Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Neighborhood House-fire

Well that didn't take long.  That is, emergency-readiness packets were delivered to all our neighborhood homes over this past weekend.  (When you read the materials, did you think you'd never need that sort of thing?)  Then today (Oct.31), one of our homes incurred a small fire... with sizable consequences.  One estimate suggested appx $10,000 damage.

(Click to watch video by Carmel Fire Dept)

Apparently, a wall-heater overheated.  In this case, thankfully residents were present and detected the issue in its early stages.  Carmel Fire Dept responded as well as a balanced response from Westfield Fire.  An interior wall and a roof-area had to be exposed to extinguish the fire.

One thoughtful (and prepared) neighbor distributed cold-water to responders.

Carmel Police closed neighborhood streets off from mall traffic during the incident.

photo credit Kim Brandt

Neighborhood residents gathered to watch the response, and after the fire was extinguished, the fire crew accommodated photos with young would-be responders. *smile*

Ok... back to the ClayTerrace emergency-readiness packets.  Let's see, maybe I should look through the packet more thoroughly?  I may even post the green reminder-sheet on my fridge as they suggested.  You know.  Just in case.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

CERT delivers readiness packets to Clay Terrace neighbors

Volunteers from our Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) are delivering 'readiness packets' to each of our Clay Terrace neighborhood homes during October.  Check your newspaper-boxes.

The packets of information will help all of our families prepare for emergencies.  It includes information from Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency, Red Cross, FEMA and even a localized flyer of info specific to Clay Terrace neighbors.

The bright-green flyer customized for Clay Terrace neighbors is designed as a refrigerator reminder to be readily at-hand when any emergency arises.  It is our first-edition, so if you have additional localized insights for us, please share with us via the contact shown below!

(Thanks, all of you CERT volunteers, for taking your time to help us become more & more ready to deal with emergencies -- personal or community emergencies!)

(Learn more about the Hamilton County CERT unit, and how you too could be involved.  Your local neighborhood contact is Neil Cox, Walter Street.  Text or call 317-490-1255)