Monday, September 29, 2008

Oct. 14th Meeting, new CERT Class, Citizens Patrol

Hello Neighbors:
 
Please try and make our next meeting on Tuesday, October 14, 2008.  It will be the next-to-last meeting of this year (Sarasota Baptist will be using all of their rooms during the month of December).  We need to have good attendance at this meeting so that we can discuss the new year and plans for Lake Sarasota. We promise that the meeting will start promptly at 7:00 PM and will be over at 8:30 PM.
 
We are still in desperate need of volunteers for the Citizens Patrol. Please contact Ted Cover at
TCover6161@aol.com or phone him at 379-0758.  If more people would just volunteer for a couple of hours a month, it would make the Citizens Patrol Program a big success.  YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD NEEDS YOU!
 
The next Sarasota County CERT class will be held in November.  The maximum class size is 40 students, with preference given to neighborhood "teams" who can commit 5 or more members to the class.  Seats for individuals (those not part of a 5 person team) will be reserved on a first come first served basis, after all the team requests have been met.  If we are able to get 10 students from Lake Sarasota, we may be able to get classes just for us that would be taught right here. If you plan to apply, send an email to LakeSarasota@gmail.com to let us know. Let's try for a minimum of 10 students.

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IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CERTIFICATION, ALL TRAINING SESSIONS MUST BE ATTENDED.
 
Text book training will be held in the Emergency Operations Center at 1660 Ringling Blvd., 6th floor.
Field training will be held at the Venice Training Facility off Pinebrook  Road in Venice.
 
The schedule is as follows:
                                        Emergency Operations Center
                                        1660 Ringling Blvd., 6th Floor
                                        All classes 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
 

Session 1 -  Monday, November 10

Unit 1 - Disaster Preparedness

Unit 2 - Fire Safety 

 

Session 2 – Wednesday, November 12

Unit 3 - Disaster Medical Operations Part 1

Unit 4 - Disaster Medical Operations Part 2

 

Session 3 – Thursday, November 13

Unit 5 - Light Search and Rescue

Unit 6 - CERT Organization

CERT Communications

 

Session 4 – Friday, November 14

Unit 7 - Disaster Psychology

Unit 8 – Terrorism and Crisis Response for Schools

Unit 9 – Course Review

Team Organization and Drill Preparation

 

Session 5 – Saturday, November 15

Location: Venice Fire Training Facility

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Final Organization Time (9 am – 10 am)

Drill, Debriefing, Badging and Certificate Awards
 
If you are able, and would like to attend the classes please enroll by emailing Anne Miller atammiller@scgov.net or calling her at 861-5930.  Anne is the Logistics Chief and will be able to answer all of your questions.
 
Remember, if we can get 10 students here in Lake Sarasota, they will come here and do the classes for our group.  Please sign up and encourage your neighbors to do the same.  This is a very important program.

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REMEMBER TO ATTEND OUR NEXT MEETING ON OCTOBER 14 2008 AT 7:00 PM!!!!!!!!
 
PLEASE TRY AND GET IN TOUCH WITH TED COVER TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE CITIZENS PATROL.  A COUPLE OF HOURS A MONTH CAN MAKE AN INCREDIBLE DIFFERENCE FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.
 
Feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance.
 

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