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Community Alert 2012


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December 25, 2012
Replay of Chief Herb McElwee, Montecito Fire Protection District December 2nd 2008 show.

December 18, 2012
Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health Dr. Polly Baldwin and Susan Klein-Rothschild talk about diabetes and its impact on public health.

December 11, 2012
Captain Charlie Johnson (Santa Barbara County Fire Retired) joins Ted and Mike in a tribute to Chief Herb McElwee.

December 4, 2012
Recently appointed Los Padres District Ranger John “Pancho” Smith joins Community Alert Tuesday with USFS PIO Andrew Madsen to talk about the forest and events for 2013.

November 27, 2012
Ted and Mike review current events including SRA fees and non-profit management issues.

November 20, 2012
Idyllwild Fire Protection District Chief Patrick Weitz talks about their low-power radio station and local Firesafe Council projects. Website

November 13, 2012
Deputy Health Officer Dr. Toman and Assistant Deputy Director Susan Kline-Rothschild talk about communicable disease, including H1N1 flu and tuberculosis.

November 6, 2012
Student, writer and researcher Birke Baehr (13 years old) talks about his book, television interviews and his ideas about organic food and sustainable farming practices. Website

October 30, 2012
Dr. Glenn Miller returns to talk about the denial of death and related topics and the relationship with the Emergency Medical System.

October 16, 2012
Aware & Prepare’s Barbara Andersen returns to Community Alert to talk about current events and Aware and Prepare activities.

October 9, 2012
Ted and Frank Goss sitting in for Mike talk about local events.

October 2, 2012
Joe Clancy joins Ted and Mike talking about local animal health and safety issues.

September 25, 2012
Former California State Fire Marshal Ronny J. Coleman talks about the National Fire Heritage Center from the annual California State Firefighters’ Association annual conference in Anaheim. Website

September 18, 2012
Naomi Kovacs, Executive Director of Santa Barbara Village talks about their volunteers, social engagements, transportation assistance and discounted goods and services for seniors. Website

September 11, 2012
Santa Barbara City Council Member Frank Hotchkiss talks about local public safety issues.

September 4, 2012
California State Assemblymember Das Williams talks about public safety issues, his September 15th workshop at the Goleta Community Center and the recent vote on public pensions.

August 28, 2012
Ted and Mike talk about local issues.

August 21, 2012
Carpinteria/Summerland Fire Chief Mike Mingee talks about his recent Santa Barbara News-Press editorial regard the local Emergency Medical System.

August 14, 2012
Santa Barbara County Emergency Medical Services Agency Medical Director Dr. Angelo Salvucci, John Eaglesham and Susan Klein-Rothschild talk about the county EMS system, CPR and AED use, the STEMI program, Medical Reserve Corps. and response time issues. website

August 7, 2012
Office of Quality and Patient Safety, University of New Mexico Hospitals and Department of Emergency Medicine and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine Dr. Marc-David Munk talks about his April 2012 editorial in Pre-hospital and Disaster Medicine, Value Generation and Health Reform in Emergency Medical Services

July 24, 2012
CERT Executive Committee members Jim Caesar and Yolanda Mcglinchey talk about the recent California Volunteers Governor’s award presented to the Santa Barbara CERT Committee.

July 24, 2012
Lake Cachuma PIO and Naturalist Liz Gaspar talks about lake safety and new programs offered. Website.

July 17, 2012
Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management Michael Harris joins Community Alert to talk about local programs and developing a family desaster plan.

July 10, 2012
Santa Barbara County Public Health Dr. Wadda and PIO Susan Rothschild-Kline talk about the impacts of the Affordable Health Care Plan.

July 3, 2012
Weaverville VFD Fire Chief Scott Alvord, Hayfork VFD Fire Chief David Hayfork and Downriver VFD Fire Chief Martin Dooly talk about the volunteer fire service with Mike from Weaverville as Ted joins in from Santa Barbara.

June 26, 2012
Public Education and Information Officer for the Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Department Timothy R. Szymanski talks about his recent article Why Every Department Needs A Public Information Policy. Website

June 19, 2012
Ted and Mike continue their talk about studies and grand jury reports about public safety issues.

June 12, 2012
Ted and Mike talk about recent studies and grand jury reports about public safety issues.

June 5, 2012
Santa Barbara County Fire Department PIO Captain David Sadecki and retired PIO Charlie Johnson talk about the anniversary of the Gaviota fire and the improvements in public information because of the fire.

May 29, 2012
UCSB Emergency Manager Jim Caesar and Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management Public Education Coordinator Liliana Encinas talks about local public education programs and the Aware & Prepare Initiative.

May 22, 2012
Santa Barbara City Fire Department Chief Andy DiMizio talks about the departments strategic plan. Yolanda McGlinchey sits in for Ted.

May 15, 2012
Dr. Glenn Miller will talk about juvenile fire-setters and ways to address the problem.

May 8, 2012
Santa Barbara County Emergency Manager Joe Guzzardi talks about local emergency management and the Office of Emergency Management.

May 1, 2012
Buellton and Solvang Emergency Services Coordinator Tom Walton talks about the Santa Ynez Valley CERT Program and local public/private school planning. Webstie

April 24, 2012
CALTRANS PIO Colin Jones talks about local US-101 construction plans from Carpinteria to Ventura.

April 17, 2012
Santa Barbara City Firefighters IAFF 525 President Tony Pighetti and Vice President Matt Wilson talk about their 501(c)3 charity fund supporting local non-profit organizations. Website

April 10, 2012
Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council Chair Paul Cashman talks about local mitigation efforts and insurance coverage issues. Website

April 3, 2012
Santa Barbara Firefighters Alliance President Robert Niehaus and Santa Barbara County Firefighter Sky Beneto talk about recent purchases of equipment funded by the Alliance. Website

March 27, 2012
Equine Evac member Joe Clancy talks about member recruitment selection and the importance of proper vetting of volunteers. Website

March 20, 2012
Dr. Glen Miller (Healthy Mind – Healthy Future) talks about suicide prevention.

March 13, 2012
Magic Castle owner Milt Larsen talks about the October 31st fire and the aftermath. The conversation includes fire sprinklers, insurance, prevention and business planning for emergencies. Website

March 6, 2012
Public Health Public Information Officer Susan Klein-Rothschild and Jenifer talk about food and restaurant inspections and the importance of the inspections for public health. Website

February 28, 2012
Motorola Solutions Director Matt Blakley talks about their grant programs and how they are supporting the US volunteer fire service and the National Volunteer Fire Council. Website

February 21, 2012
UCSB Dr. Walid Afifi talks about his current research on how disasters impact on familys.

February 14, 2012
Ted and Mike catch up on local current events issues.

February 7, 2012
Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management All Risk Manager Joe Guzzardi and retired Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Charlie Johnson talk about the Emergency Public Information Committee (EPIC) and improvements in the public information system. Website

January 31, 2012
Former California State Fire Marshal’s Kate Dargan and Ronny J. Coleman talk about the Urban Interface and their join article Wildfire: Past, Present and Future.

January 24, 2012
Service Master Justin Hagen talks about emergency services provided by Service Master.

January 17, 2012
Goleta Councilmember Michael T. Bennett joins Community Alert to talk about the city’s Community Wildland Protection Plan and emergency planning within the city. Website Seatbelt website

January 10, 2012
Mike and Ted review Twenty Weeks to Preparedness, building a Disaster Supplies Kit and how you can get ready.

January 3, 2012
Emergency Services Manager Dean Phaneuf talks about current Red Cross emergency services Central Coast Region. Website