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July 31, 2017

SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY CERT AND GLOBE HIGH SCHOOL TEAM UP TO CREATE SOUTHERN GILA TEEN CERT PROGRAM.

Globe (Arizona) High School, Gila County OEM, Southern Gila CERT and USAEBN Community Readiness are teaming up to create a TEEN Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program to be offered to the Globe High School freshmen class in the 2017-2018 school year. 

The program leader, Major (Ret) Sal Fiorella, states that he wanted to expose the children to careers in the local community, available after high school. These careers will include Law Enforcement, Paramedics, Firefighting, Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  “This program is going to be AWSOME…” states Major Fiorella.

The student will be trained in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommended course outline, which includes Disaster Preparedness, Fire Extinguisher use, light search and rescue, field medical triage and Incident Command System (ICS).

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Yesterday all aerial resources had to be grounded after a civilian drone was spotted near the fire.  This directly impacted suppression efforts. If you fly, we can’t. It is illegal to interfere with the efforts of firefighters to extinguish a fire. Every time a drone is spotted anywhere within the Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) area, all aircraft have to land until we can be sure the drone is clear of this area.

 

As this wildfire enters its third week, some of the residents of Globe and Miami, are beginning to wonder when this fire will come to its conclusion. As A community we must come together and do our part in assisting the wildfire crews. Flying drones in a flight restricted area is not only illegal but it hinders operations, which in turn keeps the fire burning.

 

PLEASE DO YOUR PART, DO NOT FLY DRONES IN A FAA FLIGHT RESTRICTED ZONE!

 

There will be a Community Meeting Tonight at 5:00 p.m. at the High Desert Middle School, 4000 High Desert Dr. Globe, AZ.

We plan to try to livestream the meeting on https://www.facebook.com/US-Forest-Service-Tonto-National-Forest-243703969383690/. American Sign Language (ASL) services and captioning will be provided.

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