Here is an update on our upcoming training for the rest of the year. The November 18th meeting/monthly training will be a potluck with a discussion of our training, as well as an opportunity to talk about what you're looking for from CERT and where we go in the future. On Saturday Nov. 23rd from 9 am-12 pm we will have a Stop The Bleed class. This class will be in the Fire Station #1 and is open to CERT and the public. The December 16th meeting/monthly training will cover holiday and travel safety.
We are going to move the monthly BoD and Team meetings, but not much. The Board of Directors meeting will change from the 2nd Monday to the 1st Monday of the month and the Team meeting will change from the 4th Monday to the 3rd Monday of the month starting in October. Both will still begin at 7 pm. The purpose is to deconflict them with the Crestview City Council meetings.
We had looked at a Saturday meeting option and there were more conflicts than Mondays.
Unfortunately we had to cancel our Basic CERT course scheduled for July 9-11. We didn't have enough people sign up. We will update you on the next class as soon as it is scheduled.
About a week ago on June 25th - 27th the team had a great opportunity to interact with Crestview and North Okaloosa firefighters and put our CERT training into practice. All the firefighting professionals did an awesome job showing us how to support their rehab operations. We're looking forward to continuing to assist them in the future.
North Okaloosa CERT is a 501(c)3 volunteer emergency response organization and we currently operate on donations from our members and the community. If you would like to donate items to help us prepare for our Search & Rescue/Emergency Medical Operations missions please take a look at the attached list for some needed items. You can call (850) 758-2863 to schedule a pickup or drop off. Thank you for your support.
Even though the Florida Hurricane Tax Holiday has passed by this year if you haven't prepared emergency supplies for this year's hurricane season you can go to this Ready.gov website https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit link to see what you should have.
The Hurricane Prep Tax Free Holiday ends tonight June 6th at midnight.
for the list of items.
June 15th 8 am -12 pm at Crestview Fire station #1 2nd floor Training room. This four-hour module trains CERT members to safely set up and perform the non-medical functions of firefighter rehabilitation. CERT members will learn: 1) the definition of and need for firefighter rehab; 2) the physiological threats to firefighters; 3) an overview of what happens at the scene of a fire; and, 4) how CERT members set up and what they do in the rehab area.
It's time again for our CERT monthly meeting!
Monday, 25 Feb, 7pm @ CVFD Station 1
We will be holding a special election for President/Team Chief. Our monthly training will be Triage. Look forward to seeing you there!