SAFER Newsletter - January 8, 2018
NEEDS, REQUESTS, DONATIONS
We can do no great things -- only small things with great love. --Mother Teresa
"You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give". -- Winston Churchill
NEEDS (last posting for those marked in red)
18 December 2016 No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop
- Deborah, in the Jay area needs roof repairs please call 675-0845 if you can help.
- Charles an elderly veteran in the Chumuckla are needs some branches removed from a tree near his home. If you can assist, please call 994-1681
- Joyce, a elderly woman in the Milton area, needs help with roof repairs. If you can assist please call 850- 255-4308
- Elderly disabled woman named Alvina in the Navarre area needs a dead tree removed from her yard. She also needs some trim repair to her house. If you can help, please contact her at 850-686-0562
- Elderly woman in Navarre needs help with roof repair, if you can assist please call Janet at 619-7827
- Disabled man in Gulf Breeze area needs tree removed from yard, if you can help please call 206-4944
- Slavica, a woman in the Jay area, needs help with a leaking roof. If you can assist please call her at 324-2967
- An elderly woman in Navarre needs help with the following: Garage door is broke, gate needs replaced, needs plumbing, needs electrical work. Call her daughter Laura at 251 303 9556 if you can help.
- An elderly man named Merther in East Milton has a Mobile home with a leaking roof, and his kitchen and living room needs new flooring. If you can assist please call 382-9326
- An elderly woman named Tina, in the Pace area lives in a mobile home that needs help with flooring, mold, termites, and electrical issues. If you can help contact her at 313-2372
- James, an 83 year old disabled man in the Harold area living in a mobile home has a leaking roof. If you can help him call 623-5498
- Wayne (elderly) and his wife (disabled) live in a mobile home with a leaking roof in the Milton area. Call 564-4019 if you can help.
- 74 year old disable woman in the Milton area named Joyce has a leaking roof. She can be reached at 313-3603 or through her granddaughter Natasha at email@example.com
- A woman named Tonya just got custody of her grandkids and needs help with furniture; beds and dressers, as well as living room furniture. She lives in the Milton area. If you can help please call her at 400-1607
- Carmella, an elderly widow in the Skyline area, needs a new hot water heater, if you can help, please call 426-7253 or 602-70-47
- John “Duggie” is a disabled veteran with a disabled wife in the Navarre area. Live in a trailor, need help with some renovations to get it ready for his wife who is returning from a nursing home. Call Dr Gschwind at 450-1071 if you want to help Duggie.
- Rick, in the Navarre area moved here with a wheelchair dependent son and needs help with a ramp. If you can assist him call 405-505-7012
SANTA ROSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Public Information Officer Sgt. Rich Aloy 850-983-1225 RAloy@srso.net
As you are aware this is a Teen Driver Program geared towards teenager driver education. We provide this driver education program to young Santa Rosa Citizens who just received their Basic Driver Education learners permit or have been driving for a short time. The skills learned at our Florida Sheriff’s Association sanctioned course is something that will last a lifetime. These are skills which go beyond basic driver training and education.
We just completed our first class, which successfully graduated 100% of the teens that participated. In order to provide a more effective and educational course, we are in need of a few items. Teen Challenge is funded by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of local donations. Per your request, here are some items which can make our program a bigger success.
- Barbara, an elderly disabled woman living in the Bagdad area needs help with the following; need exterior doors, cabinets (molded) – new roof., among other misc. things. If you can help her call 400-1958
- Multi-purpose vehicle (Golf Cart Type) for driver training with vision goggles.
- Small towable open trailer to transport course equipment
Again, thank you for your offer to help support this important program. Together, we can affect the lives of young drivers on our roadways.
SENIOR ACTIVITIES LIST 2017
The Milton Senior Advisory Council has been asked to provide a list of senior activities in Santa Rosa County. COA Sites 1-7: to receive a meal you must first register at the site number listed. Questions on activities should be directed toward the phone number listed for that site. Unless stated otherwise, all activities are FREE. Google directions: Click on the blue text; then click on DIRECTIONS;
If you are aware of other senior activities open to the public, please reply to this email.
- Canopy tents for shade and lunch areas.
