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Phil Ettinger

 Message From Phil


Good afternoon,

It's been a while since my last "Message From Phil", I hope you haven't missed me too much.

Today's message is a re-hash of several other messages that I have written and concerns itself with the importance of maintaining our readiness for the possibility of a major emergency.

We are entering another hurricane season and the feelings of complacency are very easy to get trapped into. Just because we have not had a major hurricane in a number of years is no reason to assume that this year won't be any different. We are due for a hit.

This brings me to the jist of today's message. I feel that too many of us have fallen into the complacency pit. We don't seem to feel that it is necessary to hone the skills that we were taught when we went through our CERT training.

I have notified our entire CERT group every time a training is offered and only a few felt that it was necessary to take advantage of them.

We will be having a hands on first aid training at Boca West on Thursday, August 11, from 3:00 to 4:30 pm., only one and a half hours out of your life, at the usual place (2400 Bridgewood Drive).  The instructor is scheduled to be Tony Cortese, who taught the CPR class here last month. Please let me know if you want to aintend.

As it stands now, only three other CERT members have told me that they will be there.

These trainings can save a life, please take advantage of them.

REMEMBER: If your life were in jeopardy, would you want YOU to be the first on the scene?

Would YOU know what to do?

That's it for now,

Phil Ettinger: Team Leader