Drills & Events

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Start Date Event Agency Teams Region
10/16/2019 4-H Fair After Action Meeting (IN) Emergency Management Agency - Elkhart County Christine Nicole Schaubert and Trustee,

Christine Schaubert and Trustee

MWR
Description:

Trustee and I were invited to attend the 4-H Fair After Action Meeting as a way of brightening the atmosphere and bringing a more positive feeling into the room. Trustee was greeted enthusiastically by the Elkhart County EMA staff and some of the Fire Department personnel. Trustee remained very calm and quiet during the meeting and was appreciated by many in attendance.

10/10/2019 Indiana VOAD Meeting IN-VOAD Christine Nicole Schaubert and Trustee,

Christine Schaubert & Trustee

MWR
Description:

Trustee and Christine were warmly welcomed to the Indiana State VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) meeting. The meeting took place at Five Points Indiana Department of Homeland Security in Indianapolis. The IDHS staff extended amazing hospitality to all of us as we enjoyed a lovely lunch and a nice meeting venue.

Trustee brought many smiles before and after the meeting and did well socializing with those present. Christine was asked to give a brief impromptu report on HOPE AACR during the meeting. Several asked for more information following the meeting and were provided with HOPE AACR handouts.

Afterwards, Dave with IDHS offered to take those interested on a complete tour of the facility. Christine and Trustee enjoyed the guided tour of some very state-of-the-art emergency vehicles and learning about MREs (meals ready to eat) and other state resources stored and ready for dispersal in the aftermath of a disaster.

All in all, it was an excellent experience!

10/08/2019 5th District Medical Response Coalition Rapid Hospital System Deployment (MI) 5th District Medical Response Coalition (MI) Angie Moe and Sunny,

Carrie Jones & Darby; Gloria VanAlstine & Romeo; Kay Rice & Maia; Katy Davis & Sunny; Vicki VanDenBurgh & Andy

MWR
Description:

MWR HOPE teams were invited to observe and take part in an annual deployment of Michigan's 5th District Medical Response Coalition's rapid hospital system. The exercise involved approximately two dozen volunteers, primarily from local medical facilities, and was aimed at demonstrating the capacities of an impromptu inflatable medical center. The volunteers met in a parking lot of Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Kalamazoo, MI to learn their roles and participate in the exercise. HOPE teams arrived when the tents and accompanying equipment were being unloaded and observed the entire set-up, which occurred much more swiftly than the organizers planned (49 minutes vs the 2 hour projection). We were then invited to tour the facility and listen to the debriefing. We were warmly welcomed and many of the participants were interested in learning more about HOPE and how we could compliment their efforts in the event of an actual large scale medical emergency. This was an excellent networking opportunity. We mingled for quite some time within the interior of the medical unit and then were invited to dine with the other participants in a catered lunch.

10/03/2019 Disaster Table Top Exercise (MI) Kalamazoo County Response Consortium Angie Moe and Sunny,

none

MWR
Description:

Following the Michigan VOAD meeting last month, we were invited by Adam Castle, Gryphon Place Resource Specialist and Preparedness Coordinator, to join the Kalamazoo County Response Consortium. This is a multiagency group made up of government and non-profit representatives from around the community. It has been meeting regularly for the past year and a half, following a significant flooding situation in Kalamazoo in early 2017. Today's meeting was the group's first table top exercise and was meant to help everyone think through existing and available resources during a mock crisis (tornado). The meeting was held at the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department, Office of Emergency Management, specifically in the space that would become an Emergency Operations Center in an actual emergency. Twenty-eight individuals representing 17 agencies took part. Many good connections were made and important information was shared about what various agencies could provide in the case of a natural disaster like a tornado. Everyone was very receptive to HOPE teams taking part in future exercises and if the need arose, deployment.

10/03/2019 Regions Hospital EMT Training Video Regions Hospital - St. Paul MN Laura Fruci and Gioia,

Lisa Bugman & Ivy

MWR
Description:

Regions Hospital is a full-service Hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center that covers MN and western WI. They make a monthly training video for EMTs, Fire & Police Depts., etc, that are focused on disseminating new & current information in their fields and information about other available services. They distribute the training videos to about 34 area agencies via YouTube. Lauren learned about HOPE at the 3M EMT Picnic we attended on 9.18.19. She supports our mission and wanted to create awareness of HOPE with the other agencies. This is a great vehicle to do so and we conveyed our gratitude for the opportunity. She will share the video with HOPE when it is completed.

The filming occurred at the Cottage Grove MN Fire Station. The Fire Chief was there, along with several EMTs who were attending a training session that day, so the dogs were filmed getting & giving lots of love. The Fire Chief intends to share HOPE's information with the Safety Director of the South Washington County School District. We provided him several copies of the MWR information sheet and HOPE brochures.

10/01/2019 Disaster Service Work Day San Mateo County Sheriff's Office Michael Jacobs and Molly,

None

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Description:

This is the 3rd year that HOPE was invited to participate in this Event. A table was shared with the San Mateo County Peninsula Humane Society (a sponsor of their Pet Assisted Therapy Program). The usual disaster response agencies were also present. The Event was attended by both the public as well as the employees of the San Mateo Emergency Services.
This was a low stress, outdoor event that was enjoyable for both Molly and the many attendees who interacted with her.

10/01/2019 SW MT American Red Cross meeting, Montana American Red CRoss Mary Martin and None,

none

RMR
Description:

The meeting was called to order at: 5:30 p.m.
Attendees included: Louise Weldon, Jim Weldon, Bill Racicot, Carl Nichols, Mary Martin, Linda Racicot, Ernie Lytle, Kerri Strasheim, Robin Cory, Valerie Utley, and Kris Nichols.

New Business:
1. SW MT COAD meeting - Linda reported that the meeting centered around notification of the various organizations. This process resulted in some changes to the committees. More work will be done on this in November.

2. Belgrade Fall Festival Parade – Ernie drove the Traverse in the parade with 3 walkers passing out candy. Mandy, Bill and Linda were the walkers.

3. Sheltering Update – Louise and Ernie need to get in touch with Todd at the BHS to complete the changes in usable space.

4. Rotary Fall Fix Up Festival - Ernie: 11 clients will partake in the event. Date is October 5. Meet at 8:00 at the office at 300 N. Willson.

5. Signature Smoke Alarm Event in Belgrade and Bozeman – It was agreed that May 1 and 2 would be our dates for the event.

6. Deployment – Robin relayed her experience of deployment in South Carolina for Hurricane Dorian.

7. Belgrade Fire – Kerri, Carl and Ernie reported on the fire involving an RV and a mobile home. One of the issues they encountered was that this happened on a football weekend, and there were no hotel rooms available from Livingston to Three Forks. One room was located eventually. Alternatives to hotels will have to be examined.

8. There was also a fire in Big Sky, but the family declined ARC’s assistance.

9. Holiday Parties – The annual potluck party will be at Linda’s house on December 8. The annual Red Cross appreciation dinner will be January 10, and it is desired that we have it at Fork and Spoon.

10. Future meetings/events:
..........COAD meeting in Livingston on Oct. 16 – Kris
..........AHAD meeting on Oct. 17 – Kerri

11. SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE (in Bozeman) HAS CLOSED. So don't refer clients to that location.

Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Billion Conference Roo

09/30/2019 DSISD Mental Task force Delta Schoolcraft ISD Karen Alvord and Charles ,

Karen Alvord and Charles

MWR
Description:

Many local government, service, religious, and volunteer agencies meet quarterly. The purpose of this task force is to develop through collaboration policies and actions to improve services to the community.

09/26/2019 Front Range Emergency Management Conference, Colorado Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management Shirley Abbott and Lyrrik,

Lee Fernholz & Grace, Ann Ringler & Kara, Dawn Griebelbauer & Keeper, Sandy Miller TL

RMR
Description:

HOPE was invited to the first annual Front Range Emergency Management Conference on the campus of University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS), to address inter agency networking, preparedness, and to present speakers on related topics and incident evaluations. Attendees were from regional and local law enforcement, military, fire and EMS, communications, Humane Society, CERT, VOAD, etc. Because of previous deployments and contacts with these agencies, our HOPE dogs were often recognized and even called by name. Remarks heard were "Wow, you're going to be the most popular booth here!" "I was hoping the HOPE dogs would be here." During meeting breaks in a common area outside the conference hall, we interacted with many students as well and one young woman said she was so happy to pet Kara because she had a test in half an hour. As the business of the conference began we moved to an assigned table on the floor of the hall with each table holding ten seats. Our four dogs rested quietly, occasionally nudging a neighbor's hand for petting and attendees didn't seem at all concerned about having to step over/around them. It was clear their quiet presence was welcomed.

This was a fairly large conference and UCCS did a wonderful job of organizing, accommodating and feeding attendees and vendors such as HOPE. It was logistically challenging on a busy campus with parking and space limitations. Although we arrived on time at 6:45 there was no one there to hand out parking permits and give directions to the Hall as we'd been told. Our TL wasn't able to arrive till lunch time but our four teams worked well together finding resources and spelling each other for bathroom breaks and getting food/coffee. Since we overheard plans for holding this conference next year, it'll be good to have a TL from the outset. One glitch that I still am confused about is that as Vendors we were told to arrive at 6:45 to enable being set up by 7:15, which of course we did. However, nothing much happened until attendees arrived after 8 AM for a meeting start time of 9 AM, leaving us with nearly an hour of dead time.

09/26/2019 Chandler Domestic Violence Breakfast Chandler Domestic Violence Commission Pam Reinke and none,

Marla Martella and Beth Ells

PSW
Description:

We were invited to attend this annual event for the City of Chandler. This is the fourth year we've attended. One year we were even honored to be introduced on stage with seven teams in attendance. At the event we heard about several programs and shelters that are taking pets and sheltering and fostering them for DV victims until they are able to get beack on their feet. We also learned that the laws are beginning to recognise that pets are often the first to be abused or threatened to be abused or killed in a DV situation as leverage to keep victims from leaving their abuser. We also heard testimony from an abuser who was close to death before leaving her situation and her bulldog's behavior had been molded through the abuser's violence to turn against her and become agressive to help her abuser increase his control over her. We also were honored to hear the fabulous Chandler HS Barbershop Choir perform. We were able to network at this event where we met the Chandler Chief of Police, Sam Duggan, who was very receptive to our cause. When I was telling him about our organization, I pre-empted the conversation with "I know you now have your facility dog, Annie, that your training for special victims...." He interupted and said, "But Annie is just one dog! I'm going to make sure the right people get this information and you will be getting a call."

09/26/2019 30th Annual McGuire Memorial Conference on Family Violence, Montana Billings, MT Police Department Harry Schlitz TL and

Nancy Dodd & YUKI

RMR
Description:

This was a two day event. It was great for Nancy and YUKI to drive over from Bozeman and spend Thursday with me. We had about 80 people in attendance each day. The Conference had local and state officials to make presentations each day.

