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American Red Cross Sites their Stocked Emergency Trailer in Point Roberts

"Efforts of the committee are showing considerable results. Whatcom County Mt. Baker branch of the American Red Cross has sited a trailer stocked with emergency supplies. PREP committee members joined Red Cross volunteers from around Whatcom County to assist in outfitting our trailer and trailers for other communities.

April is Disaster Preparedness Month – are you prepared?

April is Disaster Preparedness Month in Washington state and there’s no better time for families and households  get involved and be prepared. Here are some opportunities  to get involved:


Bomb Squad Arrives Six Hours Later

A bomb that wasn’t a bomb has Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo worried that in a real emergency when seconds count, Point Roberts won’t get the help it needs when it needs it. More: http://www.allpointbulletin.com/archives/2007/apb_august07/front_page3.html

Disaster response body inadequate: Auditor General

National Post - ‎Nov 3, 2009‎
She noted, however, that the department has spent only one-third of its annual $58.5-million budget for emergency preparedness in the last two years. ...

HAM Radio Technician License Class April 2010

Technician License Classes:

There will be a Technician’s License class at the American Museum of Radio and Electricity on consecutive Saturdays, April 3 and April 10, 2010 from 10 am to 3 pm.  There will NOT be a VE exam on the 10th, but the regularly scheduled Ferndale exams will be the following Saturday (April 17th). This will probably be the last Tech class in the area before the new question pool is implemented on July 1 so if you have been putting it off, get registered!

Point Roberts Volunteer Firefighters Fire Tactics Training

View the Gallery - When I returned home from the mildly contentious garbage meeting with representatives of the county I had barely gotten in my door when fire trucks began making their way up my road. They whirled their sirens briefly and as I and the dogs ventured out to see what was the danger we saw a plume of smoke exiting the mobile home closest to my house.

Preparing an emergency kit can be a fun exercise in preparedness

Oct 30,2008.  Our daughter Emma's fourth-grade class has been discussing emergency preparedness lately, and Emma reminded me this week that our family needs to make sure we're ready to ride out a winter storm (or other disaster). She suggested that gathering a home emergency kit should be the focus of this week's activity.    Read more:  http://www.bellinghamherald.com/entertainmentnews/story/637574.html

Private roads a problem for Point Roberts fire district

A handful of property owners on private roads will be getting notification from the fire department that in the case of an emergency, fire and rescue vehicles may not be able to get to them. More: http://www.allpointbulletin.com/archives/2007/apb_june07/front_page5.html



September is National Disaster Preparedness Month!

Washington state is subject to a variety of potential natural disasters - flooding, earthquakes, volcanic activity, severe cold. Be well prepared at home and at work by developing a strong emergency response plan. Here is just one site to visit to start your planning: http://www.ready.gov/america/npm10/index.html Don't be caught unprepared!


Community Info:  Point Roberts needs Ham operators

September Tip: Be a community team player.  Learn--Practice--Learn. Have an exit plan for emergencies.(Fire, Earthquakes, Tsunamis)  EDITH can save your life.  So can a Ham.   Call Jud @ 945-0533 for more information.

VERY IMPORTANT   THE FIRE DEPARTMENT--CERT--PREP  are one team. ---FIRE folks lead.---Our one goal is to save your life.
Any takers??? We need your assistance.  Let's work together to protect our community.   


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