Please join us on Sunday, Sept 8th, at 7:00 PM at the Lake Club!
There will be a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) interest meeting on Sunday, Sept 8th at 7:00 PM in the Lake Club. Please help spread the word to your LC neighbors! Remind them that in an emergency we are going to need to help each other. With only 2-3 sheriff on duty in Tehama County and limited fire resources, we may get no outside help in the early stages of an emergency. Other areas of the county will need assistance too, and that will mean we may get no outside assistance early on. Here is a link to CERT info online to give you a better idea of what this team does https://californiavolunteers.ca.gov/community-emergency-response-team-cert/
People, with all skills and levels of ability can help. The program provides all of the training, and even if you are not physically able to do some of the tasks, there are other ways to help out on the team. CERT is a key component of preparedness!
This meeting doesn’t obligate you to join, but you will get more info about the team from Sgt Houghtby, Tehama County’s Office of Emergency Preparedness rep and me. If we want Tehama County to support a CERT, we need to have a good showing at this meeting. Again, spread the word! Sgt Houghtby wants to do this, but he needs our help to get support from the county. We need to show the county that we are serious about this. We demonstrate that by showing up and saying we want to participate.
Thank you all and if you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text me at 619-985-4400. If you will be out of town but are still interested, please email me, and I will print the email and bring it to the meeting.
It will be helpful if you email or text me to let me know you will be attending so I can get materials prepared, but come even if you did not RSVP.
After the fires in San Diego county, my former community started a CERT, and I was proud to be a member. I saw first hand how CERT improved our preparedness and enabled us to help each other in an emergency. Come be part of the solution - see you on Sept 8th!