Centre County EMA
Jeff Wharran , Director
420 Holmes Street
Jennifer Johnson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
PA Dept of Ag, Region 5 Office
403 East Christiana Street,
Martinsburg, PA 16662
(work) (814) 793-1849
Centre CART wishes to thank the following organizations and businesses for their support:
State College Tractor Supply Store
State College Lowes
State College Home Depot
State College North Atherton Street Wal-Mart
State College Target
Grange Fair Committee
Mount Nittany Medical Center
Center County EMA Office
South Central Mountain Regional Task Force
Student Book Store
Centre CART - Meeting minutes January 30, 2019
Attendance: Jen Johnson, Jen Miller, Jen Bailey, Jen Z.,
Mary A., Mary Wodecki, Nancy Dreschel, Jeff Wharren (EMA)
Ed Krues is the new SART Director of Advancement
Randy Pattifield is the acting PEMA Director
(Randy was the PEMA Operations Manager). Rick Flynn left his position as PEMA
We are part of South Central Task Force – which
receives Homeland Security monies
Treasury report: $1722.91
Jen J. purchased another year of “One Call Now”
service for $32.50 (provides 250 call credits). We currently have over 3000
ID cards – everyone should have 2. One for
accountability (for example … give to Incident command at a callout) and one
for credentials (on the body).
Jen Miller brought her friend Jen Bailey to the
Meeting (possible new CART member!)
Pet Oxygen Mask project (this was on our list to
accomplish last year). Jen has found a solution. Invisible Fence Company
supplies a free pet oxygen mask kit (called “Project Breathe”) to fire
companies. They just have to complete a short training. Kit contains 3
different sized masks and instructions. Carli Rinker is the regional PA contact
for Invisible Fence. She covers Blair, Bedford, Centre, Cambria, Huntingdon,
Jefferson, Elk, Somerset and part of Mifflin counties. We can advertise for her
… so spread the word to local Fire Departments
Task Force Annual training and equipment
requests are due by February 28th. Jen J. stated we are pretty much
set with equipment.
Jen J. contacted Greg Alters of Boalsburg Fire
Department and will be setting up a SART orientation training on March 26
Mary A.: Centre Gives is May 7-8, 2019. This
fundraising event provides an opportunity for people to donate to Centre CART.
It is a tax deductable donation. Last year we received over $300 in donations
Farm Grain Silo Tubes (farm safety device in
silo rescues) are available for Fire Departments. This is a Task Force and Farm
Bureau initiative. Contact Evelyn for more details.
Ag Safety Day (College of Ag Sciences) is Friday
February 22 from 9 am – 1 pm. Contact is Chris Cox.
- large animal rescue simulation and
display that we will oversee (horse mannequin) – 1 hour time slot
- Audience: public, farmers
- thoughts: bring trailer to “advertise”
and provide orientation
- Who can help?
Wild About Animals is April 20 (Centre Wildlife
- we will have a display there
Large Animal Rescue Training Classes (LART)
- April 26-28 is Part 1 (Handling)
- May 10-12 is Part 2 (Learn how to use
tools and ropes)
Maximum of 30 participants
Task Force Symposium is May 2-3 at the Blair
county Convention Center. FREE
For emergency management people
- How to register: go to the website
- Gordon Graham will be one of the
Ag Progress Days
CART Training – possibly April 6th at
Jen J. has asked Sara Speed if we could host a state-wide event (8:30 am – 4/5
- indoor training but could provide much
needed basic training (hazmat, ICS, NIMS, etc)
- Task Force would pay for food
- Certification for SART members?
- if we come up with an agenda, then
Sara and Ed Krues will advertise.
Ed Krues (Director or Advancements) wants to raise $250,000
for SART (to have as a security pot of money for liability insurance and other
things). Looking at Fundraising. He wants us to provide names of
people/companies as leads to get donations.
Do you know anyone who can donate?
How can we improve PA SART?
Thoughts on PA SART leadership?