January 27, 2017

Who ya gonna call, in a disaster and more importantly will anybody be able to answer? You need to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for up to a week in a major disaster. Luckily our wonderful Fire District is hosting the CERPP (Citizen Emergency Response & Preparedness Program) has a great training class to help COWs help their families and neighbors when a disaster/emergency strikes. The program involves six evenings and a Saturday that will prepare you for a major disaster. This training will provide you with invaluable skills in a hands-on environment.

Training will be held at Fire Station 19, Training Room at 4091 Jefferson Ave., Woodside on all but the last day which will be held at Fire Station 7, 2111 Woodside Road, Woodside:
• Thursday, February 2nd – 6:30 – 9 p.m. – Disaster Prep, Organization
• Friday, February 3rd – 6:30 – 9 p.m. – Fire Safety, Utility Controls
• Thursday, February 9th – 6:30 – 9 p.m. – Medical Operations, Part 1
• Friday, February 10th – 6:30 – 9 p.m. – Medical Operations, Part 2
• Thursday, February 16th – 6:30 – 9 p.m. – Search & Rescue, Radio Operations
• Friday, February 17th – 6:30 – 9 p.m. – Disaster Psychology, Terrorism
• Saturday, February 25th – 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Last Day Hands On Training & Drill

You must Pre-register and space is limited. Spaces will only be held once completed registration and a check for $25 has been submitted.

Remember emergency services people will not be able to help everyone quickly – be prepared! See more here.

The Woodside Fire District has other programs also worth checking out. They have invited all COWS to join them in developing the San Mateo County Hazard Mitigation Plan. They have an on-line survey asking about what concerns you the most and what impact disasters have had on you and your family. They will want feedback throughout the planning process and your edits and suggestions to the plan as drafts
become available for review. Go here and it will take you to the survey.

Also check out information on sandbags if you need them and everything you need to know on fire alarms. The Woodside Fire District website has lots of information or in an emergency it really makes sense to follow them on twitter or facebook.

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