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Community Alert 2013


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December 31, 2013
This is a repeat of our December 10th program with four Santa Barbara County Public Health officials talking about the growing problem of diabetes and local programs designed to help reduce this serious medical condition. Website

December 24, 2013
Dave and Barbara Hubert talk about their new book “Christmas Major, The Horse that Saved Christmas.” Website

December 17, 2013
Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Deputy Director Massoud Abolhoda talks about the challenges of rebuilding following a wildfire or flooding. Website

December 10, 2013
Santa Barbara County Public Health officials talk about the growing problem of diabetes and local programs designed to help reduce this serious medical condition. Website

December 3, 2013
Former City of Tracy Finance Officer and past President of California Society of Municipal Finance Officers Zane Johnson talks about his survey “Top Ten Ways Cities Waste Money.” Website

November 26, 2013
Santa Barbara County Fire Captain Craig Vanderzwaag talks about the development of an “app” for monitoring fire dispatch and it’s use by responding firefighters. Website

November 19, 2013
Interact Business Group CEO Bill Booth talks about the business of public-safety training and the future of training. Website

November 12, 2013
Fire Safe Solutions Mark Russo talks about hazard mitigation and how property owners can better care for their property.

November 5, 2013
Santa Barbara County Fire Captain David Sadecki talks about the current fuel moisture and the real hazards that currently exist in the wildland interface. Website

October 29, 2013
Santa Barbara County Planning & Development Assistant Director Diane Black talks about the rebuilding process following a fire.

October 22, 2013
Dr. Glenn Miller returns to talk about Normalcy Bias and why people fail to react as they should in an emergency.

October 15, 2013
Ted and Mike catch up on local current events.

October 8, 2013
California Firesafe Board Member Jerry Davies talks about the current trends in the insurance world and how it impacts home owners.

October 1, 2013
Community Alert moves int the sixth year on this 5th Anniversary show.

September 17, 2013
Hillary Blackerby joins Ted to talk about Emergency Preparedness Day.

September 10, 2013
CAER member and local emergency services supporter Justin Haagen talks about local fund raising events for the Santa Barbara Firefighters Alliance.

September 3, 2013
Author Ray Ford and Chief Mike Mingee talk about Ray’s article Valuing a Firefighter’s Life No One Should Ever Die to Save a House. Ray Ford article.

August 27, 2013
Idyllwild Fire Chief Patrick Reitz talks about the recent Mountain Fire. Website

August 20, 2013
Multi-agency program “One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire” is discussed with members of the US Forest Service. Website

August 13, 2013
Santa Barbara City Emergency Manager Yolanda McGlinchiy talks about current programs including CERT.

August 6, 2013
VOAD chair Anthony Mitchel returns to talk about upcoming events with Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster. Website

July 30, 2013
Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Director Dr. Glenn Russell talk about the importance of building codes and local building policies. Website

July 23, 2013
Steve Backer talks about his shirt invention that can protect your lungs in hazardous environments. Website

July 16, 2013
Santa Barbara County Firesafe Council chair retired Battalion Chief John Ahlman talk about current projects. Website

July 9, 2013
Calstar team members talk about their services and membership program. Website

July 2, 2013
Santa Barbara David Sadecki joins Community Alert to talk current fire conditions. Website

June 25, 2013
Ted and Mike catch up on local issues.

June 18, 2013
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden President and CEO Dr. Steve Windhager will join Community Alert Tuesday at 11 am to talk about fire wise planting. Website

June 11, 2013
Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown talks about AB109 (realignment) and other complex issues regarding the county jail and the state prison system.

June 4th, 2013
Dr. Jamison Steidl, Research Seismologist, Earth Research Institute, Adjunct Professor, Earth Science, UCSB will join Community Alert today at 11 AM to talk about the recent earthquakes along the California central coast.

May 28, 2013
Author and Attorney Phillip K. Howard talks about his book The Death of Common Sense, How Law is Suffocating America. Website

May 21, 2013
Liliana Encinas talks about the local Spanish CERT program. Website

May 14, 2013
Frank Goss sits in for Ted to talk about protecting art and other collectibles.

May 7, 2013
Guests talk about the Faith-Based & Community Partnership Forum for Disaster Preparedness to be held on May 30th.

April 30, 2013
Los Padres District Ranger John “Poncho” Smith and PIO Andrew Madsen talk about the 2013 fire season. Website

April 23, 2013
Santa Barbara County Fire Department Captains David Sadecki and Scott Aldeready talk about the 2013 fire season. Website

April 9, 2013
John Palminteri drops in to talk about local current events.

April 2, 2013
Dr. Alexander Weiss, former Northwestern University Center for Public Safety and Professor of Management and Strategy at the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. We talked about the future of public safety. You may find some of his comments interesting. Website

March 26, 2013
Ted and Mike catch up on local events and issues.

March 19, 2013
Captains Chris and Kathy Johnson and Captain Cliff Chabott of the Civil Air Patrol Santa Barbara Composite Squadron 131 talk about the history and mission of the CAP. Website

March 12, 2013
Julie McGovern, Executive Director American Red Cross-Santa Barbara County Chapter joins with Paul Deis, Dan Phaneuf and Keith McLellan to talk about the local Chapter and their involvement with national disasters. March is Red Cross Month Website Related articles: American Red Cross It Can’t Happen to Me

March 5, 2013
Santa Barbara County Search & Rescue Team PIO Valerie Walston talks about the Team and her use of Social Media. Website
Related article: News vs Entertainment Once Upon a Time Can You Hear Me Now

February 26, 2013
Dr. Glenn Miller talks about mental health and the relationship with mass shootings. A related article: Psychiatric Times

February 19, 2013
California FireSafe Council Director Jerry Davies talks about Farmer’s Group’s support of the Council. Website

February 12, 2013
Ted, Mike, John Eaglesham and Santa Barbara City Fire Battalion Chief Waldron talk about hands only CPR. A related publication: A Tragedy of the Commons.

February 5, 2013
Ted and Mike talk about current events.

January 29, 2013
DHS, U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Academy Superintendent Dr. Denis Onieal talks about the Academy and the Emergency Management Institute. Website

January 22, 2013
Sharon Byrne of the Milpas Community Association talks about community improvement successes and related issues in he Milpas area. Website

January 15, 2013
From Santa Barbara County Public Health Department, Richard Hovsepian talks about the Santa Barbara County Medical Reserve Corps. Website

January 8, 2013
Mike and Ted discuss Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC) and the organizations plans for 2013. A related article: EPIC