09/25/2019 Katy Independent School District Patrol Meeting Katy Independent School District Police Department Sharon Simpson Evans and Mercy,

Gwen Leever and Pickle Juice

CGC
Description:

Nicole Emity heard our HOPE presentation given by Sally Farley earlier this month and she wanted us to present directly to KISD PD. KISD is a very large school district just outside the Houston city limits. We were asked to talk with the PD officers during their morning meeting before going on duty in the schools. The meeting was attended by approximately 60 officers who were very attentive and asked great questions. I talked for approximately 15 minutes so I gave them the main points of HOPE AACR training and how our teams are specifically trained and prepared for crisis and disaster situations. The officers understood the need for this additional training rather than the level of training and experience of therapy dog teams.
After our presentation, we were asked to wait in the lobby so they could continue their patrol meeting and still be available to meet with officers as they exited the meeting. Many of the officers took a copy of our handout as well as dog trading cards and thanked us for what our organization does. It was very moving for us to hear them thank us. We were also given documentation of the KISD evacuation plan for all of the schools in the district so we would be prepared should they need to call on us in the future. The documentation gave information of the evacuation plan already in place for the district for each school stating where students would be evacuated to based on which school was involved. KISD is very prepared for an on campus crisis or disaster. The school district was also very impressed that all our teams have criminal background checks so no time is wasted at the time of a crisis or disaster.

09/21/2019 San Mateo County Annual Disaster Preparedness Event District 2 San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Carole Groom Michael Jacobs and Molly,

None

PSW
Description:

This annual event has been staffed by HOPE K9 teams for many years, beginning with Jeannie Eagan & Annie. The list of participating agencies is enormous, representing every conceivable organization that might be even peripherally associated with a disaster. All of the familiar ones were present in abundance (Red Cross, Cal-OES, Cal-Fire, local Sheriff and Police Departments, and several CERT groups).

Given we had a single K-9 team available, it was decided our impact and exposure would be maximized by actively circulating both inside and outside the venue rather than being tied to a table. As such, Molly was appreciated by innumerable disaster-related personnel and lay attendees (at least 100). HOPE pamphlets and Molly trading cards were freely distributed.

In short, the HOPE-flag was well represented.

09/19/2019 Michigan VOAD Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI MI-VOAD (Michigan Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Christine Nicole Schaubert and Trustee,

Angie Moe & Sunny; Nick & Julia Meier (Team Leaders); Christine Schaubert & Trustee.

MWR
Description:

As Vice-Chair of the MI-VOAD, Nick Meier invited Angie & Sunny and Christine & Trustee to represent HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response at the Michigan VOAD meeting in Grand Rapids. The dogs were welcomed warmly and enjoyed interaction with meeting attendees throughout the 2 1/2 hour meeting and complimentary lunch that followed. We were thanked by the MI-VOAD Chairperson for bringing the dogs and enjoyed learning more about how state VOADs work and what services they offer the community.

09/19/2019 Michigan VOAD Quarterly Meeting (MI) Michigan VOAD Nicholas Meier and None,

Julia Meier; Angie Moe and Sunny; Christine Schaubert and Trustee

MWR
Description:

This was the quarterly meeting of MI-VOAD held at the World Renew Disaster Services Headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI. It was attended by numerous voluntary agencies as well as representatives of the Michigan State Police Homeland Security Division. It is an opportunity to share information among the members. Elections were discussed and amendments to bylaws proposed. HOPE has a new team in the area, Angie Moe and Sunny, that was introduced to the group. In addition, Christine Schaubert and Trustee were introduced. Christine is the new Chair of the Elkhart (IN) COAD and used this meeting as an opportunity to interact with MI VOAD since Elkhart County borders MI.

09/18/2019 Southwest Montana COAD mtg. SW MT COAD Mary Martin and None,

Mary Martin

RMR
Description:

SW MT COAD meeting (Bozeman) - Wednesday, September, 18, 2019:

The meeting was called to order by Susan Spanjol (SW MT COAD Coordinator) at 1:00 p.m.

Agency Representatives introduced themselves and the organization they represent.

Minutes to the July 17, 2019 were approved.

NEW BUSINESS:
Discussion on our COAD's response protocol: This topic generated a positive discussion towards creating a flow chart for COAD's response, ie: an Incident Commander in charge of the emergency response within one of our counties will contact COAD leadership to initiate COAD services. The discussion led to defining various areas that COAD agency resources may best fall under....the four areas below represent the type of work/services each agency provides. Further discussion will follow at our November meeting.
Mass Care
Animal rescue
emergency worker's child care options
distribution
mental/emotional/spiritual (this is the category HOPE AACR fits into)
human sheltering
food and feeding
Community Resources
repairs and fencing
clean up
debris removal
transportation
Emergency responses
medical care
radio communication
sand bagging
chain sawing
Search and Rescue
hauling trailers
transportation
Donations
Financial
management
fundraising
distribution
Physical
warehouses
water
clothing
building materials
cleaning supplies

Each representative was asked to update the resource matrix chart (what each COAD agency provides in services/resources) and contact information for each organization.
Austin from Civil Air Patrol will help Susan with the necessary updates needed on the chart.
HOPE AACR's contact is Mary Martin at this point.
Susan reminded the attendees that the Vice-President and a Treasurer positions remain open and need to be filled.
Susan also mentioned that 'Heart of the Valley' has PET Planning Kits for disaster preparedness that are free to the public as long as they last. Contact HV if you are interested.

Next Meeting: October 16, 2019 in Livingston and Greg Coleman will be our host. He mentioned that food will be offered.🙂 The meeting will be from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Today's meeting was adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

09/16/2019 Elkhart County COAD Executive Board Meeting (IN) Elkhart County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) Christine Nicole Schaubert and Trustee,

Christine Schaubert & Trustee

MWR
Description:

Trustee brought many smiles to everyone present at the meeting. This was Trustee's first official HOPE activity as a newly certified HOPE AACR dog and he had a great time. Staff from the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce popped into the meeting room when they saw the dog and enjoyed interacting with Trustee as well.

This was Christine's first official meeting as Chairperson, and Trustee served as a great room-warmer and ice-breaker. The mood of the meeting was definitely more relaxed and light-hearted because a dog was there.

09/15/2019 Helena Preparedness Fair, Montana Elkhorn COAD Debra Sattler and Beluga,

Deb Sattler & Beluga, Nancy & Yuki

RMR
Description:

To promote emergency awareness, Lewis and Clark County and the Elkhorn Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) collaborated on Saturday to host a free family emergency preparedness fair at the Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds. The event was scheduled to coincide with September being National Preparedness Month. Saturday’s event featured more than 30 vendors teaching attendees about how to prepare for disasters. This was a good networking event for us and I was able to reach out to a number of other organizations and individuals about our work.

09/14/2019 U.S. Coastguard Yellow Ribbon Event Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Michael Jacobs and Molly,

None

PSW
Description:

We were asked to provide HOPE-K9 teams to this Yellow Ribbon Event in San Jose, CA for soon-to-be deployed Coastguard men and women. Since this coincided with HOPE's National meeting, I was the only NorCal team available.

On arriving at the facility at 11AM, the Guards men and women were in breakout sessions. Consequently, Molly and I were led to a "quiet room" set aside for the children. Accompanied by a childcare attendant, 6 children at a time were brought into the room, sat around Molly (who was on a down), and proceeded to thoroughly enjoy petting and interacting with her. Each, of course, received, a Molly "playing card." After an hour of this (involving 20 children) we then went to the exit thru which all of the families departed for lunch, Molly again on a sit/down/stay was (no surprise) enjoyed by another 30 or so attendees.

09/14/2019 Prepare Fair 2019 Holland Michigan Michigan State Plice, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division Becky Engelter and Ella,

Bob Starr and Oliver acting HAR, Susan Bandsma Team Leader

MWR
Description:

The event was held at the Walmart in Holland, MI. The goal of the Prepare Fair was to educate the public on how to prepare for emergencies, meet local first responders, and explore emergency response vehicles. We arrived and set our table and tri-fold up under a nice tent that Susan brought. It was a windy day out and we were unable to set out any other materials. Many other agencies were present such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, several areas of Michigan State Police, FEMA, local firefighters and other first responders, even a medical helicopter flew in. Well over 100 visitors were present to experience this event; it was quite difficult to determine how many were there due to our location and other booths present. The dogs were quite popular, as usual, and did very well, even with the helicopter landing and taking off. There were other working dogs present but we were set up at a nice distance from them. Those that stopped by were every interested in what we did and several may have been interested in becoming future Hopefulls; cards were handed out to those.

09/12/2019 Park County LEPC meeting, Montana Park County Office of Emergency Management Nancy Dodd and none,

Katherine Howe & Layla, Nancy Dodd TL

RMR
Description:

We were invited to attend and make a short presentation on HOPE AACR at the Park County Local Emergency Planning Committee.

09/10/2019 5th District Medical Response Coalition Monthly Meeting (MI) 5th District Medical Response Coalition Angie Moe and Sunny,

Angie Moe and Sunny

MWR
Description:

This was the monthly meeting of the 5th District Medical Response Coalition [5DMRC], which covers several counties in southwest Michigan. Roughly 60 individuals were present (with around an additional 10 on livestream), representing various medical personnel, first responders, and mental health practitioners. The meeting was held at the Western Michigan Homer Stryker School of Medicine in downtown Kalamazoo. Nick and Julia Meier presented to this group last March and several of the coalition members expressed interest in HOPE at that time. The welcome was equally warm this time around. Rick Winters, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the 5DMRC, introduced us at the start of the meeting and indicated that he'd like us to present at an upcoming meeting as a refresher of what HOPE can offer. Rick has also offered an open invitation to any canine teams and team leaders who would like to attend their "rapid hospital system deployment" open house on Tuesday, Oct. 8. More details to come.

09/03/2019 ARC Monthly, Bozeman, Montana ARC Katherine Howe and Layla ,

Katherine Howe & Layla

RMR
Description:

* Guest Speakers
1. Diane Wright, Disaster Administration,Executive Director. She presented FY19 and projected FY20 data. She reviewed selected
objectives, targets and outcomes in several areas . She was pleased with the results.
ARC territories have recently been realigned. Montana and Idaho are a district within the Pacific region.
Improved communication between Blood Services and Humanitarian Services have made for smoother partnership.
2. Wendy McGrew, Regional Volunteer Services Officer. ARC needs transportation drivers to get blood from draw locations to banks
3. Shellie Creveling, Disaster Program Manager for Western Montana. Introduced herself and explained her new job role.
A signature event, “Sound the Alarm”, is planned for April in Bozeman/Belgrade area to give out smoke alarms. No details yet

*Rotary Fall Fix Up Festival. October 5

*Phone call from ARC member deployed to Charleston was received.

08/29/2019 RISE 2019 (Radiological Integrated State Exercise) IN Indiana Department of Homeland Security Christine Nicole Schaubert and Trouper,

Christine Schaubert & Trouper

MWR
Description:

This was Christine and Trouper's first State Level Exercise. Participants included individuals from IDHS (Indiana Department of Homeland Security), FEMA, IN-VOAD, and American Red Cross, along with almost 40 Emergency Management Directors from four Indiana districts. The drill centered around developing a plan for the relocation of individuals affected by a radiological event that impacts Roseland, Ind., a town in St. Joseph County.

Trouper and Christine's primary role was to travel between the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) and IMT (Incident Management Team) and alleviate the stress of those actively participating in the drill. Trouper brought many smiles and received lots of petting!

In the EOC Hot Wash, Trouper was mentioned as one of the positive elements of the exercise. Christine and Trouper also were thanked by and received positive feedback from an IDHS staff member who said that from 9 am on, all he heard were positive comments about a dog being present.

A lot of interest was shown in learning more about HOPE AACR and Team Trouper had many opportunities to promote HOPE's mission and answer questions about HOPE AACR throughout the day.

It was an honor for Team Trouper to represent HOPE AACR at this state level exercise.

