Help others in our community get to know you. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, your training, your interests, or anything else you would like to share.
I'm Carolyn From CERT-Los Angeles. I see most of you are on the Maryland area. I'd like to know what you guys are up to on the East Coast. CERT-LA has a pretty extensive website that keeps us posted of events in our area.
Carolyn - on our site, we have CERT members, fire fighters, law enforcement, scout leaders, and anyone else who has an interest in preparedness. Also: props to Texas. They seem to be slowly catching up to Maryland numbers. ;)
I checked out your Web site. Nice work!
Thanks Dave, CERT-LA's website provides lots of info on preparedness in addition to CERT specific info. However, I cannot take the credit for creating it. I just make very good use of it.
I'm Rob Hopkins.
I'm the kind of person who can't walk away from a starving critter, or a hungry child, or anybody I can help. A lot of Emergency Medicine training, plus a hobby of tracking all my life, plus a lot of woodsrunning. Degree in Technical Communication, wrote books for a while, now I'm helping people prepare for stuff that happens. I'm currently building rainwater catchment systems for people, I'm finishing an 800 gallon barrel system for irrigation for one house. I grow a lot of our food, I'm working on the SAR training, at which I have some personal experience in Tennessee. I work out, run, and bicycle a lot also. Sierra Club outings leader.
I am a CERT team captain in the Crescenta Valley in So. CA. I am CERT 2 trained, well equipped, very prepared. I keep a trash can outside my back door, with water, food, shoes, clothes, a portable tv, potty, papers, 1st aid kit...I keep tools just inside of my garage and camping stuff in a storage area. I have a pool for water, a propane bbq, and a portable fire place. I need a power converter for emerg. power, fire extinguishers...there is never enough.