scEVC News

Emergency Preparedness Fair April 25, Postponed

Our Emergency Preparedness Fair scheduled for Saturday, April 25th has been cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday September 19th, 9:00am – 3:00pm at the Hebo Fire Station.

September is National Preparedness Month so it seems appropriate to hold the fair in September!!!

More details to come!

Tsunami Zone Law Repealed

On June 25, 2019, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed HB 3309, a bill repealing the 25-year-old ban on new construction of public buildings, e.g. schools, hospitals, and fire and police stations, in the coastal areas subject to flooding by tsunamis. The repeal was fast-tracked through the legislature with the support of the legislators in the Oregon Coastal Caucus. To learn more about the repeal, visit the following links.

http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/oregon-legislature-turns-its-back-on-tsunamis-8966/

https://www.opb.org/radio/programs/thinkoutloud/segment/concussions-coffee-cups-bach-festival/?fbclid=IwAR1ahzVO8ATSnZco1X8_Jd7FbEgzcllq7wBM6l2PYdwa0KvjQ5yx2i6L138

https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2019/06/24/oregon-legislature-repeals-law-prohibiting-building-tsunami-zone/1449450001/

June 2019 Adventist Health Donation

THANK YOU, ADVENTIST HEALTH TILLAMOOK!

A special shout out to Adventist Health Tillamook for its $500 donation to our Emergency Volunteer Corps! This donation is in support of our emergency preparedness efforts. We look forward to working with Adventist Health in preparing our community for any natural disaster.

May is Wildfire Awareness Month

May is Wildfire Awareness Month. Check out Gordon’s McGraw’s Facebook Post…

MAY IS WILDFIRE AWARENESS MONTH

The governors of eleven western states have signed a proclamation recognizing May 2019 as Wildfire Awareness Month. The chief executives of Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, North and South Dakota encourage all citizens to “take steps to better prepare their home and communities for wildfires and work toward becoming a fire-adapted community.” These states, in partnership with federal, state and local fire prevention agencies and organizations, are working together to increase awareness of wildfires with programs,

2019 South County Emergency Preparedness Fair

The Emergency Preparedness Fair held at the Hebo Fire Station on April 13 th can be described in one word: SUCCESSFUL!!!!

Over 100 people attended with 24 individuals indicating an interest in CERT and 21 indicating an interest in being neighborhood captains. Fifteen volunteers (Barb Triplett, Kay Wyatt, Allan Jio, Gary Dunn, Bill Busch, Misty Wharton, Diane Wilkinson, Jeanette Miller, Kathy Oullette, Barry Simpson, Char Ludwig, Patty Albright, Dave Sears and Anita Robinson) plus Chief Oeder and 10 firefighters helped to set up, take down and staff tables and demonstrations

The organizations present were: PUD, Chaplains from the Sheriff’s Department,