Sunday, September 6, 2009

Help needed with some of the upcoming outreach events

Hi folks!
Fairfax County CERT is very much in demand this National Preparedness month. We have a lot of events, with a lot of people interested in our great program. We still need helpers for some of these events. Some of them are already fully staffed; thanks to those who have offered to help. The event help status is marked in bold.

If you would like to participate in any of these events; please email either myself at pio@fairfaxcountycert.org or Judy, our outreach coordinator at outreach@fairfaxcountycert.org (and CC one or the other of us so both of us have your information)with the following "stuff":

1.your name and CERT class number (these events are open to CERT basic and CERT 2 class graduates)
2.your email address and a good phone number
3. and most importantly, which event you would like to participate in.

Remember, participation in three CERT outreach events will fully meet the requirements of needing to participate in a yearly CERT refresher.

One final note-we have a new batch of CERT "freebies" , which we use as giveaways at these outreach events. They look GREAT ! Many thanks to Dana Powers and Jeffrey Katz (our CERT administrator and Fire Department volunteer coordinator) for their hard work in getting these new items to us so quickly!
Terry
your volunteer PIO


Remember, September is National Preparedness month.

Thursday,September 10, 2009

Positive Aging Fair,
Jewish community of NoVa center
Fairfax VA 8am -230pm
We are fully staffed for this event.

This outreach event is geared towards informing senior citizens of the need to prepare. We will have our CERT outreach booth set up.


Friday, September 11, 2009 10am to 2pm
Booz Allen Hamilton company preparedness fair
McLean, VA
We are fully staffed for this event.

This company holds an annual emergency preparedness fair for its employees. There will be agencies from all over the DC metro area expected to be here. We will have our CERT display and handouts for the employees.

Saturday, September 12th, 2009 10am-2pm
Get Ready Fairfax H1N1 preparedness event at the Reston Town Center pavillion.
We are fully staffed for this event.

We will have our CERT display here, with handouts and freebies for the participants.
This event is sponsored by the health department, and is geared to help prepare people for the upcoming winter flu season.
The county health dept. is conducting this event in a rather unique manner; each participant will be issued a "passport for preparedness". As the citizen has his "passport" fully "stamped" by the different organizations displaying at the event, the citizen will recieve a health oriented emergency preparedness starter kit. This kit includes such items as a thermometer, first aid supplies etc.
This is a repeat of the south county event for the north end of the county. The south county event was VERY successful! The Reston event promises to be very successful as well.
Here are the folks we have signed up to help with this event:

Scott from CERT 36
Terry from CERT 36
Cindy from CERT 36
Bill from CERT 28

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009-7:30 pm to 9:00pm
CERT/emergency preparedness presentation to
Hollin Hall Homeowners' association, Alexandria, VA
We are fully staffed for this event.

Judy and I will be giving an hour long presentation on our CERT program to the residents of this subdivision. In addition, we will have the CERT booth there along with freebies and handouts for the residents.

Tuesday, September 22,2009- 5:30pm to 10:00 pm
Faith Communities in Action emergency preparedness workshop
Fairfax County Government Center
Board of Supervisors Auditorium
We are fully staffed for this event.

We have been asked to provide a CERT display for this event. The FCIA is a conglomeration of representatives from churches, synogogues, mosques and temples all over Fairfax county. The workshop will educate these congregations on the need and concepts of emergency preparedness.
This is the first in a two part series of emergency preparedness workshops.


Tuesday, September 30,2009 7:00pm
Fairfax area disabilities service board
emergency preparedness meeting
Fairfax County government center
We are fully staffed for this event.

Judy and I will be giving another hour long presentation on our CERT program and emergency preparedness. In addition, we will have the CERT booth there along with freebies and handouts for the residents.

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We have a scheduling issue with the next two events; both fall on the same day. We need people to help with both events!
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Saturday, October 3, 2009
Faith Communities in Action
emergency preparedness workshop 8am-11:30am
USA Today Headquarters Building
McLean, VA
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Exhibits & Registration
9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Program
Due to some scheduling conflicts, we need at least one or two CERTs to manage this event.

We have been asked to provide a CERT display for this event. The FCIA is a conglomeration of representatives from churches, synogogues, mosques and temples all over Fairfax county. The workshop will educate these congregations on the need and concepts of emergency preparedness. This is the second FCIA workshop date and time.



Saturday, October 3,2009
Fall for Fairfax
Fairfax County Government Center
8am-6:30 pm
Hey, your volunteer PIO would like some company at this event :)

We will have a CERT outreach booth at this event. We will NOT have an operational role at this event; we will just have the CERT booth there.

Saturday, October 10th, 2009 9am until 4pm
Fire and Rescue Department Open house
CERT has been asked again (YAY!) to participate in the fire and rescue department open house event.
We will be located in the following volunteer and career fire stations this day-I have listed the CERT members already signed up to help.

# 14 Burke
James from CERT 32
Grace and Bob from CERT 34-1/2 day shift.
Ideally, we could use at least one more CERT to help cover the afternoon here.

# 1 McLean
Lani from CERT 4
We could use 1-2 more CERTs to help cover this station.

# 2 Vienna
Scott from CERT 36
We need 1-2 more CERTs to help cover this station.

# 17 Centreville

We need 1-2 CERT members to run the outreach booth at this station.

# 24 Woodlawn

Judy, our outreach coordinator is the lead on this station. We will need at least 4-5 CERT members to work the extrication demonstrations at this station throughout the day.

Each fire station will have a CERT display, handouts and freebies for the attendees.

Station # 24 Woodlawn has also asked that we provide LIVE extrication demonstrations at their station; in addition to the CERT display.

Tuesday, Octber 6th, 2009 10am-1pm
FEMA headquarters, Washington DC
emergency preparedness fair
We are fully staffed for this event.

We have been asked to provide a CERT display for this event. I think every reader of the blog knows what FEMA is, and what they do. This is quite an honor for us.


Thursday, October 15th, 2009 7:45pm
We are fully staffed for this event.
CERT presentation for Kings Park homeowners' association.

We will be holding a one hour presentation on CERT and emergency preparedness for residents of the Kings Park community. In addition, we will have the CERT display and freebies for them.
Here are the helpers signed up for this event.

James from CERT 32
Steve from CERT 14