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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Free CERT Training This November

South Bend, Washington – The Pacific County Emergency Management Agency is offering Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) on the Long Beach Peninsula.  Training is scheduled as follows:

Saturday November 14, 2015 · 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 15 · 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 · 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 22, 2015 · 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The course will be held at the Lighthouse Oceanfront Resort (12415 Pacific Way, Long Beach). Pre-registration is required and is limited to 20 participants.
The CERT program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. CERT members receive 20 hours of initial training with an option of an additional 8 hours of pet preparedness training provided free of charge. The course is taught with classroom instruction for the first three days and practical exercises during the last day. Participants under the age of 18 must have parent/guardian permission to attend.

To register or for more information, contact Scott McDougall at (360) 642-9338 or email smcdougall@co.pacific.wa.us

Friday, October 9, 2015

It’s a ShakeOut Selfie Contest

South Bend, Washington – There is lots “Shaking” during the Great Washington ShakeOut in Pacific County! 

·        The Pacific County All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHAB) outdoor sirens will be tested as part of the Great Washington ShakeOut on Thursday, October 15, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. with the actual tsunami siren tone (a three minute wail). The siren tone will be preceded and followed by a verbal message. This test will help familiarize residents with the sound made by the AHAB sirens during an actual tsunami warning. It will differ from the routine monthly testing that occurs on the first Monday of each month since it will broadcast an audible siren wail tone for the full three minute warning instead of a chime tone. In addition, the voice message will differ from the monthly test.
·        NOAA weather radios set to receive the required monthly test will also activate during this test.

·        Residents can enter the PCEMA “ShakeOut Selfie Contest” by visiting the PCEMA Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pcema and reading and following the stated contest rules. 
Pacific County residents are encouraged to participate in the Great Washington ShakeOut by registering at www.shakeout.org/washington/ and by conducting a personal drill such as Drop, Cover, and Hold or an evacuation walk.  

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