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Thursday, June 28, 2012

AmeriCorps Individual Placement Member Recruitment

South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) has been awarded an AmeriCorps Individual Placement member position for the 2012-2013 program year. The AmeriCorps member will support the Disaster Preparedness Public Education Outreach project. The member will build and strengthen the local volunteer base by developing a sustainable public education outreach program to enhance disaster preparedness and response needs in Pacific County with a focus on low income and vulnerable communities. The selected member should demonstrate the skills and commitment required to successfully serve in the position, serve 40 hours per week, and reach a minimum of 1,700 hours by the end of the term of service.
At a minimum, applicants must meet the following criteria required by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS): 
  • Be a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident
  • Be 18-25 years of age at the start date of their service
  • Must pass required criminal background checks

The AmeriCorps Individual Placement member will receive a living stipend of $1,125 per month (before taxes) provided by Washington Service Corps, training and experience, subsidized childcare (if qualified), health insurance, student loan forbearance (on qualifying loans), and a $5,550 Education Award provided by National Service Trust (upon successful completion of service term).

to apply. For more information on the AmeriCorps member position or project, contact Denise Rowlett at (360) 875-9338 or drowlett@co.pacific.wa.us.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Above is the latest information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration regarding tsunami debris.  Please be sure to send email to disasterdebris@noaa.gov if you find anything that could be potentially related to the March 2011 Japanese tsunami along the Pacific County beaches.  

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

PCEMA Volunteers To Be Honored

South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency (PCEMA) will be honoring volunteers at an appreciation dinner on June 12, 2012 in Seaview. PCEMA volunteers will be recognized for their continued efforts to assist emergency management.

Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service volunteers serve as spotters during the All Hazard Alert Broadcast siren system monthly tests, support NOAA weather radio programming, and work on communications equipment or in the Pacific County Emergency Operations Center.

There is also a new cadre of volunteers who have been assisting PCEMA in public education efforts by presenting the Let’s Talk Tsunamis series and disaster preparedness presentations. Several volunteers are also involved in Community Emergency Response Team training and/or Map Your Neighborhood programs.

For additional information about becoming a PCEMA volunteer, please contact AmeriCorps*VISTA member Natasha Nesbitt at (360) 875-9409 or nnesbitt@co.pacific.wa.us.

Monday, June 4, 2012

SKYWARN Spotter Training in Grayland

South Bend, Washington – The National Weather Service (NWS) Portland Office will offer SKYWARN Spotter training on Monday, June 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the North Willapa Harbor Grange, 3198 State Route 105 in Grayland.

The NWS welcomes volunteers with an interest in severe weather spotting. The SKYWARN program is a voluntary noble civic service. Reports made by spotters provide visual confirmation of potentially severe weather and aid forecasters in issuing warnings.

SKYWARN volunteers support their local community and government by providing the NWS with timely and accurate severe weather reports. These reports, when integrated with modern NWS technology, are used to inform communities of the proper actions to take as severe weather threatens. The key focus of the SKYWARN program is to save lives and property through the use of the observations and reports of trained volunteers.

This information is provided at the request of and on behalf of the National Weather Service.  Additional information may be found at: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/skywarn.php.