08/28/2019 Visit to Harris County DA Victim Assistance office Harris County District Attorney Victim Assistance Nancy Steger and Gus,

Sally Farley and Abbie; Gwen Lever and Pickle

CGC
Description:

We were asked to greet Harris County Commissioners at the Victim Assistance Office as they visited for a presentation of the services provided and a tour of the office. They were reported to have been impressed with HOPE's services to this program. While greeting the visitors in the lobby of the Victim Assistance Office, we met several people from the Juvenile Probation Office. They asked about our program and expressed interest in possible visits to juveniles and staff at their office .

08/26/2019 Elkhart County (IN) COAD Executive Board Meeting Elkhart County COAD Christine Nicole Schaubert and Trouper,

Christine Schaubert & Trouper

MWR
Description:

Christine and Trouper attended the first COAD executive committee meeting for the newly formed Elkhart County COAD. The purpose of the meeting was to elect executive officers to lead the COAD. Trouper was warmly welcomed by all and everyone took the opportunity to pet and interact with him following the meeting. Just seconds into petting Trouper, one attendee remarked, "I just felt my blood pressure drop 10 points!" I was nominated and elected chair of the Elkhart County COAD.

08/22/2019 Active Shooter Drill- Forest Park School Crystal Falls, MI Dickinson-Iron Kelly December and Daisy,

Kelly December and Daisy

MWR
Description:

Multidisciplinary response to active shooter at Forest Park School K-12. HOPE Team deployed in the family reunification center.

08/16/2019 Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Event Department of Defense Sally Farley and Amazing Grace,

Jeanne Hooke and Rebel; Shannon Smith and Gypsy; Nancy Steger and Gus.

CGC
Description:

The Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a Department of Defense-wide effort to promote the well-being of Reserve members, their families and communities, by connecting them with resources throughout the deployment cycle. These families are either preparing for or reintegrating after a deployment.

We were requested to attend to have our dogs help promote the well-being of these families. HOPE had attended some of these events in Florida and MSgt Santiago wanted to have them in San Antonio, TX.

As soon as we arrived on Friday at 1400 hrs, we were interacting with all kinds of hotel patrons, staff and military personnel.

On Saturday morning, we attended the briefing at 0730 hrs and then set up our table. We had 2 teams setting up the table, and 2 teams interacting with people. We were quite busy, being placed right at the entrance to most of the events. Since it was Cowboy day, we ran downstairs and bought 4 tiny sombreros for the dogs to wear. They were a hit!!! During the classes, we interacted with other booth participants/vendors, so we were constantly busy. We interacted with approximately 400 people. We left about 1700 hrs to head up to our rooms for a little R&R before heading to dinner.

The next day (Sunday), we headed to our table and before we even got there, people were stopping to pet the dogs and ask about them. We remained at our table until 1200 hrs when the event concluded. We probably interacted with another 200 people. We left San Antonio around 1300 hrs to head back to Houston. Total R/T mileage was 468 miles.

08/12/2019 Elkhart County COAD Meeting Elkhart County Emergency Management Christine Schaubert and Trouper,

Christine Schaubert and Trouper

MWR
Description:

Team Trouper was invited to attend the first official Elkhart County COAD Meeting, which was held at the United Way of Elkhart. Organizational details were discussed and a complimentary lunch was provided. Team Trouper volunteered to be part of the executive committee and will be working alongside of the other committee members to finalize the organizational details of this newly-formed COAD.

Director Tobey singled Trouper out as one of the communities greatest assets in the emotional recovery of those affected by crises and disaster and publicly welcomed Team Trouper as new members.

Trouper brought many smiles and was very well received. He did well at ignoring the tasty food on the tables and stayed focused on interacting with the people.

08/11/2019 Back to School Block Party City of Garden Grove Riverside Fire Chaplin /Boys and Girl Club Garden Grove Lisa Whiting and n/a,

Kelda/Constance Howell, Star/Bari Boersma

PSW
Description:

The Chaplain with Riverside County Fire has asked us to attend this event. They partnered with the local Boys and Girls Club and others in the community to host this event where they gave away close to 1000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to families in need. The goal was to have a "Books and Puppies/Dogs" Booth to underscore literacy. 875 guests attended we gave out over 300 + books. We were advised that we would have a canopy, chairs, water for dogs and rubber mat for dogs. Spoke with POC day before to confirm and also check about parking and entrance to event (which they set space aside for us). Unfortunately, we were not provided a canopy and our assigned spot was under a tree which at the current moment did provide shade cover, but by the event time we would be located in full sun. We requested to be moved to a different location and the only one available was again a temporarily shaded spot. As this was the only other option provided we set up there and figured we would move as necessary. Bari had brought a large mat that was helpful and Constance had a cooling mat for Kelda. We were given 3 large boxes of books and told to set them up however we liked. There were no volunteers assigned to our station for set up of books, crowd control or distribution of books which fell to team lead. Once the event started we were swamped. There were several families that brought their dogs to the event as well, which was another challenge. Bari and Constance did a fabulous job engaging the children and Kelda and Star provided the incentives for reading.

08/11/2019 "Kids Are Kids Cancer Camp" Kick-Off in Hinsdale, Illinois Kids Are Kids Cancer Camp Terri Rafter and Sweetie,

Amy Read and Buster, Cathy Barnes and Anela, Deb Jones and Bailey, Susan Johansen and Sophia, Julie Bereckis and Deke

MWR
Description:

This was a registration and drop-off for a week-long camp where children who have had cancer spend a week at a downtown Chicago hotel.

HOPE Teams are present to welcome and support these children as they get ready to be away from their parents for one week. We also were there to support the parents who are dropping off their children.

08/08/2019 Indiana District 2 Meeting Emergency Management Christine Schaubert and Trouper,

Christine Schaubert & Trouper

MWR
Description:

Team Trouper attended their first Indiana District 2 meeting this morning with about 64 people in attendance. Trouper welcomed people as they arrived to the meeting and continued to bring smiles throughout our time at the Christo's Banquet Hall in Plymouth, IN. Trouper's presence was warmly received and Christine was able to share HOPE's mission with several people in attendance.

After the meeting, Director Tobey invited Team Trouper to attend the next COAD meeting on Monday, August 12, 2019. It was a positive experience over all and brought HOPE AACR to the attention of more people in Emergency Management Services.

08/06/2019 American Red Cross of Montana American Red Cross Katherine Howe and Layla ,

Carol Baumann & Maggie, Katherine Howe & Layla, Mary Martin TL

RMR
Description:

Written reports on COAD meeting. Shelter in Helena read and discussed. Only 1 person showed up.
Mary said CISM training is offered by Civil Air Patrol if wanted.
Shelter update was given re Bozeman High School. Still waiting on paper work.
Currently there are 8 fires in Montana, mostly small and/or contained. No threatened properties.

Mary introduced Katherine and Carol with their team members Layla and Maggie. She said there are 8 teams in Montana ready to work, although there may be two dog retirees this year.
Mary reiterated to contact her if teams are needed.
The MOU with Red Cross and HOPE should be signed and effective by Sept.
Katherine will be provided with Park Co ARC contact names.

Madison Counties. Katherine will be supplied with Park Co contacts.

08/06/2019 Westminster National Night Out Westminster Police Dept. LaWana Heald and Robby,

Katherine Jarrett & Teddy, Jan Aven & Muffin, Nancy Coronado & Newberry, Kathy Lowmiller & Mariah

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HOPE was invited by Westminster to participate in National Night Out, an event that is family oriented to promote goodwill between families in the community and the Police Dept. We interacted with many lovely families who were all delighted to get lots of doggie love. Many took pictures with our pups. It was an enjoyable evening for all the participants and attendees and the HOPE dogs of course were a big hit. They had a very good turn out with a steady stream of visitors. I would say probably a few hundred people attended over the time frame of 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

08/05/2019 River Falls School District HOPE AACR Presentation School District of River Falls, River Falls WI William Powell and Winston,

Julie Powell and Winston
William Powell, TL

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HOPE AACR was presented to the Superintendent and Director of Academic Services at River Falls School District for their Emergency Response Program. Bill and Julie Powell along with Winston provided information about HOPE AACR and it was very well received. They were extremely impressed with the training and professionalism that HOPE AACR provides.

08/02/2019 Fort Bend County OEM/PIO Network Meeting Fort Bend County Office of Emergency Management Sharon Simpson Evans and Mercy,

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HOPE AACR was invited to this meeting to further educate Fort Bend County OEM's of the services we offer. We were invited to this meeting by Lachlan Mullen, PIO. We met Lachlan at the Texas Emergency Management Conference in San Antonio in May and he wanted us to detail what our organization does for first responders and victims during crisis and disasters.
The meeting was attended by approximately 40 members from emergency management across Fort Bend County. We were very well received and everyone expressed they understood much better how crisis response teams were specially trained and prepared for crisis and disaster situations. We also met with Wesley Wittig, Executive Assistant District Attorney Fort Bend County. DA Wittig advised me that the trial for the shooter defendant, involved in the Santa Fe High School shooting last year, was being moved to Fort Bend County and he invited our teams to once again support the victims, school administrators, prosecutors and families during this trial process. The trial is currently set for January or February 2020. We will have teams attending each and every day we are invited to help.
Many officers stayed after the meeting to discuss further how our teams have been used in the past and how we can help in crisis situations. The discussions were detailed and very informative. Everyone seemed pleased to know they had HOPE AACR as a resource to help when needed. I handed out many of my business cards and brochures. I also met with Lisa LaDue with Americares and we discussed how our HOPE AACR teams could work with their mental health professionals during crisis and disasters. We made plans to meet and discuss this in more detail.

08/01/2019 Rural and Ready (MI) Chippewa County Health Department Brenda Ransom and Raven,

Brenda Ransom & Raven

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This yearly event was put on by our local health department. They brought in a main speaker who was Dr. Menes. He is an ER doctor who was working the night of the Mandalay Bay shooting in Las Vegas. Not only did he share his story of working that night, but he shared a lot of incite in to prepping for an MCI.

Other speakers included Steve Keck for our local Coast Guard base. He educated us on Active Shooter situations and what we can do if ever confronted in a situation of that nature. We also heard from the FBI on Human Trafficking (The task force that Raven and I sit on for the victims advocacy) and also Smart 911 from our Central Dispatcher Missy Robbins.

Overall it was a super informative day and I am very glad I was able to be in attendance.

07/30/2019 Elkhart County Emergency Management Presentation Elkhart County Emergency Management Christine Schaubert and Trouper,

Nicholas Meier & Ischgl; Julia Meier & Kayak; Christine Schaubert and Trouper

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Nick and I gave a joint power point presentation on HOPE AACR. Director Tobey asked many engaging questions before, during, and after the presentation and showed a high level of interest in having HOPE Teams participate in future training drills and crisis response.

HOPE AACR Teams have been invited by Director Tobey to participate in an upcoming Emergency Drill at Fulton County Airport on Thursday, August 29, 2019.

Director Tobey also invited Trouper and me to attend the next local COAD meeting in Plymouth, IN on August 8, 2019.

This strategic meeting with Director Tobey may have been a groundbreaking event for HOPE AACR in Elkhart County and we are excited to see what opportunities will be available as a result.

07/30/2019 Elkhart Communications Center Visit Elkhart County Emergency Management Christine Schaubert and Trouper,

Nick Meier and Kayak; Julia Meier and Ischgl; Christine Schaubert and Trouper

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After our meeting with Director Tobey, we were asked to visit the Elkhart Dispatch center where we were warmly received by all the staff. The dogs worked their magic bringing smiles and brightening the day of everyone who interacted with them.

