Press Release

September 19, 2011



Row 4: Al Mettner, Jeff Morhous, Victoria Morhous, Zia Rech
Row 3:  Nikki Rech, Bleiz Rech, Sal Giorlando, Jan Giorlando, John Ohanesian, Janet Ohanesian, Stephen Golde, Loren Bykerk
Row 2: Joyce Hyman, Marsha Smades, Jack Smades, Kathy Gaddy, Carlo Pastore, Jacqueline Michelson, Betty Parsonage,    Karla Keegan
Row 1: Shelley Morgan, Betsy Bykerk, Charlie Hyman, Judy Wherer, Nancy Monthofer

Thursday, September 15, 2011, 26 members of the Walker community graduated from C E R T training.  CERT means Community Emergency Response Team.  The purpose of such training is for community members to learn how, in case of emergency and/or disaster, to fend for themselves, family, neighborhood and community.  The program is promoted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local emergency agencies such as the Yavapai County Emergency Management Department. Emergency personnel, in this case Crystal Macari, train members of neighborhoods and community organizations in emergency response to where they can be integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.  Walker Community Action Alliance (WCAA), a local non-profit 501(c) (3) organization, sponsored the training at the Highlands Center