Clackamas Fire District #1
Your Friend For Life
Clackamas Fire District #1 and local emergency responders will be participating in a region-wide disaster drill. We are currently seeking volunteers to act as victims. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
This is an exciting opportunity to see the action up close! Your participation will add greatly to the realism of the event and will provide a valuable training opportunity to local emergency responders. Continue reading
Providence Hospital Exercises – volunteer victims and moulage artists needed!
Another great opportunity for practice from our partners at Providence. Plan to arrive 2 hours PRIOR to the start of each exercise – Even with 4 of us last time – it took us the entire 2 hours to get all the victims – looking hurt :) per Sandi Olsabeck
Like to scream, moan, complain and be difficult?
Do we have a job for you!
Voluntary Victims are needed!!
You can help save lives. Your presence at training drills increases the level of realism for emergency responders. This in turn creates an exercise that offers many of the same stressors and life like elements of a true emergency without the life threatening repercussions.
Who can be a Volunteer Victim?
Anyone of any age who has read the guidelines and signs an agreement (or obtains a signature from their parent or guardian if under 18).
Make sure you wear clothes that can get stained, damaged and wet. In addition, wear appropriate clothes under these such as a swimsuit to ensure you are most comfortable. You may be seen in only the under layer of clothing!
Lunch will be provided for all volunteers! Continue reading
On June 2, 2012 Resilience PDX had their first emergency preparedness expo. I will give a quick background for those that don’t know. A gentleman by the name of Arif Khan ,who manages disaster relief overseas, thought it would be a great idea to bring different people/resources together. If you would like to learn more about the different organizations and people that helped bring this together I would invite you to visit their about page. There were a multitude of areas a person could visit. This article is focused on the classes I attended.
10:00am to 11:00am: They opened the event with a Key speaker; State Representative Lew Frederick. He talked about his connection to this neighborhood and living only 8 blocks away. He knew firsthand the devastation that comes from an unprepared community. He had a family home in New Orleans that was washed away during the levee break. His son lived through the Japanese quake; he told us that his son could feel the shaking from Tokyo. He talked about the concerns that are schools are not ready for the “big one.” He suggested that we start communicating with our neighbors, visiting beauty salons, and at the very least try to get prepared once a week or month. Continue reading
Below you will find a wide range of excellent training opportunities. These are all low to no cost training. This is NOT a complete list. Please go to my training/resource page for a complete list.
Do you know of training that is not on the list? Please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible include a link to the original source of information. I do not post classes that are over $40.00 dollars.
I am trying to get the word out about PreparePDX, so if you attend a class please let them know you saw it on my website.