Success!

We are so pleased! Thank you everyone, who participated in the mini-drill!

Here’s a very small and quick sampling of the “green things” in the windows in our neighborhood.

A report from Mishaa is on its way.

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Disaster Mini-Drill + Ice Cream on 8/7

 

Please join the Halcyon Neighborhood Community Emergency Response Team in an emergency preparedness drill!

At 6:20 PM and at 7:00 PM on August 7, the evening of National Night Out, a CERT volunteer will drive through the neighborhood honking a car horn to signal the start of the drill.

When you hear the horn, hang a green sign in a front window (you can use this flyer) so CERT knows you are OK and walk to Halcyon Commons. Check in with the CERT table at the Commons and then enjoy meeting neighbors and eating ice cream.

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And for now, consider doing one small thing to improve your readiness to survive a disaster. For example, make sure you have good shoes and a working flashlight beside your bed.

 

Steps to take in an actual disaster ——————–

  • Take care of yourself and your family (including pets). Administer first aid if needed.
  • Check your gas. Turn off ONLY if there is a fire or if you hear, see (spinning dial) or smell a leak.
  • Tune radio to emergency frequencies (1610 kHz) to get information and instructions.
  • Don protective equipment (sturdy shoes, helmets if available, comfortable clothing, and clothing to protect against weather as necessary).
  • Hang this sign (or any green paper or cloth) in a highly visible from the street location. If Search & Rescue teams do not see this or other GREEN sign, they will come check on your safety.
  • Take water, essential medications, and your Go Kit and proceed to Halcyon Commons Park (Halcyon Court at Prince Street).

 

Surviving A Mass Casualty Incident & Helping The Wounded Part II Featured on Berkleyside Video

Berkleyside video article on Halcyon CERT class – Surviving An Active Shooter And Helping The Wounded – Part II

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Click above for Berkeleyside article

Video Here

 

More class pictures coming soon!!!

 

 

 

 

4/21/18 Surviving A Mass Casualty Incident & Helping The Wounded, Part I – Report

Summary, notes and photos of the first of two classes on surviving on active shooter and helping the wounded.

The morning was in two parts. First, an incredible, and sadly relevant, class in surviving a mass casualty attack taught by Sgt. Spencer Fomby, leader of Berkeley Police Department’s national award-winning Immediate Action Rapid Deployment Team (informally known as SWAT). Then a review of Stop The Bleed, Controlling Life-Threatening Bleeding With Tourniquets and Pressure Bandages, taught by Berkeley CERT’s own Shawn Connors, Bill Springer, Barber Morita and Carrie Dovzak.

You missed it? Oh No!!!

While there is absolutely no substitute for having attended, we can get you partially up to speed.

CERT member Grace Harwood took an awesome set of notes on Sgt. Fomby’s class. Check’m out:  Notes – Survive an Active Shooter Lecture 4-21-18.

And for the Stop The Bleed section, here’s a summary…

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And for atmosphere… some pics!

 

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3/10/2018 Veggie Sushi Class Fundraiser Report

Hello everyone. This is Mieko, the instructor for the sushi class reporting. I think we can call this attempt a success. Actually, a great success.

Mandy and I raised about 500 dollars, which will go straight to Halcyon Neighborhood Association then come to CERT, where it will fund overhead (such as printing), program costs and giveaways, like last year’s trauma kits and gas shut-off wrenches.

For those of you that bought the tickets and came, thank you very, very much. Great students make great classes. We had such a good vibe going.

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I had fun. Guessing from the way the food on the table vanished at the end of the class, people liked it, too.

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That’s the sample we looked at and tasted in the beginning.
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How did we live without smart phones?
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End Result.
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Just before the start of eating and chatting.

Having spent a ton of time stabilizing the recipe, figuring out the curriculum, and enjoying the class reaction I would love to teach the class again. Whether I will be able to or not will depend largely on community interest. f you know someone who’d like to learn to make veggie sushi, please contact me kirinobake@gmail.com, or Halcyon CERT hnacert@gmail.com.

Yey home cooking!

 

Upcoming Class: Surviving A Mass Casualty Incident and Helping The Wounded

The HNA Community Emergency Response Team is thrilled to announce that it has joined with the Berkeley Police Department to offer a pilot, two-part class on surviving an active shooter incident and helping the wounded. The class is called Surviving A Mass Casualty Incident and Helping The Wounded: How to Get Through The First 20 Minutes of An Active Shooting and will be held in two parts, classroom and labratory.
Please click below to reserve your space. Students must be 18 years or older.

This session will consist of instruction from the Berkley Police Department followed by a  hands-on practice session in severe bleeding control taught by Berkeley CERT instructor Shawn Connors and three other trainers. All materials will be provided.

You must have taken the classroom to participate in the lab.

Location for both Classroom and Lab are TBD.
If you have already reserve a space direclty via email with HNA CERT please do not use the above to reserve. Your place is safe.
Please also reach out to us if you are interested in learning more about HNA CERT. We are actively recruiting and would love to have you, no experience required. HNACERT@gmail.com
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Sat 3/10 Veggie Sushi Class Fundraiser!

Mieko promised a veggie sushi fundraiser during the Progressive Potluck. The dish was very popular that night and disappeared into happy bellies quickly.

So… here it is!

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Sat, March 10, 2018
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
$50 per person. Proceeds go to HNA CERT.

Tickets available at Eventbrite, get yours now!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vegetarian-sushi-cooking-class-fundraiser-tickets-42516618350

Class size is limited – only 10 seats available! If this event sells out, you can add your name to the waitlist. If a spot opens up you will be contacted by email with purchasing instructions. If there are many people on the waitlist, we will find another date to offer the same class.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit the Halycon Neighborhood Association Community Emergency Response Team (HNA CERT).