With the November winds, downpours and flooding already upon us, thoughts are turning to "emergency preparedness" for our families, neighbors, and businesses.
During this week's Council meeting, a citizen asked Council for assurances that fire department resources would be secure for the "Community Emergency Response Team" (C.E.R.T.) program. In addition, during yesterday's Redmond Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Evergreen CEO Bob Malte announced an Evegreen Hospital "emergency preparedness" program.
The city works with the "Redmond Citizen Corps Council" (RCCC) to bundle emergency services under the RCCC website. RCCC's mission is:
"to harness the power of every individual through education, training and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues and disasters of all kinds."The Redmond Citizen Corps Council (RCCC) creates the following emergency response volunteer opportunities:
- C.E.R.T. training - contact Janeen Olson for the next class at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Neighborhood Watch and Mapping - contact Police Community Laison Jim Bove, email@example.com
- V.P.S - Volunteers for Police Service - Substation Volunteers at the Redmond Town Center are needed. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- A.R.E.S - Amateur Radio Emergency Services. Contact Jim Oates, 425-417-5864
- C.O.A.D. - Community Organizations Active in Disaster, 425-556-2251
By Bob Yoder
RCCC website source: Brian Dennis
Special thanks to neighbor Brian Dennis for announcing the RCCC website at the Council meeting.