Julian Cuyamaca CERT/Teen CERT Office Emergency Operations Center
BUILT BY THE COMMUNITY – FOR THE COMMUNITY
Please join us on Saturday, October 17, from noon until 8:00 p.m. for the Open House Party, where you will find disaster preparedness resources displayed at 1461 Hollow Glen Rd. Julian. Bring your friends and family. Lynne Secker, LVN will be giving free blood pressure tests from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Julian Cuyamaca CERT Mobile Field Kitchen will be serving BBQ on site for purchase. Nickel Beer is just across the street and will have locally brewed beer on tap until 8 pm.
The current Basic training class participants in the Julian Cuyamaca CERT/Teen CERT program brings the total to just over 1000 people trained to be better disaster prepared since 2009. Participants included are from Julian, Shelter Valley, Canebrake, Mount Laguna, Warner Springs, Ramona, with teens from the Julian Jr. High School, Julian Union High School, and Girl Scouts, Venture Crew, Civil Air Patrol Cadets from San Diego and Rancho Bernardo, and Tribal communities. The US Naval Sea Cadets have scheduled classes for February and March, 2016. We remain the only active Teen CERT program in San Diego County.
In addition to the trailers fully supplied with life sustaining and life saving equipment we would like to thank Rural Emergency Alliance, (REA), a Valley Center Sister Corporation, for their assistance in developing a Julian Cuyamaca Medical Reserve Corps, (JCMRC). Dr. Russell Engevik, M.D., will serve as the Director, Brian Denny, D.C. - Julian Chiropractic, Sheila Dilley, LVN, Lynne Secker, LVN, as well as 6 additional nurses, 2 massage therapists, a medic, paramedic, EMT’s, and a corpsman have signed up for the JCMRC.
We currently have a cache of medical supplies and equipment to provide Basic Life Support, (BLS), for catastrophic multi-casualty incidents available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from 5 strategically placed trailers as well as ten-one hundred person May Day Trauma Bags placed in Julian, Shelter Valley, Canebrake, and Cuyamaca. These supplies and emergency equipment are meant to assist in sustained multi-casualty incident support without depleting fire department or ambulance resources.
Lisa Heyer, Veterinarian Technician, is Chairperson for the newly developing Julian Cuyamaca Community Animal Rescue Team.
We would also like to express our gratitude for the continuing support from: Julian Chamber of Commerce/Julian Merchant’s Association, Sons of the American Legion, Lions Club, SDG&E, as well as many generous private donations of time and funding. The volunteers of the year will be honored at the general meeting in December.
In 2013 Julian Cuyamaca CERT arranged for 3 food service vendors who have signed agreements with The American Red Cross – The American Legion, Jeremy’s on The Hill, and the Julian Café. In addition we have just added a Julian Cuyamaca CERT Mobile Field Kitchen.