Site 1- Christ United Methodist Church
SANTA ROSA BENEVOLENCE FUND
Santa Rosa County School District has identified over 550 homeless children since September. There are families with children living in tents and cars. Organizations and individuals can help our families by making a donation to the Santa Rosa Education Foundation. Funds collected will be used to pay for emergency hotel rooms, clothing, food, and other necessary resources. Make checks payable to Santa Rosa Education Foundation and mail to Dr. Karen Barber, Santa Rosa School District Director of Federal Programs, 5086 Canal St. Milton, FL 32570 For more information call: Dr. Karen Barber (850)983-5001 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die. - Eleanor Roosevelt
ALERT SANTA ROSA
Santa Rosa County Emergency Management is implementing a new county-wide emergency notification system. AlertSantaRosa provides everyone who lives and works in Santa Rosa County with the ability to receive emergency notifications and/or severe weather via:
Notification via smart phone app “Contact Bridge ”
Phone call (to business, home or cell phone)
We are strongly encouraging all Santa Rosa County employees to enroll in addition to being enrolled as an employee. This will allow you to receive notifications about emergencies that may affect your home, business, school, child care and more (you must be able to provide an address inside of Santa Rosa County). Simply visit www.alertsantarosa.com to register up to five street addresses within the county.
Text messages will be received from 893-61 or 878-44, and phone calls will generate from 1-850-983-5257. You may want to save these numbers as “Alert Notifications” in your contact list to make them more recognizable.
As a county employee you have already been registered for internal notifications through the information provided by Human Resources. These notifications can be routine or emergent in nature and will be sent out from your department or from Emergency Management.
For questions or more information, contact Kevin Sowell, 850-983-5355, or email alertSR@santarosa.fl.gov.
Be informed! Be prepared! – You choose when and how!
“If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you!”
NEW ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS VIDEOS
The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Infrastructure Protection is proud to announce that the Active Shooter Preparedness Program Team officially launched three new outstanding videos on the DHS website (https://www.dhs.gov/active-shooter-preparedness). These videos are embedded in each of the tabs within the website to ensure widest visibility. Below are descriptions of each.
· Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan: A great resource for individuals unable to attend an in-person workshop or those who would like a refresher. This 90 minute dynamic video describes the fundamental concepts of developing an emergency action plan for an active shooter scenario. It guides viewers through important considerations of a plan development by utilizing first-hand perspectives of survivors, first responders, and subject matter experts similar to the workshops.
· Action Shooter Emergency Action Plan Trailer: This one minute video provides a brief overview of the components of the Active Shooter Emergency Action Plan video.
· Options for Consideration: Replacing the previously available resource, this seven minute video demonstrates possible actions individuals can take if confronted with an active shooter; it provides updated information that includes considerations for individuals with disabilities and incorporation of technology into security practices.
Playing and Downloading Instructions:
1. If playing directly from the internet, please allow several minutes for the videos to buffer to your computer or device before playing for an audience.
2. To download the videos to your laptop or other drive.
1) Start the video
2) Right Click
3) Select “Save Video As”
4) Select file location
5) Click “Save”
6) At this point you can pause the video, do not pause prior to #5
7) Depending on your connection it can take up to an hour to download
8) Confirm video has downloaded and can play
9) If your download is interrupted
i. Click on “Download in progress”
ii. Click resume. It should pick up where it was interrupted.
5983 Dogwood St, Milton Fl 32570
850-983-4590, Meals: 9:00 to 12:00
Site 3- Chumuckla Community Center
2355 Hwy 182 West, Pace FL 32571
850-994-3795 , Meals:9:00 to 12:00
Site 4 - First United Methodist Church of Pace 4540 Chumuckla Hwy, Pace FL 32571
850-995-3795 Meals:9:00 to 12:00
Site 5- EH Pullum Senior Center
8476 Gordon Goodin Ln, Navarre Fl 32566
850-936-1644 Meals:9:00 to 12:00 Mon - Th
Site 6- Jay community Center
5259 Booker Ln, Jay FL 32565
850-675-0810 Meals:9:00 to 12:00
Site 7- Bagdad Community Center
6860 Pooley St, Bagdad FL 32530
850-983-4500 , 850-516-9367
Meals:9:00 to 12:00
Site 8- Santa Rosa Health & Rehab
5386 Broad St, Milton FL 32570, 623.4661
Site 9- Holly-Navarre Intermediate School
1936 School Road, Navarre FL 32566
Site 11- Guy Thompson Community Center
5629 Byrom St, Milton FL 32570, 983-5466
Site 12- Milton First Baptist
6797 Caroline St, Milton FL 32570, 623.3122
ACTIVE SHOOTER AWARENESS / SAFETY / RESPONSE VIDEOS
An Active Shooter incident can happen at any time and at any location throughout Florida.