07/30/2019 Gilroy Critical Incident Mental Health Response Team Community Solutions Michael Jacobs and Molly,

Kathie Buaya (TL), Christi Bragg/Gertie, Martha Kessler/Oliver, Jennifer Rose/Lady Grace, Anna Swardenski (TL)

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The Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting occurred the late afternoon 7/28. An urgent request from a representative of the Bay Area Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) team requested HOPE teams to be available to AMR ambulance crews and first responders that evening. (A separate Event report covering this time has already been submitted by Jennifer Rose, which covered her and Christi Bragg's and their K9's involvement).

The same CISM representative requested HOPE participation for the morning of 7/30 to meet with the staff of the school attended by the 13-year-old student fatality of this shooting. Molly and I attended this 2-hour meeting at the Charter School (ACE). She had an enormous settling effect on the entire group of 15.

The next request for HOPE participation was made by Community Solutions, a nonprofit community agency affiliated with Santa Clara County’s local VOAD (CADRE) emotional and spiritual care team, to attend 2 simultaneously occurring community emotional support meetings on the evening of 7/31. Four HOPE K9 teams and 2 TLs responded to this, allowing us to staff both venues by evenly dividing our resources.
At both venues we encountered another AAT group called Love on a Leash. Our TL’s explained to the leadership of these groups that due to our insurance requirements, HOPE dogs were not allowed to be in proximity to other AAT dog-teams or work closely side by side. An agreement was reached to divide the room in half allowing for a buffer zone between the 2 K9 groups, not ideal, but under the circumstances felt to be acceptable. Note: One of the Love on a Leash volunteers was also a member of the Board of Directors for Community Solutions. A number of the AAT members expressed interest in learning more about HOPE and TL shared business cards and a brochure for further info.
The experiences were similar at both sites. This included a presentation by a lead counselor to the entire group of attendees followed by smaller breakout sessions of groups of 8-10 individuals, composed of a mix of the affected community as well as mental health professionals of various stripes.
All of the HOPE members circulated throughout the crowd before and after the gatherings. During the breakouts, dogs either moved among the smaller groupings of participants or were positioned in the center of the circle of chairs allowing the participants to interact with the dogs whenever needed for comfort and focus. As usual, the dogs did an amazing job; the comfort they brought was abundantly clear.

07/30/2019 Maricopa County COAD exploratory meeting Maricopa County Department of Emergency Management (MCDEM) Stephanie Clark and Parker,

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Hope AACR was invited to attend this exploratory meeting so that we can become acquainted with other emergency organizations in Maricopa County and establish a relationship with organizations for future crisis response events. This was an introductory meeting where different levels of management spoke and offered ideas about forming this new COAD. Topics discussed included the following:
*Why do we need this in Maricopa County
*Bylaws (examples from other organizations shared)
*Membership - who? types? levels?
*Leadership - board position by individual or organization
*Goals - timeline for creation of COAD (suggested date of May 2020)
*Action items and next meeting

07/29/2019 Goshen Community Schools Presentation Goshen Community Schools Christine Schaubert and Trouper,

Nicholas Meier; Julia Meier; Christine Schaubert and Trouper

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Nick gave a 30 minute slide show presentation on HOPE Animal Assisted Crisis Response before the Goshen Community Schools Superintendent and seven other faculty members.

This presentation was given following a presentation by a Goshen Community School Counselor promoting the use of a therapy dog in her work as a school counselor. She is currently in process of training a puppy for that purpose and is seeking approval from the school to proceed with her plan. The current policy prohibits all dogs, except service dogs, from entering the schools.

Our presentation served as a reinforcement to the proven benefit of therapy dogs in the school setting and provided the faculty with helpful insight into how they might make provision for qualified therapy dog team and crisis response teams.

07/29/2019 Concord Community Schools Presentation Concord Community Schools Admin Christine Schaubert and Trouper,

Nicholas Meier & Ischgl; Julia Meier & Kayak; Christine Schaubert and Trouper

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Nick gave a 45 minute power point presentation followed by Q & A for Superintendent Tahara and Mickey Wagner,
Director of Elementary Education. Our audience was receptive and asked questions that expressed interest in including HOPE AACR Teams in their crisis response plan.

07/29/2019 Camp Quality (OH) Camp Quality Ohio Whitney Romine and TL,

Mark & Delfi VanOrder, Ira & Obi-Wan VanOrder, Tami & Remington Farrell, Jennifer & Dobby Sliker, Bob & Oliver Starr; Whitney Romine TL

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Teams provided friendly visits, comfort and encouragement for campers. Camp Quality provides a variety of activities such as swimming, archery, crafts and more for kids who have been diagnosed with cancer so they can be kids for the week. Kids visited with the dogs while on their way to and from activities in a shady area and dogs provided comfort during a remembrance service on the second day. Photos are posted on Camp Quality's Facebook page.

07/27/2019 Yellow Ribbon Event in Chicago, Illinois United States Air Force Terri Rafter and Sweetie,

Terri Rafter and Sweetie; Cathy Barnes and Anela; Deb Jones and Bailey

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Yellow Ribbon Event welcomes National Guard members and their families who have either deployed or are about to deploy.

07/25/2019 CSPD Support Colorado Springs, CO Colorado Springs Police Department Lee A Fernholz and Grace,

Lee Fernholz with Grace, Sandy Miller TL

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Bi monthly visits to the CSPD For support.

07/23/2019 Amtrak Employee Assistance Program (EAC) Amtrak Michael Jacobs and Molly,

Kathy Felix/Cody

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Oakland (along with Sacramento) are the most frequent areas for "Trespasser Strikes" (train vs. pedestrian or car) almost always resulting in one or more fatalities. As a result, Amtrak employees experience recurrent exposures to these incidents. Consequently, their Employee Assistance Program (EAC) manager requested HOPE dog teams to meet with both their on-site employees as well as train crews checking in and out of the crew base during a mid-day appreciation lunch.

Kathy Felix and Cody, and Molly and I circulated inside and outside of the crew base interacting with the managers, base employees, and train engineers, conductors, and other on-train staff. The reception was enthusiastic and warm.

The estimated number of interactions was 30-40.

07/20/2019 Jefferson County (TX) Housing Resources Fair Southeast Texas Emergency Relief Fund Sally Farley and Abbie,

Jeanne Hooke and Rebel; Sara Gubala and Reagan

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The Southeast Texas Emergency Relief Fund partnered with local resource providers, state and federal agencies and other organizations to host this free housing resources fair to help families on their road to recovery from Hurricane Harvey. The fair was open to all residents of Jefferson County and the surrounding areas. At this fair, they were able to sign up for case management services, get advice from free legal services, meet with disaster recovery nonprofits, understand various types of loans, get info about housing options and learn about local recovery activities and hurricane preparedness.

There were 448 people in attendance. We had approximately 350-375 contacts with the dogs.

07/18/2019 COVA Steering Committee monthly conference planning meeting CO COVA Karen Klein and Sarah,

Karen Klein & Sarah

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Monthly planning meeting for the 2019 COVA Conference.

07/11/2019 COVOAD Summer Membership Meeting CO COVOAD Jen VonLintel and Copper did not attend,

Jennifer VonLintel

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I attended the COVOAD Summer Membership meeting. Copper had multiple tooth extractions earlier in the week so he stayed home. Each agency gave an update for the quarter which was very interesting. The Larimer County VOAD had a table top exercise for the last hour of the meeting. We broke into smaller groups and answer various scenario questions. Colorado is also going to submit a proposal to host the National Mass Care Exercise in 2023. It looks very promising that they will be awarded to host the exercise.

07/09/2019 Fido Fluent Camp DuPage County Animal Services, Wheaton, IL Susan Johansen and Sophia,

Anne Albue & Roscoe, Amy Read & Buster, Cathy Barnes & Anela, Terri Rafter & Sweetie; Susan Johansen and Sophia

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We were invited to participate in an outside day camp for teens at an area County Animal Services. The teens were learning about the various roles dogs can assume and how to read canine body language so as to advocate for the dog. Terri gave a brief introduction about HOPE/our mission and the training involved to become a HOPE Team. We each introduced our dog, told a story about how our dog had helped/comforted/encouraged an individual(s) and then explained what our dog's individual stress signals might look like and how we respond when we see those signals. A question & answer session followed. Afterwards we each had our own designated spot where the teens could rotate through and interact with our dogs.

06/29/2019 Orange County Fire Authority "Girls Empowerment Camp" Orange County Fire Authority Steve Booth and Henry,

Jan Heppert and Sequoia, Bari Boersma and Star, Nancy Coronado and Newberry, Constance Howell and Kelda, Grace Chen and Bagel, Chantal and Sarah Jane Chelin and Maverick and Kristi Bret Harte

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What started out as an alternate date to our previous regional meeting turned into a unique training opportunity. I had inquired into using the OCFA training facility as a meeting site due to our regular site being booked. After a couple weeks of trading emails on where and when to hold the meeting, my POC asked us if we could attend the Girls Empowerment Camp held at the massive OCFA training facility. The free 2-day camp featured six hands-on stations for the campers to gain familiarity and experience with fire service functions. The activity stations included: Ropes and Knots, CPR/First Aid, Aerial Ladder Climb, Confidence Course, Roof Prop and Hose Handling. So our meeting turned into a opportunity to expose our teams to some sites, sounds and smells we might encounter during a wild fire deployment. Our teams did a great job of handling firetruck air horns, chainsaw noise, loud music, firefighter turnouts, boots and gear laid out, ladders being drug around and of course constant interaction with the campers as they navigated through the multitude of stations in firefighter gear. We had an opportunity to meet a greet local Council Members and a State Assembly Member. We also had a great meeting with the Fire Chief. Our POC was unsure of our acceptance, and roll, to the days events. After giving the Chief a brief overview of HOPE and some of the deployments we have been on involving firefighters, he basically gave us free reign of the facility and thanked us for being there. The day was getting a little warm and some of the dogs were "hitting the wall". We decided it was good time to go visit the dispatch center. After visiting the dispatch center, it was decided we would call it a day. Teams left at around 12 noon.

06/28/2019 AZ Bar Association annual convention courthouse dog presentation AZ Bar Association Pam Reinke and Hope,

Marla Martella and Yodi, Beth Ells and Cinder, Wendy Guy and Stella

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We were asked by Prosecutor Alison Ferrante to present at the 2019 AZ Bar Annual Convention after Marla and I presented to Mesa Municipal Prosecutor and Children's Advocacy Center about our work in the courts in 2018. We gave an hour long presentation about HOPE AACR with some extra focus on some of the cases we served through Phoenix Municipal and Town of Gilbert Courts since 2016. The presentation was very well received by a roomful of about 50 lawyers. Many of the audience stayed well into their lunch hour to interact and take photos with the dogs. Several mentioned that they made the best decsion today by choosing this breakout session to attend. They all had huge smiles on their faces!

Alison Ferrante approached me and said she has more time now that she is just at the Mesa office, so she intends to work on policy so that they can begin utilizing us in the Mesa courts. Another attorney approached me and requested several business cards from me because she works with the Chief of Police in Phoenix and wants them to begin utilizing our organization when needed. She said we shoild expect a phonecall from the Chief.

Another attorney asked Beth and I about how to get involved with her dog and requested our contact information. Her email to us is entitled, "I have a dog who wants to do what Cinder does!" I sent her information on how to begin the process.

