Schichtel to discuss emergency preparedness at Rotary meeting
LAHAINA – Debbie Schichtel will be the speaker at the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset on Tuesday, July 17, at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Lahaina Resort. The meeting time is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Schichtel will share information about the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program that educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
Schichtel is a member of the Community Emergency Response Team and has just been made POC (point of contact) during an emergency for the West Side of Maui.
For more information about the club, contact President Heidi Dollinger at Heidi.LahainaSunset@gmail.com or 359-4245.