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Big Bear Valley CERT Activated

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 16, 2013 – On February 7, 2013 Big Bear CERT members were activated by the San Bernardino County Fire Office of Emergency Services.  There were 51 active CERT members who responded to the activation.  Their main duties were to support the Bear Valley Unified School District.  CERT was asked to stand down the next day since the schools were closed.   McKenzie Simmons, CERT President, has expressed her appreciation for the overwhelming response. The objective of the Big Bear Valley Community Emergency Response Team is to provide public education, training and opportunities for volunteers to support community and family safety.  CERT members are trained in disaster preparedness with skills like light search and rescue, disaster medical operations, fire safety, first aid, CPR, and much more. For more information go to the Big Bear Valley CERT...

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Installation Of Big Bear Valley CERT Officers

Big Bear City, CA, August 2, 2012, noon – The Big Bear Valley Community Emergency Response Team recently elected their new Executive Board for 2012-2013. The President is McKenzie Simmons, the Vice President is Tina Nazarian, Yomar Cleary is the Secretary and Sharon Strandberg is the Treasurer. Michael Ramirez from the Office of Emergency Services installed the new board and presented 23 CERT members with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award.  The awards included a letter from President Obama, a personalized Certificate and a Presidential Service Award lapel pin for their many volunteer hours. The Community Emergency Response Team is a group of community-based volunteers that responds to emergency situations in the Big Bear Valley in times of disaster. CERT members can give critical support to first responders, and provide immediate assistance to victims. The next CERT training class is scheduled for October.  Anyone interested in attending the 20-hour training session can call the Big Bear City Fire Department at 585-2362 for more information. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31621.mp3|titles=CERT New Executive Board – Mike Evans Reporting]...

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