Tag: Yomar Cleary

Career Volunteers Honored by County

San Bernardino, CA, June 20, 2014 – Tonight at the National Orange Show, San Bernardino County is holding its 10th annual Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony & Dinner, to honor 50 women for their civic involvement and community service. This year, two Big Bear residents will be among them: Elaine Holzer-Tennity and Yomar Cleary. Holzer-Tennity’s name was put forward for her extensive involvement in community groups and for founding of the family assistance program the Hummingbird Project, which the Big Bear Chamber of Commerce named one of the best nonprofits of 2012. She also holds a Master’s degree in School Administration from UCLA and has received several plaques from the local school district. Cleary works with numerous local emergency response groups to prepare the community for any type of disaster. She has completed multiple FEMA Incident Command System classes and State of California HazMat training, and has previously been recognized by the Rotary Club, the Sheriff’s Department and the Cities of Dana Point and San Juan Capistrano. Nominations for the Women of Distinction Awards are submitted by individuals, cities, chambers of commerce and nonprofits. Below is a partial list of the women’s community contributions and involvement. Elaine Holzer-Tennity: ~American Association of University Women (AAUW) President (5 years) ~Sugarloaf Property Owners Association President (5 years) ~Kiwanis Club ~Big Bear Computer Club ~Friends of the Library ~Big Bear Zoo Docent ~Bear...

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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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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Field Day Training In Big Bear City

Big Bear City, CA, September 12, 2011, 3:00pm– On Saturday, September 10th, 2011, the Big Bear Valley Community Emergency Response Team, CERT, conducted a five hour training exercise at the CSD Paradise Yard in Big Bear City to implement their training knowledge. The training included three scenarios:  conduct a search and rescue of a victim within a steel building in the dark; damage assessment of houses and buildings; and the proper use of a compass with a scenario to report to their Command Center. The main objective of the field day was to test the communication abilities of members and their knowledge of the communication process used by CERT. Field teams communicated information by FSR radios or by Ham radio back to their Division Leaders, who then relayed that information to the Command Center. The Command Center had a copy of all the scenarios to check the accuracy of the reporting from the CERT members. It was “a very successful” training exercise according to CERT Secretary Yomar...

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