In a effort to help Floridians' prepare for such an incident the Be Ready Florida team has assembled a comprehensive selection of informative Active Shooter Awareness / Safety / Response Videos.
These videos cover the following topics:
The no-cost resources are designed to provide faith and community leaders and employers resources to prepare for and mitigate against a natural or manmade emergency or disaster, including an active shooter incident.
Department of Homeland Security Active Shooter Preparedness Page
On this page:
Active Shooter Booklet
Active Shooter Pamphlet
Active Shooter Poster
Active Shooter Poster (Spanish)
Active Shooter Pocket Card
Active Shooter Pocket Card (Spanish)
Options for Consideration demonstrates possible actions to take if confronted with an active shooter scenario. The video also shows how to assist authorities once law enforcement enters the scene. You may also access the video on YouTube.
Here’s a link to a FEMA webpage with resources for faith and community leaders to assist with preparing for emergency situations. http://www.fema.gov/protecting-houses-worship
FBI Office of Partnerships Active Shooter Incidents Resource Page
Community Emergency Response Team Training (This is a great general preparedness opportunity for citizens that is offered by some County’s, usually through the County’s Emergency Management Agency)
FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute Independent Study Course List (FREE ONLINE TRAINING COURSES)
Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships, U.S. Department of Justice
A Center of the White House Office of Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
Active Shooter Preparedness Resources
o IS-907: Active Shooter: What You Can Do
o IS-360: Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and Houses of Worship
o IS-906: Workplace Security Awareness Course
o IS-914: Surveillance Awareness: What You Can Do
o IS-366: Planning for the needs of children in disasters
o IS-909 - Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH VIDEO LINKS ON YOUTUBE
Preparedness for Persons who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing with ASL
English – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbN2tw-OR-U
English with ASL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g8K11klm6I
SAFE COMMUNITY LOGO
The following is from the National Safety Council:
For each of our communities, we develop a personalized logo. Attached is the logo, with your community name, to be used widely by your coalition. Below are a few recommendations on how you can use the logo, but this is not an exhaustive list. Be creative and use this logo in ways to that will benefit your work and show off your community.
- Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video
What we ask from you is to share with us, how you will or have used the logo. There will be some time during our networking conference in September, to share. And, please encourage all your coalition members and city/town representatives to use this logo as well. You are all part of this network and we hope this logo will help you display your accomplishments.
For copies contact Daniel at Danielh@santarosa.fl.gov
VETERAN CRISIS HOTLINE INFORMATION
1-800-273-8255 and press 1
VeterensCrisisLine.net/Chat for online chat
Or text 838255 to receive support
HOMELESS RESOURCES FOR VETERANS
The links below contain helpful information and often funding opportunities for those of you that serve veterans. Important Links
VA National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
VA Center on Homelessness Among Veterans
DOL Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness Veterans Page
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Military Families Pages
John Johnson, Executive Director, EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless, Inc. 850.439.3009
This web page is an awesome way to incrementally get your family and business ready for any disaster.
SAFER Santa Rosa is on Twitter.
SAFER is on Facebook, find us, and become our friend ;-) We are up to 3001 people! Invite friends. Let’s keep growing this communications venue. Invite other Santa Rosans to participate. Invite your Santa Rosa friends to join you on the SAFER Facebook page.
