The Charbonneau Villager Newspaper 2020_Jan issue Villager newspaper - Page 15

THE CHARBONNEAU VILLAGER 15 January 2020 CERT ■ From Page 14 together as a community after disas- ters. Helping others is one thing that makes us human. If we can plan now for some of the worst-case scenarios, we will be able to handle the little stuff easi- ly. Charbonneau is already more coordi- nated than many neighborhoods.” Some CERT participants take the training just to know more about how to help their family and neighbors. Many take an additional online course from FEMA and hands-on training to become CERT volunteers who will be ready to deploy to other communities in case of a local disaster. For anyone from Charbonneau who was not able to attend the November course, the next opportunity for train- ing will be in January in Aurora. The next Basic CERT Course will be taught at the Aurora Fire Station on two consecutive weekends: Friday, Jan. 10 from 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., then on Friday, Jan. 17, from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Emergency Preparedness com- mittee encourages residents to take ad- vantage of opportunities like Basic CERT to improve the resilience of our community during an emergency. Hav- ing trained CERT volunteers through- out the Charbonneau neighborhoods adds another layer of preparation to our community’s emergency plans. Please contact Greg Leo or Rachel Leo at to reserve a spot in the January Basic CERT training prior to Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. What is covered in the Basic CERT Course? The 22 hours of basic training cov- ers nine units that include both class- room and hands-on training in the fol- lowing areas: ■ Disaster Preparedness: Overview of hazards specific to this community. Learn actions that participants and their families take before, during and after a disaster as well as an overview of CERT and local laws governing volunteers. ■ Fire Suppression: Learn about fire chemistry, hazardous materials, fire hazards and fire suppression strategies. The main thrust of this ses- sion is the safe use of fire extinguish- ers, controlling utilities and extin- guishing a small fire. ■ Medical Operations Part 1: Prac- tice diagnosing and treating airway obstruction, bleeding and shock by us- ing simple triage and rapid treatment techniques. ■ Medical Operations Part 2: Learn how to evaluating patients by doing a head to toe assessment, establishing a medical treatment area and perform- ing first aid. ■ Light Search and Rescue Opera- tions: Learn about search and rescue planning, size-up, search techniques, rescue techniques and rescuer safety. ■ Psychology and Team Organiza- tion: Understand the signs and symp- toms that might be experienced by di- saster victim and workers, and learn about CERT organization and man- agement More about CERT The CERT concept was developed by the Los Angeles Fire Department in 1985, and showed its utility in the 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake when the ability of civilians to meet their immediate needs proved to be key to resilience during and after a disaster. The course is sponsored nationally by FEMA and enables civilians to collaborate seamlessly with FEMA personnel and other emergency responders. Register for Basic CERT The course is free and materi- als for the class are included. Basic CERT includes 22 hours of training and will be conducted on these two consecutive weekends: Fri, Jan 10 - 6-9 p.m. Sat, Jan 11 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri, Jan 17 - 6-9 p.m. Sat, Jan 18 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Aurora Fire Station, Training Room 21390 Main Street NE, Aurora "How's the Market?" Charbonneau SOLDS Last 30 Days Total: 6 Sold Average SQFT: Median SQFT: Average List: Median List: Average Sold: 1,756 1,848 $409,983 $430,000 $402,917 If you’re considering a change in your life that involves new housing, I’ll be glad to help. High Sale: $557,500 Low Sale: $250,000 Median Sold: Average L$/SQFT: Average S$/SQFT: $427,500 $233 $229 31960 SW Charbonneau Drive, Suite 105 • Panel Changes • Hot tubs • Remodels • Generators • Lighting Additions 503-780-6207 “Single Source Electrical Solutions” 17937 SW McEwan RD Ste 200A Tualatin, OR E-mail: offi Merged with Lighthouse Electric and continuing with their same great service. 503-582-9600 CCC Board Application Process Now Open Homeowners interested in serving on the Charbonneau Country Club (CCC) Board of Directors should submit a letter of interest and qualifications to the CCC Office between January 1 and February 29, 2020. The CCC Nominating Committee will meet with applicants in early March. Board director terms are for three years. Voting takes place in May and new board members are announced at the annual meeting in mid-May. Informational packets are available at the CCC office. For more information, email or call 503-694-2300 .