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The Peninsula Point Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) was recently awarded the Newport Beach Fire Department’s CERT Neighborhood of the Year for better preparing our neighborhood for any unexpected emergencies. In addition, Kathie Malcomb, a member of the CERT committee was awarded the Spirit of CERT for epitomizing the spirit of the Newport Beach CERT program in general.

Please see below an article about the CERT from our latest Compass Newsletter:

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM

(L/R) Elaine Linhoff, Kathie Malcomb and Roberta Schmidt Accept Donation of Defibrillator from Ken Drellishak

The Peninsula Point CERT disaster program was developed to assist in the safety of the residents in the event of a major disaster – realizing that emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately. The committee has held several fund raising events, such as assembling personal emergency kits for sale to residents, etc. Funds from these events were for purchase of emergency supplies for the two supply cabinets that can be utilized in the event of a major disaster. Additionally, the committee donated $5,000.00 to the Foundation for funding of security initiatives.

The Newport Beach Fire Department provides free CERT training for Newport Beach residents. To apply for the program go to the Newport Beach CERT Better Impact Volunteer Management System. Enter your information, sign the liability form and code of conduct, and apply for the CERT program.

If you would like more information on the disaster program for the Peninsula Point, or to volunteer to assist, please contact Kathie Malcomb, 949-887-1704 or kathie110@gmail.com

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