Wendy commented: "On the way down the long hallway a couple of the lawyers that watched the HOPE presentation said thank you & great presentation. Also, a lawyer there is also an American flight attendant. She wants to help us when we travel and asked questions about what we are classified as & who we have flown on. I told her the rules of each airline has changed so much recently. She asked for my phone number.
If you have ideas of what we’d like her to do as far as HOPE travel if she calls I will include that. I told her we carry a letter at all times with our HOPE insurance & reason for travel."

06/28/2019 COAD meeting Yavapai County COAD SHARON MARTIN and Abby,

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Bi-monthly meeting for Yavapai County Community Organizations Active in Disaster.
Held in Prescott, AZ at the Salvation Army Chapel.
20 members in attendance.
Presentations from AARP, Equine Emergency Evacuation Group, DEMA, and YCOEM.
Bylaws, new committees, future meeting dates and preparedness discussed.
Meeting followed by facility tour and networking Lunch.
Next meeting August 2019

06/22/2019 Cupertino 2019 Preparedness Fair Cupertino Emergency Services Michael Jacobs and Molly,

Martha Kessler/Oliver; Jennifer Rose/Lady Grace; Anna Swardenski/TL

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This is the second year that HOPE has been invited to be one of approximately 15 other relief and emergency response agency booths held at Memorial Park in the City of Cupertino.
The day was beautiful, the mood was joyous, and the dogs were a giant hit.
Over the day there was 150-200 interactions.

06/12/2019 Red Cross Shelter Cheyenne Mountain High School CO Red Cross Lee Fernholz and Grace,

Janice Mann & Lucas, Lee Fernholz & Grace

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We were asked to bring our dogs to the Red Cross Shelter that had been set up for victims of an apartment fire.There were just of few residents left. The residents had just found out that they will not be able to get back into their apartments for 2 months. They were frustrated and struggling to find affordable housing.
I came on Wednesday evening during dinner time the smiles that Grace brought to the room was cool. The tension in the room dropped. Janice and Lucas went the following evening she was very well received and they all loved Lucas.

06/12/2019 O’Hare Airport Safety, Emergency Preparedness & Wellness Expo O’Hare Airport Terri Rafter and Sweetie,

Amy Read and Buster, Cathy Barnes and Anela

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This was an opportunity to meet federal, state and local agencies all sharing safety and emergency preparedness tips and best practices. We were invited back to this event and were told the HOPE dogs were a huge hit from the previous year’s expo. This was an informational event. We displayed our HOPE Banner and passed out brochures and informational sheets. Wonderful contacts were made with the Chicago Police Department and the Chicago Fire Department.

06/08/2019 Preparedness Fair CO Emergency Preparedness planner for Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management Lee Fernholz and Grace,

Serena Vogel , Janice Mann &Lucus, Shirely Abbott & Lyrrik,Ann Ringler & Kara, Lee Fernholz & Grace

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We were asked to be part of the the Preparedness Fair held at a local middle school. I arrived and Serena, our team leader, had every thing in place we had a booth set up with flyers and our banner. There were other booths set up as well . We networked with some of the other agencies that were there.We visited with the people who came to the fair.
People from the area affected came in to listen to the mayor speak . The red cross had set up a shelter so people could see how it would work and what it would look like during a disaster. The Humane society had set a shelter for animals so the people could see how that would work. They were asked to bring their pets in.
Our dogs were well received all enjoyed their presents and good behavior.

06/01/2019 Girl Scout Crisis Preparedness (IL) FEMA Terri Rafter and Sweetie,

Julie Bereckis and Deke; Teri Rafter and Sweetie

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FEMA was conducting this at the Red Cross Chicago Office. The two HOPE teams spoke about the training necessary to be a HOPE dog. We also shared specifics about deployments we had done. The Girl Scouts each came up to the dogs to pet them. Many parents and adults were there and took pictures.

05/30/2019 NorthPark career day NorthPark Elementary Jodi Smith and Daltrey,

Bari Boersma, grace Chen & Bagel, Cathleen McMurran & Fargo

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HOPE AACR was requested to participate in the career day at NorthPark Elementary (where we responded 2 years ago following a school shooting). The counselor shared that they have been wanting the HOPE dogs to come back for a visit, but have had some challenges with getting authorization to have the dogs on campus and really wanted us here for this.
Working with the contact was challenging, with lots of changes in plans (reduced number of teams to 2 per shift-from 4) in spite of multiple phone calls and attempts to plan and educate.
Once on campus we did 20 minute presentations in assigned classrooms (discussion about HOPE and time for interacting with the dogs). Students in the upper grades had prepared questions for us! Some classes did not get scheduled to meet with the dogs (some due to allergies, others due to scheduling issues). The school did not plan time for staff to visit with the dogs (despite the suggestion) though many staff found ways to make time to interact with the dog. One teacher came back several times, sharing her story of meeting Daltrey when we deployed after the shooting. She disclosed that she had. Never been much of a dog person,and her husband was anti-pets, but following her interactions with Daltrey they went and adopted a dog the next week. 9I has heard this story from an acquaintance who volunteers t the shelter~but had never met the woman). Several staff brought up their memories of the dogs from the deployment, but interestingly none of the students mentioned the shooting.
When the afternoon teams were leaving, the principal (who was quite endorsed with Bagel) asked them to visit the kindergarteners (who did not get scheduled with the dogs), the teams agreed, despite being hot and tired.

05/28/2019 Exam Stress Relief Proviso East High School Maywood, IL Terri Rafter and Sweetie ,

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Normally this would not be a HOPE event, but we had been to this school before due to 3 student deaths by suicide. Students were still in a very vulnerable place and this was a stressful year for them.

05/23/2019 AZ State VOAD AZ State VOAD Marla Martella and Yodi,

Jamie Deppey & Manda

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The VOAD meeting was held right after the AZ DEMA (Dept of Emergency and Military Affairs) Summit meeting in the same location so we had the opportunity to visit with some of those leaving the prior meeting who were not VOAD members. We had two teams at the DEMA meeting earlier in the day. The meeting started with approval of the previous minutes and reviewing financials. We then spent quite a bit of time discussing the problem of sheltering the immigrants crossing the border in Yuma and the areas south of Tucson. Various organizations shared about what they were doing to help in providing sheltering, food and supplies distribution, labor and transportation. All said the shortages from the continual immigration flow put the areas in a crisis situation. We then discussed new disaster technology that was being introduced. The AZ VOAD was selected by the National VOAD to pilot and test a new disaster response tool, Disaster Agencies Response Technology (DART) Volunteer Management module which is a system designed to manage volunteers and other aspects of the disaster cycle that saw serious problems during the 2017 hurricane season. Next discussed was the National VOAD Conference which will be held in Phoenix, the week of May 18 2020. April then reviewed the status of the newly formed committees (Membership, Community, EOC Liaison, 2020 Nat’l Conf., Faith Based, Recovery, Mass Care) and where help was needed. Regional VOAD chair/reps and Whitney Hensiak reviewed what the VOADS were doing around the state.

05/23/2019 DEMA Whole Community Resilience Summit AZ Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA) Wendy Guy and Stella,

Stephanie & Parker

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This was the seventh statewide DEMA Whole Community Resilience Summit. DEMA coordinates Arizona’s disaster emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts among federal, tribal, state and local governments; non-governmental private and volunteer organizations. We arrived early & mingled with people at tables during registration. They had us seated at different tables for the presentations. Lt. Colonel Ron Strickland, Divisional Secretary for Business, the Salvation Army did the welcome since we used the Salvation Army building for the meeting. Whitney Hensiak, Volunteer Agency & Private Sector Liaison, AZ DEMA than welcomed everyone too. Wendy Smith-Reeve, Director, AZ DEMA-Emergency Mgmt. Division spoke about the role she plays & how DEMA handles emergencies. Maria Pina, Admin Asst.-Human Services Division, Maricopa Association of Governments spoke about how they are gearing up for summer with giving homeless people water, water relief stations & looking for partners to have relief stations and help with efforts during heat. She showed us how to use their website to see relief stations & talked about current need to get information to everyone. Vicki Bond, Public Info. Office-Community Outreach Coordinator, AZ DEMA spoke about her program with sign language & the importance during crisis of helping those with disabilities. She showed a clip of a crisis when they used someone not able to do the sign language correctly to relay pertinent information. It showed how important it is to have qualified & trained sign language teams for emergencies. They had 2 sign language team members at the front table taking turns signing to someone at their table with hearing impairment. We then had a break where we mingled some more with people who were familiar with HOPE & some new friends. Dave Roby, Web EOC administrator, AZ DEMA & Eric Shreve, Senior GIS Analyst, AZ DEMA then showed us how to use their websites to locate fires, potential fires & up to date information pertinent to keep everyone informed.As everyone was released to lunch we found our way out of the building where we visited for awhile before heading home. We estimated there were somewhere in the range of 100 attendees and most being key players in the organizations they represented so it was a great networking opportunity for HOPE.

05/22/2019 Mental Health Wellness Fair El Toro High School, Lake Forest, CA Bette Caldwell and N/A,

Pam Bertz and Rustee, Jan Heppert and Sequoia

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El Toro High School holds an annual Mental Health Wellness Fair. In addition to HOPE AACR, there were approximately 15 other agencies/groups from Orange County that provide a variety of services to those in need. The event, set up in the quad area of the school, was well organized as students were encouraged to visit the various booths. Each student had a "passport" and was asked to get a check mark on it as they visited the presenters. Interestingly (and not surprising) the 350+ students who came to see our HOPE dogs did not ask for check marks. Instead, they asked for information such as dog breed and what HOPE does as well as how to get involved with therapy work. The students were extremely respectful toward us as well as with one another. A number of the students who had attended the Fair last year remembered Rustee and asked about Henry. Pam and Jan related very well with the students and observed them closely. As a result, Jan noticed a girl with cut marks on her arms (some fresh, some old). This girl spent several minutes petting Sequoia and a student behind her seemed to be comforting her by stroking her hair. Jan shared her concern with the Intervention Counselor. Meanwhile, Pam went to visit the classroom of limited English-speaking students and shared Rustee with them. A number of students shared relevant comments as they petted Rustee and Sequoia: "Oh, my God, you made my day... I am SO happy!" "I love dogs more than people." "This is just what I needed; I wish I could stay here all day." "Of course, I still have Rustee's card from last year; it is a national treasure." "I have never been happier than I am right now!"

05/22/2019 CFED Conference CFED Jodi Smith and Daltrey,

Carol Betzer & Busy, Laura Finlon & gunner, Katy Priest & Wall-E, Cathleen McMurran & Fargo

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The California Fire EMS & Disaster Conference (CFED) was held in Palm Desert. I presented a 75 minute workshop on HOPE AACR in the afternoon, and we were asked to have HOPE teams available to greet conference attendees in the morning and throughout the day.

The workshop drew around 30 attendees, several attendees had worked with HOPE before, and shared their experience with the audience. One attendee shared that her daughter is a student at NorthPark Elementary (where hope provided support 2 years ago following a School shooting). She shared that her daughter did not want to return to school, but the dogs motivated her and helped her have a positive experience when school reopened. The attendee (A first responder) expressed her gratitude. There were also several people in attendance who were very interested in possibly becoming HOPE teams.

