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Visit your doctor m not just any doctor. spend Volunteers play 'wounded' in disaster preparednes event With full-time physiCians and a family nurse practitioner dedicated to the island and its patients, we invite you to have an on-going relationship with a provider who knows you and your medical needs. Monte Mellon, MD Tracey Norton, DO Laura Ulibarri, MD CONVENIENT. ~ PROFESSIONAL COMPASSIONATE ......... Catalina Island Medical Center 24-Hour Emergency Care ~ -Radiolo6:~j, Laboratory & Physical Therapy ~-Skilled Nursing Facility (310) 51o-o7oo Provider appointments Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm Evening appointments also available (310) 510-0096 Island Medical Center I BY JUDY HIBSS What did YOU do last week- end? On October 24-26 a group of Avalon residents participated in more than 20 hours of Citizen Emergency Response Team train- ing. City of Long Beach Fire, LA County Sheriff and LA County Fire in conjunction with Catalina Island Medical Center Disaster Preparedness Coordinator Janet Seebert, RN presented train- ing exercises and a curriculum on emergency management and how to do the greatest good for the greatest number of people. Information on Disaster Preparedness, Fire Suppression, emergency medi- cal operations, search and res- cue, along with mock drills helped team members learn about hazard- Above, participants in last week's Community Emergency Response Team training program pose for a group picture. ous materials, disaster psychology, Right, Incredible Hulk dolls stand in for "vic- terrorism threats, team building tims of a mock disaster. Courtesy photos. and chain of command, assigned to triage "victims," Would you know what to do in "treat" wounded and transport the an emergency or large-scale disas- injured to shelter. Some local stu- ter? How can you and your family dents volunteered to be "walking prepare in advance to improve the wounded augmenting the army quality of your survival and to reduce damage from hazards? of about 40 'Incredible Hulk' dolls who served as the weekend's CERT Team members assist most accessible "victims." professional "first responders" Logistics, operations, planning with the basic skills that are and basic skills in first aid helped important to know in the event of CERT Team members learn to a natural or man-made disaster, function effectively as a stop- About 14 hours of classroom_ gap support system until "first time and six hours of realistic ~reslf~5~le.?s-andpro~,}~si6nalr~d- scenarios and training culminated and: seue pers iaffet" arrive. in a "mock disaster" at Avalon /A graduation ceremony with School on Sunday afternoon,certificates of completion were Team members arrived on scene presented to Avalon citizens: to learn there was a "bomb scare," Arlene Blake, Syria Bastida, a fire and multiple casualties. An "incident command" cen- ter was established, teams were Raquel Cinco, Richard Cinco, Randy-Dockery, Carol Dumont, Glen Gustafson. Judy Hibbs, Mary "Liz " Johnson, Tracy Matthews, Wade McDonald, Contact the Islander (310) 510-0500 or Scarrit, Janet Seebert, Jim Watson and Jayier Zaragoza. For infor- mation on additional training and Cyndee Mahan, Cindy Morris, opportunities to learn more about Tim Neville, Armida Ruth, Diane disaster preparedness please call Janet Seebert, CIMC's Disaster Preparedness Coordinator 310- 510-0700. Dear Avalon Residents, Please be aware that this Saturday, November &st, is ~e Catalina Island Tdathlon. In order to keep a~letes safe, some roads in Avalon will be Closed for a brief per od on Saturday mornin8. In addition, a parkinll ban will be in effect on CLARISSA between BEA(~ON and CRESCENT from 7am to 11am~ Please see below for details on ~eroad dosures. ' Road Clesum~ Pebbly Beach Road: From the Mole to WrilIley Rd. CLOSED from Sam to l&2Oam WriKley Roa~ From PebblyBeach Rd. to Clomente: CLOSED from 9am to ll]:2[lam Clemente: From Wdllley Rd. to Beaco~ CLOSED from 9arn to lO:20am Beacon. From Clemente to Clarissa: CLOSED from 9am to lO:20am Clarissa: From Beacon to Crescent : ONE LANE only. Pebbly Beach Road: Crescent to the Mole: ONE LANE only. The race schedule is as follows: Triethlon- start l_-kn e is 9arn. The swim portSon Of the Tri a~lon begi ns on the north side of Green Pier with the bike portion continuing on to Cres- cent Ave. Estim ated finish time is 12pm on Sumner Ave. W:e are sorry for any inconveni ence and we thank you for your under- standing, We appreciate your support of your Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce. For more information |ndUding maps andtirnes, please visit alinaislandtdathlon, corn Sincerely, Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce 310-510-1520 .se At... .s rts Catalin d Chamber of Commerce & V-~itors Bureau 6 i idriday:- bctobei31: 20;1~4 .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. T fi i~ cATA i~iN jl~ -i SLAN DI:R