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News - February 19, 2014

Woodside steps up planning for major emergencies

by Barbara Wood

Woodside has decided to add a new committee to its roster — an Emergency Preparedness Committee to help the town get ready for an earthquake, flood, wildfire or other catastrophe.

The new committee will work with the local Citizens' Emergency Response and Preparedness Program (CERPP), which trains volunteers to respond to emergencies at the neighborhood level.

The committee will also work to develop a team of volunteers to help out if the town has to open an emergency operations center, to provide emergency response information and training to residents, and to improve emergency communications such as amateur radio.

Members of the Woodside Town Council voted unanimously to form the committee at their Feb. 11 meeting.

Citizens interested in serving on the committee may want to act quickly, however, as the deadline for positions on all town committees is Feb. 18. Town Manger Kevin Bryant said that if there are not enough applicants for the seven positions on the new committee by that date, the deadline will be extended.

Go to to learn more and download an application.


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