During the morning keynote sessions there were several emotional topics (TUbbs Fire, military debrief of a rescue in Afghanistan, and human trafficking)- several attendees sought out our teams during the presentation. One team (Carol & Busy) spent a significant amount of time with one person. Our teams received quite a bit of attention throughout the day and we met lots of first responders who were unfamiliar with HOPE, and also saw many old friends.

05/20/2019 Flagstaff Therapy Dog Teams Flagstaff Therapy Dog Teams Marla Martella and Yodi,

Beth Ells and Cinder, Diane Spence and Chloe

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I met Sybil when we were on a conference call for a Yavapai County COAD meeting. She was on the call for the Coconino County VOAD, where she is the chair. She contacted me afterwards to learn more about HOPE, the organization and our disaster recovery work. Most of our fire deployments are in northern AZ, in Yavapai and Coconino counties. Sybil is also a therapy dog handler in the Flagstaff area, and knows and works with a number of therapy teams in that area. She and another team in the area have become very interested in applying for HOPE and have indicated they are doing the application paperwork. As a result of discussions with some of the other therapy teams about HOPE, she said there was quite a bit of interest in the organization and asked if we might come up to Flagstaff and do a presentation. A date was decided on at least a month out based on everyone’s schedules. She said 3 teams would be good. We gladly accepted because we need teams in that fire prone area. Two of our senior team members would be up there anyway (second homes) so I would drive up and join them, doing a team presentation. I confirmed with Sybil about a week and a half prior and she said she expected 15-20 people. I drove up for the presentation after responding to a school callout that morning, hitting a pretty bad late May snowstorm on the way up. Diane, Beth and I met at the United Way building where Sybil works and got set up for the presentation. There ended up being only 6 people attending: Sybil and a United Way co-Worker, an intern and an associate with the probation office who I had invited from a separate conversation, an Emergency Manager with the Flagstaff EOC, and one other therapy team. It was good presentation practice and good to meet the Emergency Manager and the other therapy team member, but it was pretty disappointing for us to prepare for and travel to a presentation that had minimal target demographic attendees. Sybil was surprised and apologetic there were so many “no shows”. It was lightly snowing then so that might have had an impact. It was still early enough to drive back most of the way with light despite the light snow, so we decided to head home.

05/17/2019 Career Day Spring Valley Elementary School Chris Bridge and Mia,

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Mia and I were invited to participate in Career Day at Spring Valley Elementary School which has approximately 300 students plus staff members. I prepared a trifold display for the children and staff to see. In attendance were police , firefighters, paramedics, sheriff deputies, highway patrol, nurses, doctors, a judge, lawyers, and the mounted police (who brought their horses).

05/15/2019 Presentation about HOPE to High School Students DeTour Community School Julia Meier and Kayak,

Julia Meier and Kayak

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Description:

Two high school seniors were doing a presentation for students about the training and care of dogs. I was asked to present the procedure of training for HOPE-AACR. There were questions answered at the end of my presentation. The room was full of 25 juniors and seniors plus 5 staff members, including the principal.

04/23/2019 Every Victim Every Time Bryan, Texas Nancy Steger and Gus,

Sharon Evans and Mercy, Sally Farley and Abbie, Nancy Steger and Gus and Gwen Leever

CGC
Description:

A two-day conference providing law enforcement, medical and mental health professionals and social service agencies an opportunity to learn valuable information about victim issues related to the criminal justice system. Approximately 800 in attendance.

04/14/2019 Texas Emergency Management Conference San Antonio, Texas Sally Farley and Abbie,

Sharon Evans and Mercy, Nancy Steger and Gus

CGC
Description:

This was a three-day conference involving all facets of emergency management, There were over 200 workshops including Search and Rescue, Public Health/Medical/EMS/Law Enforcement/Operations/Disaster Recovery.

04/04/2019 Every 15 Minutes - San Jacinto High School California Highway Patrol Bette Caldwell and N/A,

Carol Betzer and Nikki; Laura Finlon and Gunner; Katie Priest and Wall-E

PSW
Description:

The teams gathered at 7:45 am and met in a classroom near the gym. First responders were interacting with the students selected for the program: the victims, the Grim Reaper, and the Living Dead. When the Grim Reaper went to the classrooms to claim his "victims", Katie and Carol, with their dogs, accompanied him while Laura went to the Counseling Center to meet with students who might need comfort. About 9:30, the participants went to the crash scene in preparation for the assembly. The crash scene included the two crashed cars, a fire engine, and a police car. Shortly thereafter, we heard sirens and paramedics and an ambulance arrived. We heard an on-going dialog among the law enforcement staff and the first responders. The students (juniors and seniors) were very attentive, as were the staff members. We returned to the classroom where the students removed the make-up and prepared for lunch. Early afternoon, the students boarded the bus for the evening Retreat at Camp Ronald McDonald. The HOPE members also drove and settled into the cabin for our overnight stay. Mid-afternoon, team building games and activities were held, followed by dinner. After dinner, the students and staff gathered for a meeting with two law enforcement officers from Riverside County. They talked with the students about the severity of drinking and driving. They spoke realistically about the consequences of DUI incidents and obviously had an impact on the students. Following their presentation, Officer Meyer coordinated a speaker/listener activity. This was followed by a meditative visualization exercise as the students sat in a large circle. As they passed the candle, each student and staff member shared their feelings about the program and what they had gained from the experience. Some of the students became extremely emotional as they shared their feelings with their peers. As this activity ended, Officer Meyer gave the students the assignment of writing a letter to their parents, beginning with the sentence, "Today, I died." The following morning, the group returned to school to participate in the Memorial Service, which was held in the gymnasium. The audience was extremely respectful. Following the showing of the video, the school's Jazz Choir sang a beautiful song and several individuals -- students and adults -- shared various perspectives on the danger of DUI. Following the assembly, numerous students interacted with the dogs. From there, the handlers went to the Counseling Center where we met with more students. The dogs definitely did their jobs, as did the handlers!
Approximate number of interactions: 500.

03/12/2019 Harris County District Attorney-Victim Assistance Houston, Texas Sally Farley and Abbie,

Sharon Evans and Mercy, Nancy Steger and Gus, Ruthe Warren and Christopher, Shannon Smith and MaddieRoux

CGC
Description:

This event was to let the Victim Assistance office hear what HOPE does and actually meet the dogs in person at their weekly meeting. We, in turn, learned what they do and how they want to use our dogs.

02/19/2019 WA State Police Academy GraduationBurien, WA WA State Police

Leslie Williams
Ailynn Knox Collins and Lady Rose

PNW
Description: Interact with families of graduating first res-ponders to help them understand the stresses their family will have
02/13/2019 AZ Statewide Public Safety Peer Support Training Detective Jonathon Appel-Mesa Police Department

Diane Spence and Chole - Beth Ells and Cinder - Marla Martella and Yodi

PSW
Description: Comfort attendees of a Crisis Communication, Suicide Prevention and Self Care training
02/12/2019 MN Governor's Homeland Security and Emergency Management Conference MN Department of Public Safety/HSEM

Laura Fruci and Gioia; Lisa Bugman and Ivy; Bill and Julie Powell and Winston

MWR
Description: Presentation on HOPE AACR to Emergency Managers, first responders, relief agencies, and schools from all counties in MN.
02/09/2019 Harris County Citizens Corps CERT Rodeo Houston, Texas Sharon Evans and Mercy,

Sally Farley and Abbie, Nancy Steger and Gus, Jeanne Hooke and Rebel, David and Kathy Philips and Tess

CGC
Description:

The 13th Annual Harris County CERT Rodeo for regional teams to practice emergency skills.

02/08/2019 U.S. Army Family Weekend, St. Augustine, FL U.S. Army

Anne Bell, Kathy Burns, Lori Coleman, Sandy Kalota, Janet Kemmerer, Susan Smalling

SER
Description:

Mandatory training for military members, accompanied by families, approx. 300 in attendance; 2/8-9, 2019.

01/27/2019 Universty of AZ College of Medicine U of A Event Coordinator

Marla Martella/Yodi - Mary Lou Jennings/Cricket - Jamie Deppey/Manda

PSW
Description: STEM Learning Event
01/22/2019 El Dorado HS finals week El Dorado HS Activities Director

Steve Booth/Henry - Carol Betzer/Nikki - Linda Teahen/Calvin - Kathy Lowmiller/Mariah

PSW
Description: Public Relations with CRN and Placentia/Yorba Linda School District
01/16/2019 San Diego VOAD Meeting SD VOAD

Michelle Ray/Sundance

PSW
Description: VOAD Meeting
01/16/2019 Grayson County Rotary Club Sherman, Texas Chris Bridge and Mia,

Chris Bridge and Mia

CGC
Description:

HOPE AACR Presentation to the Rotary Club.

01/10/2019 Westmont HS "Winter Wish" Program Westmont HS Activities Director

Michael Jacobs/Molly - Christi Bragg/Gerti - Kathy Felix/Cody

PSW
Description: Granting the "Winter Wish" of students at Westmont HS of having canines visit the campus
01/10/2019 Mesa AZ police department peer support Mesa Police Department

Marla Martella/Yodi - Stephanie Clark/Parker - Beth Ells/Cinder - Sharon Martin/Abby

PSW
Description: Helping new Mesa PD police recruits and their families deal with starting the academy
05/07/2019 Recovery Conference Northcare Network Keena Jones and Bella,

Karen Alvord and Charles

MW
Description:

The Recovery Conference mission is to strengthen the ongoing recovery movement in our community by focusing on empowering individuals, educating the community and building peer relationships and connections. We were invited in to make a 45 minute presentation.

12/19/2018 Spokane Christmas Bureau Distribution Event Spokane Christmas Bureau

Janet Johnson and RowdyKelly Heck and Roxy

PNW
Description:
12/16/2018 Army Yellow Ribbon Army

Connie Perkins (TL) Carol Betzer & Nikki

PSW
Description:
12/15/2018 Mesa Police Dept. Peer Support "shop with a cop" Mesa Police Dept. Peer Support group

Sharon Martin & Abby, Marsha Sturm & Naelee, Victoria Cowper & Nana, Pam Reinke & Hope, Stephanie Clark & Parker and Marla & Yodi

PSW
Description:
12/07/2018 NASA-Johnson Space Center(Clear Lake, TX) NASA

Sally Farley (TL) and Abbie, Nancy Steger and Gus

CGC
Description:
12/07/2018 Pre-exam Stress Relief Lake Superior State University

Nicholas Meier and Kayak

MWR
Description:
12/07/2018 Mental Health Awareness Fair Sault Ste. Marie (MI) High School

Nicholas Meier and Ischgl; Julia Meier and Kayak; Karen Alvord and Charles

MWR
Description:
11/29/2018 Whole Community Summit City of Chicago Catastrophic Planning Team

Terri Rafter and Susan Johansen

MWR
Description:
11/17/2018 Turkey Fest Salvation Army (IN)

Gayle Sprinkle and Charlie

MWR
Description:
11/11/2018 Hamilton Co. (IN) CERT Hamilton Co. (IN) CERT

Gayle Sprinkle and Charlie

MWR
Description:
11/10/2018 Rancho Cucamonga Police Department Annual Open House & Crime Prevention Rally Rancho Cucamonga Police Department

Grace Chen & Bagel, Laura Finlon & Gunner, Katy Priest & Wall-E, Jodi Smith and Daltrey

PSW
Description:
11/07/2018 Orange County Department of EducationCRN OCDE CRN

Pam/Rustee & Peggy/Bunker & Laura/Gunner & Steve and Henry & Leslie White (TL)

