As a culture we have access to tremendous disaster preparedness tools. The mystery is why we have not realized the significant benefits of disaster preparedness in bringing neighborhoods and communities together to express our care and concern for one another. What stops us? What stops us from exercising our community leadership muscle? What would the benefit be to us if we assumed a leadership role in the cultural shift from dependency on others to self-sufficiency in the event of disasters?
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Host Info: Skip Jirrels has been involved with Sebastopol CERT since its inception in 2006. Along with basic CERT training in coordination with Sebastopol Fire Firefighters, we have also developed volunteer leadership roles in Shelter Management, Ham Radio Communications and Neighborhood Preparedness. Richard Ruge has worked in the field of disabilities since 1972. The organization he co-founded, DP4VP - Disaster Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations, promotes community