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

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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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