WELCOME to the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay website
Manzanita, Neah-kah-nie, Bayside Gardens, Nehalem, Wheeler, and surrounding areas have joined together to provide our residents and visitors with the necessary tools and information to be prepared in the event of an emergency here on the Oregon coast. The Emergency Volunteer Corp of Nehalem Bay coordinates emergency preparedness and response between Map Your Neighborhood, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Amateur Radio Communication, and the American Red Cross in the greater Nehalem Bay area.
For more information contact Linda Kozlowski.
Visit our blog (web log) for latest emergency information, news and informative articles.
Preparation is your best protection!
When disaster strikes, being prepared is your best defense! In our Coastal community, the chances are great that we will be cut off from outside help during a disaster. It is imperative that individuals, families, neighborhoods, businesses and the community be prepared to survive without outside help for anywhere from three days to two weeks.
BE PREPARED: Visit this website and learn how to become better prepared. Educate yourself to the different disasters (like storms and tsunamis) which can occur in our area. Find out how to assemble a Go-Bag, Shelter in Place Kit and Pet Emergency Supplies.
We welcome you to join the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay. Volunteering for Emergency Preparedness is a great way to educate yourself, meet neighbors and prepare your community for surviving a disaster. Emergency Training is a vital part of our program. Learn how you can become a Neighborhood Captain with Map your neighborhood, a CERT responder, an Amateur Radio Operator, or an American Red Cross Volunteer. Each of these activities compliment one another under the organization of the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay. Please view our calendar for the next training opportunity available in the greater Nehalem Bay area.
When you are involved, please use these for
- (1) EVCNB Receipt and Expenditure Form reporting of donations or in-kind contributions and
- (2) EVCNB Volunteer Time Form spent to help us all prepare.
EVCNB also has information for 1st Responders and those leadership profession and volunteers that will have responsibility during an emergency. We do have a plan!
Please browse the pages here, and join in the fun. We will all rest easier knowing we are all prepared – individually and as a community – to turn a diaster into a manageable event.
VOLUNTEERS! Please log your volunteer hours here.
Incident and Command Training:
There are several levels of training that help you – and our community – prepare today to handle a disaster tomorrow.
This FEMA website lists all the courses; click on each link to read about each course, download the materials, and take the test. NIMS (National Incident Management System) provides these ICS courses (Incident Command), which we use in this area – and so do local police, fire and others who will be involved in a disaster. We recommend you take these courses in this order: ICS 700 first, then 100, then 200, then the rest of the 700 series (701 thru 703). All of these are online courses, with self-study as you wish, and exams taken on the honor system. Courses 300 and 400 are only taken in a live class, and most of our volunteers will be served well by taking the 100, 200, 700 series. When you have taken and passed each class, send this information to Judy J, so we know who is trained, at what levels; and accurately make our periodic reports.
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