Sunday, September 30, 2012

CERT volunteers needed for the following great events:

Oct 20th—CERT Outreach at All Saints Episcopal Church Bazaar Hours: 9-3 at 3421 Franconia Rd. Alexandria.

For those of you not already helping at the final drill at Lorton, here is a great opportunity for you to volunteer and sleep a little later.

If you are interested in supporting outreach at the Bazaar, please respond to


Oct 13--- Fire Station Open House(s) annual event

In an effort to prevent home fires before they start, the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department will host Fire Prevention Week Open House, Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. stations throughout the county.

The theme for 2012 is "Have Two Ways Out!" It serves to remind us all of the simple actions we can take to stay safe from fire year round. Every firehouse will host activities, provide tours, and have available fire prevention educational materials.

CERT will be participating at multiple stations. Here is your change to sign up and volunteer at a station in or near your community. Meet your neighbors; get to know the Fire and Rescue folks at your local station, eat FD food! Spread the word about what CERT is all about. We would like to have our stations fully staffed so that we could do CERT demonstrations and help with safety at some of the attractions at the stations. We will need you to be at the station at 0930 to set up except for FS22, that’s at 0730. Please, respond to and

The stations we are participating at are:

McLean 01

Vienna 02

Burke 14

Centreville 17

Fair Oaks 21

Greater Springfield 22----would like us to be there at 0730

Additionally, we are asking for volunteers to help with logistics for the event. Be part of the Setup Strike Team! You would only be responsible for assisting with logistical support for this event. This would involve conveying outreach materials to/ from the Fire Academy / Fire Station. Many outreach volunteers can support time at the event but do not have the car space for the displays. Some volunteers might only have a spare hour and cannot stay all day for Saturday’s event. This is an experiment to see how spreading the tasks out could help us all.