ReadyNC app available free from NC Emergency Management

Found on NCEM website:

Are you ReadyNC? Here’s an App to Help.

North Carolina now has a mobile application that will help our residents and visitors prepare daily for everything from minor traffic emergencies to severe storms.

This all-in-one tool can provide the latest weather, traffic and hazard information and tells you what you need to know to be safe in all types of emergencies. The app is free and available (look for ReadyNC) in the AppStore for iphones and Google Play for Android devices.

Using this app does NOT replace calling 911. It is not intended to report emergencies to local officials, but it can be used to find life-saving information.

Some of the features include:

  • real-time traffic and weather information
  • critical information on how to be safe during different hazardous events
  • real-time information about opened shelters for evacuees (including addresses, capacity, directions and if the shelter is pet-friendly)
  • real-time updates on flood levels of major nearby creeks and rivers
  • phone numbers and links to all North Carolina power companies to report outages
  • basic instructions on how to develop emergency plans and what to put in your emergency supplies kit
  • real-time information on which counties have issued evacuation orders
  • contact numbers and links to websites for those who need help recovering from a disaster
  • direct links to the and websites and social media accounts

We never know when the next storm will threaten, but we do know that those who are prepared before will fare better. Use this app to get your family ready.

Be safe,

Mike Sprayberry

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CPR Class

Instructor: Kenny Hall

February 27, 2014 – 6:00 PM
Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd. SW. Lenoir, NC 28645, Third Floor Emergency Services Training Room. Someone will be at the front door to admit you to the building.

To register, call or email Kenneth Teague at Caldwell County Emergency Services.
Office: (828) 757-1419

Registration is required to get a head count because of the manikins that are available.

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ICS 200 Class Photos

In January Caldwell County Emergency Management office sponsored a training class for emergency responders and CERT volunteers. ICS 200 is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently during an incident or event within the Incident Command System (ICS).

ICS 200 class 1-23-2014 2 ICS 200 class 1-23-2014 Irv Kanode 2 ICS 200 class 1-23-2014 Kenneth Teague 2

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Free, Local HAM Radio Classes and $10 Licensing Tests

Foothills Community Workshop in Granite Falls will be holding Amateur Radio classes to prepare for the Technician License on Friday evenings:  March 7th, 14th, and 21st. The licensing test will be held at the same location on Saturday the 22nd.

These sessions provide the material to take the Ham Radio entry level (Technician) license exam. Topics include Rules and Regulations; Station Setup; Basic Electronics; Operation; Radio theory; and safety.

Each class starts at 6 pm, lasts two hours and costs $0.  No registration is required.

The exam costs $10.  Tests will be given for Technician, General, and Extra licenses and you do not have to have attended the class to take an exam.

Foothills Community Workshop is located in the old Shuford Mills Building in Granite Falls
Detailed directions can be found at the website below.

10 Falls Ave, Bldg 10B Suite 1
Granite Falls, NC 28630

More info: contact Michelle
828-754-5002(H) 828-729-4071(C)

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CERT Training Calendar Update

These training classes for CERT members have been confirmed. Please put them on your calendar. We will open registration closer to the date of each class. We want to thank our CERT partners, Bethel Colony and Smith Memorial United Methodist Church for hosting these events.

First Aid Training
Monday May 12, 2014, 6 PM.
Smith Memorial United Methodist Church, 426 NW Woodsway Lane, Lenoir NC

Disaster Triage
Saturday, June 21, 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Bethel Colony, 1675 Bethel Colony Road, Lenoir, NC

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