Pre-Registration Has CLOSED
for the 2017 Campbell County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training!
The response has been overwhelming this year...we have 30+ students pre-registered, our largest of the 7 CERT Classes ever offered in Campbell County.
If you missed out, we're sorry.
But, put it on your calendar for next January.
We hold the classes every Tuesday night during the months of February and March.
Campbell County uses the CodeRed Community Notification System to let you know about important or critical information
There are TWO Parts to it and you may want to sign up for both
The Community Notification Enrollment is our large database of all phone numbers in the county.
This is the part we tested on October 5th by calling every number
And, this is the part we use to draw a box on a map and it then calls all phone numbers inside that box.
To be certain your number(s) and address are correct, please go to this CodeRED link (click here) to ensure your number and address information in the system are correct.
DON'T HAVE A COMPUTER?
CCEMA will help you get your information put in correctly. Call us at the office during business hours (8-5, M-F) and we'll handle the computer part.
ONLY HAVE CELL PHONES?
If you only use cell phones and no longer have “wired” phone service, you AREN’T in our database and will have to use the link add your information.
Want more information? https://www.ccgov.net/1299/CodeRED-Notification-System
The Community Group Enrollment is another part of the CodeRED System used by Campbell County Emergency Management to send out Advisories to people who sign up to receive them.
You MUST sign up for these advisories separately from the Community Notification Enrollment and you do it at a different registration link. (click here)
Most of the time, these are sent out as text messages and emails.
General Advisories…something out of the ordinary that CCEMA thinks you should know about right away.
Weather Advisories…important changes in the weather (Including Severe Weather Watches/Warnings)
Facility Closures…Used by the county to notify its employees (and anyone else that wants to know) about unscheduled facility closures
Red Flag Warnings…When the Weather Service issues Red Flag Warnings, we send out that information to those that have signed up for it.
Special Event Messages…used for special conventions, events or activities in our community. Locals and visitors can sign up for targeted messages about weather, etc. that might impact the event.
More information about this is available here. https://www.ccgov.net/622/Emergency-Management-Agency-Advisories
CCEMA Weather Stations
Campbell County Emergency Management has four weather stations which you can now access on the Internet!
And, the internet access from each site is being provided by the Campbell County Fire Department, so we are grateful for their cooperation in this project!
The CCEMA-Union Chapel Weather Station is located at Fire Station 11 in Sleepy Hollow Subdivision. You can access it HERE
The CCEMA-Rozet Weather Station is located at Fire Station 12 in Rozet. You can access it HERE
The CCEMA-CamPlex Weather Station is located at Fire Station 7 on the west side of CamPlex. You can access it HERE
The CCEMA-Wright Weather Station is located at Fire Station 9 in Wright. You can access it HERE
By clicking on the links at the top right of each of those pages, you can see the Summary Data, Weather Station Locations, etc.
Despite the name...we don't "manage" emergencies. Instead, we coordinate between the various levels of government, agencies, businesses and the public.
Emergency: "Something beyond your ability to manage...you need additoinal help or resources. Commonly involves danger to life, property or the environment."
Management: "The act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives. Includes planning, organizing, staffing, leading or directing and coordinating an organization or effort to accomplish a goal."
Our focus is on Planning, Preparedness, supporting and coordinating during Response, Recovery and Mitigation.
Planning is when we're working on helping to figure out what should be done and how to do it.
Preparedness is when we're working to be ready to respond in accordance to the plans that have been developed for emergencies and disasters. This includes training, equipping and practicing.
Response is the smallest segment of the entire cycle...this is red lights and sirens time...and we work to support and coordinate with those agencies, businesses and citizens that are involved in dealing with the emergency.
Recovery is the largest component of the entire cycle and takes the most time, money and effort. This is when we're all working together to bring life back to what will be the new "normal."
Mitigation is either the last or the first part of the cycle. This is where we take steps to reduce the impact and effects on life, property and the environment when emergencies or disasters occur. Think of it as putting on your seatbelt when you get into a vehicle. You aren't planning on having an accident...but by wearing your belt, you lessen the chances of serious injury or death if one occurs. Mitigation are the steps we can take to either keep bad things from happening, or if and when they do, they don't have as much impact or do as much damage. If the bridge washed out, do we want to put it back exactly the same size as last time or do we want to make the opening bigger and higher? If the building fell down, lets make it stronger and better.
Government will never be able to do it all. A strong, prepared community must have involved and trained citizens and it's the businesses and private sector that has the resources (people, equipment, skills and knowledge) that we'll need in times of crisis..
Emergency Management "coordinates." We work as a liaison, a go-between, for the public and for the various agencies. If there are training or preparedness needs, we may be able to help.