning.

February 19 - Southeast Eugene District @ Hilyard Community Center

March 21 - West Eugene District @ 2nd & Chambers

May 16 - Northeast Eugene District @ 2nd & Chambers

June 20 - Springfield District, Location TBD


For more details, and to find out how you can get more involved, please contact Lindsey Cullums at 541.682.564
0 or lindsey.l.cullums@ci.eugene.or.us. 

 


 

2015 Training Calendar 

January 7 - Winter weather tabletop exercise

February 4 - Meeting fundamental needs in disaster
                     - Food tasting with THRIVE
                     - Water storage, disinfection and shutoff with EWEB

March 4 - Triage and medical skills review

April 1 - Instructor meeting - No training

May 4 & 6 - Animal preparedness

June 3 - Annual meeting

July 1 - Cultural competency training

August 5 - Traffic control training

September 2 - TBD

October 7 - Instructor meeting - No training

November 4 - Fall CERT course - No meeting

December 2 - Volunteer appreciation night

 

For more information, including locations and times, please contact Lindsey Cullums at lindsey.l.cullums@ci.eugene.or.us. 

 


 

Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) Update

The City of Eugene and City of Springfield jointly manage a multijurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. The Plan is updated every five years and ensures the two cities are eligible to apply for federal mitigation funding. The cities are in the process of updating the NHMP and extra staffing resources, if available, will enhance the plan and help ensure the project is complete and on time.

Your feedback in this process is valuable to us. Please take a moment to complete this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NHMP2014

Your feedback will help build action items to drive the work of the planners in our area.

Should you have any questions please contact:
Matt McRae
City of Eugene | Risk Services Division
matt.a.mcrae@ci.eugene.or.us
541-682-5649

 


 

Amateur Radio Technician (Entry-Level) Classes Available

Winter  2015

Technician Class

Dates:   January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26

Time:     7 to 9 pm

Place:    American Red Cross building,  862 Bethel Dr. Eugene

Cost:     No cost for the class!  The study book is $30. License exam fee is $15 at exam time.

Book:    Ham Radio License Manual, 3rd edition

 

Books are available from the following sources:

  •                 Ham Radio Outlet, Portland store, 1-800-765-4267
  •                 American Radio Relay League, www.arrl.org
  •                 Amazon.com

Contact:  

“Matt” Dillon  W7ARD

439 Heywood Ave., Eugene, OR   (Santa Clara area)

541-689-0640

w7ard@msn.com

 


 

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.