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Heber-Overgaard C.E.R.T. UPDATE


Training:  Call Center training is available Thursday evening, August 3rd , at 7:00PM in the Navajo County Code Talkers Conference Room.  Catrina Jenkins, Emergency Management Services Deputy Director, is looking for volunteers.

The National Weather Service is providing two severe weather spotter training sessions on Saturday, August 5th. The first session is at the Show Low Police Department at 10AM.  The second session is at the Navajo County Public Works building in Holbrook at 2PM.  No registration is needed.  The 90-minute session is free and open to the public.  Become a NWS weather spotter!  Your ‘eye on the sky’ makes our Community safer.

First Aid training for C.E.R.T. members is available on Saturday, August 12th, at 1PM at the H/O Fire Station.  If your Red Cross certification is not up to date, this class is for you!

C.E.R.T. member Lynn Golson has been visiting with Navajo County about reviving the free gondola/dumpsters for a 2018 Heber/Overgaard Clean Up Day. There has been a noticeable increase in illegal dumping.  Our local forested areas are prime dumping grounds.  It’s not just an eyesore.  The damage to our environment, our wildlife and our livestock is real.  Please use the available facilities.  Take your used tires to the County Complex in Holbrook.  Our H/O Transfer Station, west of Mogollon and east of the Navajo County Government Complex, takes recyclables.  They are also a drop off for appliances and other household items.  Call for specifics at 535-9123. Our Overgaard NAPA will recycle your used auto batteries, oil products and your ink cartridges.  Wal-Mart and Basha’s have bins for your plastics.  Lynn will continue her dialogue with Navajo County and C.E.R.T. will keep you updated.  Meanwhile, let’s keep our Mogollon Rim clean and green.   Reduce, Reuse & Recycle!

Congratulations to all the hardworking residents of Heber/Overgaard!  You’ve been keeping the free Green Waste Site on Hwy 277, east of Tonto Road, near milepost 308 busy.  Considerable tree trimming, raking of pine needles, pinecones and general yard maintenance were noted in June and July.  Thanks for being FIREWISE and staying ahead of the curve!

Appreciate your volunteerism, during the 4th of July Celebration! For C.E.R.T.: Bernie Bialach, Lynn Golson, Dan & K.T. Mapstone, Brian Parker, Walt Royal, Amber Strong, Nina & Tom Triolo. For USFS Black Mesa: Nathan Persons, Jerry Thompson. For AZ Dept of Forestry: Darrel Craig, Joe Roznovak, Brad Watson, Special thanks to Gene Beaudoin, NE District Manager. For Navajo County EMS: Mary Springer.

Free FIREWISE assessments are currently being conducted in High Country Pines and at the Airpark.  Residents who signed up over the 4th of July will be contacted by the AZ Department of Forestry.  Appointments will be established, at your convenience.  Grant monies are available, if needed.  We will help you protect your property and become FIREWISE.

Heber/Overgaard C.E.R.T. meet at 6PM the first Thursday of every month at the H/O Fire Station.  We welcome new members!  You can contact us at cert_ho@outlook.com