Emergency Teams Prep for Earthquake

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — This weekend community response teams in Jackson County are gearing up for an earthquake set to rattle our region sometime in the future. On Saturday, volunteers met with other emergency responders from across the region to practice disaster drills as part of the Jackson County Fault Assault 2014. Community emergency response … Continue reading »

Emergency Teams Hold Mock Earthquake

ASHLAND, Ore. – The scene is like that of a disaster movie. Every detail of an earthquake scenario has been recreated, down to the gruesome injuries and panicked victims, as volunteers scramble from one cry of help to another. The training is a test of problem solving skills and resolve for the newest class of … Continue reading »

Ashland Business Gets Emergency Award

ASHLAND, Ore. — An Ashland business is being recognized for its efforts to prepare for an earthquake or other natural disaster. Standing Stone Brewing Company received an “emergency prepared business” designation by Ashland Fire and Rescue. It is the first Ashland business to receive the honor. Employees at the brewery took part in classes that … Continue reading »

CERT Training for Local Businesses

ASHLAND, Ore. – On Thursday, a national emergency report card reveals the state of Oregon is not making the grade in preparedness. The city of Ashland is trying to do its part is getting Rogue Valley residents ready, including local businesses like Standing Stone Brewing Company. This week the Ashland Fire & Rescue and Ashland … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Fire Disaster

ASHLAND, Ore. – As wildfire season approaches, Ashland emergency volunteers are training in how to respond. Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and members of the public took part in an advanced course with fire and medical officials today. As community members prepare for disaster, fire officials say it couldn’t come at a better time. “We’re … Continue reading »

CERT Trains for Disaster

ASHLAND, Ore. — Crews in Ashland spent their day learning how to save people in a disaster. The Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, held a disaster simulation at the Ashland Public Works yard. Team members practiced how to find patients in an emergency, how to apply first aid, and how to extinguish a fire. … Continue reading »

Emergency Training In Ashland

ASHLAND, Ore. — On Wednesday morning, the city of Ashland held an annual training session for emergency situations. CERT volunteers are spread out in teams in Ashland and reporting what they find back to a central location where city officials then decide what the next best step would be for handling the emergency situation. It’s … Continue reading »

Free Pizza For CERT Sign-Ups

ASHLAND, Ore. — On Monday, Ashland’s Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is offering freebies to anyone signing up for the Citizen Alert System. The organization wants local residents to be informed and prepared for an emergency. To sweeten the deal, they are giving away free pizza to anyone who signs up Monday afternoon at … Continue reading »