Safe And Well

The Red Cross has a new service, Safe and Well, designed to enable easier communications of citizens to loved ones outside of affected areas during a large scale emergency event.

HamCram Attendee Form

For folks registering for the HamCram event at Caltech in April.

Some questions that people have asked:

Q. Where is the class located?

A. The class will be taught in Beckman Institute, in the Auditorium (NOT Beckman Auditorium, the big wedding-cake building)

BI is building #74 on the campus map.

I recommend you park in parking lot 12, just east of Wilson, just south of Del Mar. Parking is free after 5pm and on the weekends.

Volunteers Needed!

Bob Hope Airport Emergency Exercise

The Bob Hope Airport will be conducting its full scale FAA required airport disaster exercise on Tuesday March 24th. They are currently looking for volunteers to play the roles of victims during the exercise. Volunteers will be done up in special effects makeup to simulate injuries sustained during the exercise. Volunteers will be fed a light breakfast/snack as well as lunch the day of the exercise and will be provided with a commemorative give away item.

The Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management has started an online utility called The Emergency Survival Program.

Some highlights:

Evacuation Procedures in Hawaii

Firechat For Your Phone

If you have a smart phone (iPhone or Android), you can download and install the FireChat app for use in emergency communications.

FireChat can work both over the Internet, and when both the cell network and the Internet are not available, by forming direct cell-phone-to-cell-phone connections, with an effective range of about 200 feet.

Resources for Amateur Radio

A number of resources for people new to Amateur Radio:

CERT Training Video Series

Safety in the After-Disaster Environment

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CERT Training Video Series

Handling Mass Casualty Situations

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Upcoming CERT Event

From the Area E Regional CERT web site...

Area E Regional CERT is proud to host, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Fire Department the 2014 CERT Community Preparedness Conference

July 25, 26, and 27, 2014

in the beautiful city of Cerritos, CA.

Online Registration

Join other community members dedicated to disaster preparedness in this 2.5 day Community Preparedness Conference and training.

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