PSW
Description:
11/04/2018 Peninsula Humane Society recruitment presentation Pet Assisted Therapy (PAT) program

Kathy Felix/Cody and Mike and Molly

PSW
Description:
10/31/2018 Active Shooter Drill JKL Bahweting School and Sault Tribal Police (MI)

Brenda Ransom and Raven; Keena Jones and Bella; Karen Alvord and Charles

MWR
Description:
10/31/2018 Solano County Probation Department Wellness Day Solano County Probation Department

Stephanie Barger/Berlin, Gil Anema/Suave, Jennifer Rose/Lady Grace & Mike and Molly

PSW
Description:
10/25/2018 Mesa Police Dept Peer Support Mesa PD Detective Jonathon Appel

Beth Ells & Cinder, Wendy Guy & Stella, Pam Reinke & Hope, Marla and Yodi

PSW
Description:
10/24/2018 10th Annual Preparedness Coalition Symposium(Galveston, TX) SETRAC

Jeanne Hooke (TL) and Rebel, Diane Cook and Walter

CGC
Description:
10/22/2018 One year anniversary of the Santa Rosa Fire. American Medical Response PSW
Description:
10/20/2018 Back to School Health Fair Assembly member Marc Berman

Michael Jacobs/Molly; Kathy Felix/Cody; Martha Kessler/OliverChristi Bragg/Gertie

PSW
Description:
10/17/2018 AZ VOAD General Meeting AZ VOAD

Pam Reinke and Hope & Marla and Yodi

PSW
Description:
10/16/2018 Safety/Emergency Preparedness Expo O'Chicago Department of Aviation

Terri Rafter and Connie Peterson as Team Leaders; Cathy Barnes and Anela; Julie Bereckis and Deke; Becky Jankowski and Lizzy; Susan Johansen and Sophia; Terri Rafter and Sweetie

MWR
Description:
10/16/2018 Montecito Mudslide Presentation Panel Public Safety Peer Support Association

Bari & Star, Jodi & Daltry, Raquel & Pickles, Steve & Henry

PSW
Description:
10/12/2018 School Nurses of WA State Convention School Nurses of WA State

Molly Fisher & PicklesLeslie Williams TL

PNW
Description:
10/04/2018 WA State Corrections Branch Gradation WA State Corrections Branch

Leslie Williams TL

PNW
Description:
09/27/2018 Mackinac Island: Bridging the Gap Mackinac County Emergency Management

Nicholas Meier and Kayak

MWR
Description:
09/22/2018 San Mateo County Disaster Preparedness Day San Mateo County

Kathy Felix and Cody, Martha and Oliver

PSW
Description:
09/22/2018 CBP Family Outreach Event U.S Customs and Border Protection Agency

Bari and Star, Grace and Bagel

PSW
Description:
09/18/2018 Operation Swift Current United States Coast Guard

Connie Peterson HAR; Nicholas Meier and Kayak; Julia Meier and Ischgl; Anna Marten and Maggie; Kelly December and Daisy

MWR
Description:
09/16/2018 Superhero Pancake Breakfast Dianne Peppler Resource Center

Ginger Stratton as Team Leader; Brenda Ransom and Raven

MWR
Description:
09/16/2018 Pet Advocacy Fair Saving Innocent Souls

Robert Engelter as Team Leader; Becky Engelter and Ella

MWR
Description:
09/15/2018 Kern County Disaster Preparedness Community Fair Kern County VOAD / Cert / Fire Department

Kristie Bret Harte (TL) Sarah Jane Chelin and Bailey, Chantal Chelin and Maverick

PSW
Description:
09/15/2018 Prepare Fair 2018 Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division

Robert Starr and Oliver

MWR
Description:
09/07/2018 Michael Herne Big Band Barn Dance(Taos, NM) Michael Herne Big Band Barn Dance

Dianne Hughes and Daisy

CGC
Description:
09/07/2018 Institute on Violence in Abuse & Trauma Institute on Violence in Abuse & Trauma

Lois Abrams (Lifetime Member); Susan Harris & Izzy; LaWana Heald & Robby; Katherine Jarrett & Teddy; Grace Chen & Bagel: Pam and Rustee

PSW
Description:
09/06/2018 Suicide: The Ripple Effect Alger County Community Collaborative

Keena Jones and Bella; Kelly December and Daisy

MWR
Description:
08/31/2018 WA State Police Graduation WA State Police

Leslie Williams TLTeresa Fay & Tucker

PNW
Description:
08/24/2018 Family Class for new WA State Corrections Department officers WA State Department of Corrections

Leslie Williams

PNW
Description:
08/13/2018 Camp Kids are Kids Camp Kids are Kids, Chicago, IL

Susan Johansen and Sophia; Terri Rafter and Sweetie

MWR
Description:
08/12/2018 Premera Blue Cross Emergency Response Faire Emergency Preparedness Premera Blue Cross of WA

Leslie Williams TLConnie Clark-Redmond and Zelda
Lia Bijsterveld and Halley
Christi Dudzik and Paddy

PNW
Description:
08/10/2018 C.O.P.S. Meeting/ Picnic C.O.P.S. Leadership

Leslie Williams TLPatty Day and Charlie
Erin O'Hagan and Dublin

Description:
08/08/2018 Yavapai VOAD presentation. AZ VOAD

Beth Ellis and Cinder - Wendy Guy and Stella

PSW
Description:
07/29/2018 Yellow Ribbon Event US Army

Gayle Sprinkle and Charlie; Amy Read and Buster; Vicki Vandenburg and Andy

MWR
Description:
07/15/2018 Patriot Drill North Salvation ArmyUS Army US Air Force WI National Guard Team Rubicon

Gayle Sprinkle and Charlie; Karen Alvord and Charles

MWR
Description:
07/11/2018 Indiana VOAD Indiana VOAD

Gayle Sprinkle and Charlie

MWR
Description:
07/07/2018 CERT and Kiwanis Club Recognition Dinner CERT and Kiwanis Club

Gayle Sprinkle and Charlie

MWR
Description:
06/09/2018 Beaumont Children's Museum(Beaumont, TX) Beaumont Children's Museum

Sara Gubala and Kennedy

CGC
Description:
06/07/2018 Upper Peninsula (MI) Human Trafficking Task Force Upper Peninsula (MI) Human Trafficking Task Force

Brenda Ransom and Raven

MWR
Description:
06/05/2018 Presentation and Networking Kent Meridian High School District

Connie Redmond and Zelda

PNW
Description:
06/05/2018 Operation Military Support YMCA Camp Carson

Gayle Sprinkle and Charlie; Vicki VanDenburg and Andy

MWR
Description:
05/29/2018 Hoosier Burn Camp Hoosier Burn Camp

Gayle Sprinkle and Charlie; Vicki Vandenburgh and Andy

MWR
Description:
05/18/2018 League City Girl Scout Troop(League City, TX) League City Girl Scout Troop

Sally Farley and Abbie

CGC
Description:
05/16/2018 Orange County Department of Education Award Ceremony Orange County Department of Education

Pam Bertz and Rustee: Steve Booth and Henry

PSW
Description:
05/05/2018 DKG Statewide Conference for California Bette Caldwell

Cathleen McMurran and Fargo. Pam Bertz and Rustee

PSW
Description:
05/02/2018 Health and Safety Fair Oregon Community Colleges

Ginger Nickel & Gryffindor

PNW
Description:
04/30/2018 Pre-exam Stress Relief Lake Superior State University

Nicholas Meier and Katie LynnJulia Meier and Kayak
Keena Jones and Bella

MWR
Description:
04/28/2018 CERT Class Hamilton Co. (IN) CERT

Gayle Sprinkle and Charlie

MWR
Description:
04/26/2018 Take Your Child to Work Day FEMA Region V

Terri Rafter and Sweetie; Deb Jones and Bailey

MWR
Description:
04/25/2018 Rural and Ready Symposium Chippewa (MI) County Health Department

Nicholas Meier and Ischgl; Brenda Ransom and Raven

MWR
Description:
04/25/2018 Mock Tornado Hamilton Co. (IN) CERT

Gayle Sprinkle and Charlie

MWR
Description:
04/20/2018 EngageAR - Annual Conference(Arkansas) ARVOAD

Amy Greenway (TL), Mary Armstrong and Hobie, Allan Gates and Lucy, Vicki Lind and Cali

CGC
Description:
04/20/2018 Yellow Ribbon Event Air Force Reserve Command

Steph Esquell, Team Leader; Terri Rafter and Sweetie; Deb Jones and Bailey; Amy Read and Buster; Cathy Barnes and Anela; Julie Bereckis and Boston

MWR
Description:
04/20/2018 American Red Cross, AZ, NM, El Paso Region Red Cross Regional Disaster Officer

Beth Ells & Cinder, Wendy Guy & Stella, Cindy Jacques & Yankee, Sharon Martin & Abby, Diane Spence & Chloe, Marsha Sturm & Naelee, Marla Martella and Yodi

PSW
Description:
04/19/2018 Vancouver Canada Coast Guard Canadian Department of Fisheries & Oceans, Canadian Coast Guard

Lia Bijsterveld and Halley

PNW
Description:
04/19/2018 VOAD meeting VOAD San Bernardino County

Laura Finlon and Gunner

PSW
Description:
04/18/2018 American Red Cross meeting. San Francisco County ARC

Michael and Molly and Kathy and Cody

PSW
Description:
04/18/2018 Chandler Horizon Rotary Club Chandler Horizon Rotary Club

Pam Reinke & Hope and Marla Martella and Yodi

PSW
Description:
04/07/2018 Out of the Darkness Suicide Awareness Walk(Little Rock, ARKANSAS) University Arkansas Little Rock Counseling Services

Amy Greenway (TL), Vicki Lind and Cali, Allan Gates and Lucy

CGC
Description:
04/04/2018 Pet Companion Club PebbleCreek Assc.