Use of barricades policy: Free to parades and other events in Santa Rosa County that are sponsored by a chambers or government entities (Christmas parades, Mardi Gras, 4th of July etc…) or non profits, that are hosting events that are free and open to the public. The user is responsible for transportation of barricades, AND banners advertizing sponsors MUST be put on barricades. Others wanting to use the barricades must provide transportation and rent barricades at a cost of $5 per barricade. Additional fees may be applicable if barricades are not returned within 7 days of pick up/delivery. Barricades will cost $8 each if delivery is required. Average rental price for barricades is $9-$13 each through other vendors. SAFER barricades are a bargain.
There is no better exercise for your heart, than reaching down and helping to lift someone up. - Bernard Meltzer
Homeowners Guide to Lightning Safety
- Website, social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter).
- Community communications – emails, email signatures, letterhead, envelope/return addresses, newsletters, event promotion or communication, etc.
- Street signs, road signs, community welcome signs, banners.
- Promotional materials – t-shirts, pens, calendars, stickers.
Preparing for Disasters in Your Home: What to Buy, What to Skip
Emergency Preparedness and Pets
Important Legal Documents for Disaster Preparedness
Emergency Preparedness for Seniors
How to Organize and Prepare for Disasters
NEW ONLINE COURSE: RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL LITERACY AND COMPETENCY IN DISASTER
FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute is offering a new self-paced, independent study course 505, Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster. This course explores how religious and cultural communities are engaged during disasters, how religious and cultural diversity and practice is protected by law, and how religious and cultural diversity can strengthen emergency management capabilities. It provides emergency management professionals and faith and community leaders active in disaster with literacy and competency tools to engage religious and cultural groups both pre- and post-disaster. The course also includes 14 downloadable tip sheets that highlight engagement best practices and guidelines for partnering with diverse religious communities.
The course is open to the general public and was developed to support partnerships between the first responders and faith-based and community organizations to more effectively serve disaster survivors in their time of need.
The url to the course can be found here: https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-505
ANNOUNCING FEMA'S NEW PROTECTING HOUSES OF WORSHIP WEBPAGE
Recent and tragic events have heightened our awareness that houses of worship are not immune from disasters and emergencies. Faith leaders representing many traditions are concerned for the safety of their congregants as they gather to observe their traditions. We are also concerned.
In addition to partnering with your local first responders and emergency managers, please feel welcome to use the resources on our web page. The information, there, provides specific and actionable steps you can take today. These resources can help you prepare your house of worship for disasters and emergencies, and implement practices that will mitigate their damage. This includes an active shooter event. There is, of course, no way to guarantee complete safety. But there are ways to decrease risks and increase safety.
This new web page complements ongoing efforts to encourage partnership between faith leaders and local first responders via the “Guide for Developing High Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship”. Available since 2013, this guide is designed to be scalable for use by small to large-sized houses of worship in order to help navigate the planning process for emergencies. The guide is also available at the same web page, fema.gov/protecting-houses-worship.
I encourage you to take advantage of these resources. If you do not find what you are looking for, or if you have questions about the information contained within the various links, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com.
FREE ONLINE TRAINING
Emergency Operations Planning Resources:
Active Shooter Preparedness Resources:
Free online independent study courses for everyone:
All hazard preparedness resources:
JUST IN TIME DISASTER TRAINING LIBRARY - SHELTER OPERATIONS SECTION
The Shelter Operations Section of the Just In Time Disaster Training Library has been up-dated.
The section now contains training videos on the following subjects:
BUILDING RESILIENT COMMUNITIES: AN ONLINE TRAINING
The RAND Corporation developed a free emergency preparedness online training outlining how organizations and communities can better prepare for emergencies and strengthen their resilience. Resilience means:
The training is intended for a diverse range of organizations, including businesses; faith-based organizations; hospitals, health clinics, and other health agencies; mental health providers; schools and universities; civic and volunteer groups; first responders; local government agencies; public health departments; and nonprofit agencies.
NEWS (blue is new)
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. --Margaret Mead
FloodSmart Community Resources
- mitigating and withstanding the stress of manmade and natural disasters.
- recovering in a way that restores normal functioning.
- applying lessons learned from past responses to better withstand future incidents.
Red Cross Disaster Safety Checklist
How to Protect Your Home From Flood Damage
Emergency Planning - Protect Your Pet
How to Avoid Flood Damaged Cars
STEM Challenge for Kids - Building Flood Resistant Homes