Natalie Widomski

PSW
Description:
03/25/2018 Meet the Breeds Station Mall, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada

Nicholas Meier and IschglJulia Meier and Kayak

MWR
Description:
03/18/2018 Honor Working Dogs St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Imlay City, MI

Kathie Whitehouse and BaileyPam Bennett and Quincy

MWR
Description:
03/17/2018 USMC & USN Family Days USMC Chaplin

Natalie Widomski (TL);Marla Martella & Yodi;
Beth Ells & Cinder;
Marsha Strum & Naelee;
Marge McLeod & Napa;
Mary Lou Jennings & Cricket

PSW
Description:
03/13/2018 Mesa City Prosecutors Office Presentation Mesa AZ Prosecutors Office

Pam Reinke and Hope: Marla Martella and Yodi

PSW
Description:
03/03/2018 Public Library Informational Fair Salem Public Library Deployment Agency

Tiffany Moran HARGinger Nickel & Gryffindor

PNW
Description:
03/02/2018 Community Good Mental Health Day MI-VOAD

Pam Bennett and Quincey

MWR
Description:
02/25/2018 Fund Raiser: Santa Barbara CA Santa Barbara Police Department

LaWana Heald and Robbie: Grace Chen and Bagel: Steve Booth and Henry

PSW
Description:
02/18/2018 Washington County Juvenile Services Juvenile Services Hillsboro County

Liz Schwelker & Jazzi

PNW
Description:
02/13/2018 2018 National Mass Care Exercise (NMCE) Arizona Department of Emergency & Military Affairs (DEMA)

Marla Martella;Penny Summers

PSW
Description:
02/13/2018 City of Simi Valley City of Simi Valley

Sarah Jane Chelin & Bailey;Chantal Chelin & Maverick

PSW
Description:
02/07/2018 Arkansas VOAD/Children in Emergencies VOAD

Mary Armstrong and Hobie

CGC
Description:
02/02/2018 CERT Rodeo(Houston, TX) City of Houston-CERT

Jim Kelaher (TL), Gwen Leever and Riley, Sharon Evans and Mercy, Ruthe Warren and Christopher, Sally Farley and Abbie, Nancy Steger and Gus, Dave Phillips and Tess, Kathy Phillips and Tess

CGC
Description:
01/27/2018 University of Arizona Biomedical Campus University of Arizona Biomedical Campus

Pam Reinke & Hope;Mary Lou Jennings & Cricket;
Penny Summers & Lilly

PSW
Description:
01/26/2018 Chandler Unified School District Chandler Unified School District

Marla Martella & Yodi;Cindy Jacques & Yankee Doodle;
Sharon Martin & Abby;
Natalie Widomski (TL)

PSW
Description:
01/24/2018 "Do it for Daniel" Suicide Awareness Program Munising (MI) High SchoolSuperior Central (MI) Schools

Keena Jones and Bella

MWR
Description:
01/21/2018 MI Winter Dog Classic None

Kathie Whitehouse and Bailey

MWR
Description:
01/19/2018 Arizona Department of Education, Emergency Preparedness Arizona Department of Education, Emergency Preparedness

Marla Martella (TL);Beth Ells & Cinder;
Wendy Guy & Stella;
Cindy Jacques & Yankee Doodle;
Sharon Martin & Abby

PSW
Description:
01/17/2018 CERT Training Session Office of Emergency Management and Communications-Cook County, IL

Terri Rafter and SweetieJulie Bereckis and Boston
Amy Read and Buster
Cathy Barnes and Anela

MWR
Description:
01/08/2018 San Mateo County Red Cross San Mateo County American Red Cross

Michael Jacobs & Molly;Kathy Felix & Cody

PSW
Description:
12/17/2015 Superstition Fire & Medical District Superstition Fire Dept.

Pat Severence & PilarLinda Helms & Filbert

Description: Presentation
10/31/2015 Hawthorne Police Dept.Halloween Safety Event, Hawthorne, CA Hawthorne Police Dept.

Constance Howell & Cigfa

PSW
Description: Halloween Fun Event promoting Safety for Children
10/24/2015 Ayso Friendship FestivalHawthorne, CA City of Hawthorne, Mayor

LaWana Heald & Robby
Pam Cooper & Harley, Katherine Jarrett & Teddy, Betty Walsh & Apache, Kristie Bret Harte & Lily, Constance Howell & Cigfa, Alyce Sumita & Maximillian, Diana Cevallos & Sammy

PSW
Description: HOPE dogs were there as part of a festival honoring handicapped youngsters in a soccer tournament
10/04/2015 Let's Talk Events Car ShowBay Area, Calif. Let's Talk Events

Jeannie Eagan & Annie, Sam Eagan (TL)
Martha Kessler & Oliver

PSW
Description: HOPE set up an information booth informing people about HOPE and fundraisin
09/29/2015 Vet Center Open HousePhoenix Arizona Vet Center

Diane Spence & Coco, Penny Summers & Lilly, Beth Ells & Cinder

PSW
Description: We were invited to participate at the VEt Center Open House, The staff discussed with the the many services they provide for veterans
09/23/2015 CSU Channel Islands Emergency Fair, Ventura Co, Calif CSU Channel Islands

Betty Walsh & Apache, Sarah Jane Chelin, Chantal Chelin & Maverick

PSW
Description: We were asked to participate in the SCU Emergency Fair
07/25/2015 Yellow Ribbon Event Phoenix, CA US Air Force Reserves

Marsha Sturm & Naelee, Beth Ells & Cinder, Pat Severance & Pilar, Pam Reinke & Hope, Penny Summers & Lily, Renee Wierz & Jack

PSW
Description:

Support to the US Air Force reservists and their families in this reintegration weekend

07/05/2015 FUND RAISER Easthampton Congregational Church

Ned Poland & Brinkley

SER
Description: regional benefit concert for Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. HOPE team served as greeter and helped collect $2800
06/06/2015 San Mateo County Disaster Preparedness DaySan Mateo, CA San Mateo OES

Jeannie Eagan & Annie, Sam Eagan (TL) Martha Kessler & Oliver

PSW
Description: HOPE participated as an exhibitor at the annual Disaster Preparedness Day
06/01/2015 Sunset Library CarnivalChandler AZ Sunset Library

Pam Reinke & Hope, Penny Summers & Lilly

PSW
Description: Summer reading kickoff program
05/14/2015 City of Phoenix Monsoon Preparedness Day City of Phoenix

Penny Summers & LillyPam Reinke & Hope

PSW
Description: A conference with 1st responders and other to learn about monsoon preparedness.
05/06/2015 AZ Department of Emergency & Military Arrairs AZ Dept. of Emergency & Military Affairs

Pam Reinke & Hope, Penny Summers & Lilly, Marsha Sturm & Naelee, Donna Black & Gabriel

PSW
Description: 4th Annual Summit for ADEM. Networked with 1st responders
04/24/2015 Yellow RibbonAnaheim, CA USAF Reserves

Katherine & Teddy, LaWana Heald & Robby, Kathy Lowmiller & Mariah

PSW
Description: Support for military and their families for the reintegrations event
04/15/2015 Take Back The NightUniversity of Irvine, CA UCI

Leslie White & Lexi, LaWana Heald & Robby, Pam Bertz & Restee, Katherine Jarrett & Teddy, Jane horsfield & Kiss, Betty Walsh & Appache, Anne Gundersen & Hogan, Karen Blackburn & Molly, Carol Betzer & Nikki, Jan AVen & ChaCha

PSW
Description: March and speakers on campus to raise awareness of domestic violence
03/20/2015 US Army ReservesYellow Ribbon Event, Cypress, CA US Army Reserves

Leslie White & Lexi
Pam Bertz & Rustee

PSW
Description: support Army Reservists & their families, who were about to mobilize for one year
02/27/2015 USAF Reserves Yellow Ribbon Event, Anaheim, CA USAF Reserves

LaWana Heald & Robby, Jan Aven & Muffin, Carol Betzer & Malibu, Karen Blackburn & Molly

PSW
Description: Participated in the Yellow Ribbon Reintergration Program Event for U.S. Air Force Reserves
02/20/2015 Gilbert Home SchoolDog Study, Gilbert, AZ Gilbert Home School Co-op

Diane Spence & Coco, Pam Reinke & Hope, Donna Black & Gabriel, Penny Summers & Lilly

PSW
Description: Met with a group of home schooled youngsters who were studying about dogs
02/18/2015 Youth Service Providers Meet & Greet, Simi Valley, CA Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District

Sarah Jane & Baily

PSW
Description: Annual Meet and greet, the event provides the opportunity for local non-profits to share services and programs available to Simi Valley teens
01/23/2015 Awareness FairCarl Hankey School, Mission Viejo, CA Carl Hankey School

LaWana Heald & Robby,
Pam Bertz & Rustee, Katherine Jarrett & Teddy, Carol Betzer & Nikki, Karen Blackburn & Molly, Nadine Bodnar & Nellie,Jan Aven & Muffin, Sarah Jane & Bailey, Chantal Chelin & Maverick

PSW
Description: We were invited to participate in an Awareness Fair that was to raise awareness about people being kind to others regardless of differences
01/17/2015 AYSO Vip Friendship Festival, Hawthorne, CA Mayor of Hawthorne

Noreen Yosida-Peer (TL)LaWana & Robby, Pam Bertz & Rustee, Sarah Jane Chelin & Bailey, Chantal Chelin & Maverick, Krstie Bret Harte & Lily, Constance Howell & Cigfa, Katherine Jarrett & Teddy, Pam Lucado & Kona Kae, Betty Walsh & Apache

PSW
Description: Soccer Tournament & Festival for Handicapped players
01/09/2015 Paws 4 WishPhoenix, AZ National Canine Cancer Foundation

Pam Reinke & Hope
Sherry Buchbinder & Doc Barker, Marsha Sturm & Naelee, Donna Black & Gabriel, Pat Severance & Pilar, Diane Spence & Coco, Beth Ells & Cinder

PSW
Description: Benefit for National Canine Cancer Foundation
12/07/2014 Rimrock Shopping MallDrill/event dealing with large numbers of people in stress mode Rimrock Shopping Mall Billings, MT

Harry Schlitz and Tanya Vaught as Team Leaders; Jo Acton & Kelly; Lyn Findley & Sierra

RMR
Description: Provide support to shoppers during a stress-filled time Multiple age -group population
10/11/2014 Bozeman MT Airport drill Gallatin Field Airport Authority

Susan Ellis (HAR); Harry Schlitz (TL); Tanya Vaught (TL); and Nancy Dodd & Yuiki, Suzy Saltiel & Quinn, Linda Karell & chervil, Lori Jacobs & Stella

RMR
Description: Provide emotional support to (actors) uninjured and awaiting family members after a simulated plane crash. Coordinate with Red Cross and airport personnell.
09/24/2014 Medical disaster Westfield/Hamilton, Fishers/Marion CERT

Gayle Sprinkle & Charlie

Description: mentoring hands on 1st aid. The last 30 minutes were actual Drill - various scenarios of injured victims. While waiting for the class to come, Charlie went to each victim and waited with them, helped establish their roles for the drill, plus his involvement as comfort.
06/22/2014 transportation training trip

Patricia Hess & Abby

Description:
05/31/2014 Missoula MT Airport drill Missoula Emergency Services

Trish McKay & Ben, Rebecca Annis & Ursa

RMR
Description: Provide emotional support to family members in staging area
05/22/2014 Simulated telphone conference/onsite drill MNVOAD

Sharon Anderson

Description: HOPE, along with other VOAD agencies, were to describe what services and personnel were available for this type of experience
05/14/2014 Airline event LEPC Yellowstone County

Harry Schlitz (TL), Lyn Findley & Sunnie, Tanya Vaught & Ginnie, Shelia Ruble & Quigley

RMR
Description: Teams at both hospital family support centers in drill of airline event
05/12/2014 Vigilent Guard-Wide CISM

Patricia Hess & AbbyGail Thompson and Tani

Description: multi-agency, multi-county drill. The 2 HopeAACR teams were assigned to dcort. The scenario was a hurricane patients were injured when the hospital collapsed
05/07/2014 Erie International Airport Drill American Red Cross

Melanie Dunbar, TL Malia Mann, TL Diane Morse and Chloe Diane Mann and Maji Yvonne Eaton-Stull and Zeus

EUS
Description: HOPE Teams were invited to participate as part of the family center set up by the Am Red Cross. Teams comforted participant at various stations(intake, mental health, nursing, canteen).
04/18/2014 DUI accident w/students Redlodge School District

Harry Schlitz (TL), Tayna Vaught & Ginnie, Lyn Findley & Sierra

RMR
Description: Walkabout Q&A
04/10/2014 Full Scale Sheltering Exercise Medical Reserve Corps

Ned Polan & BrinkleyChristine Palmer &; Koda

Description: supporting the mental health team.
03/26/2014 Medical disaster Hamilton County CERT

Gayle Sprinkle & Charlie

Description: Graduation Drill for CERT Kilo class. Charlie and I had been assisting with the physiological and first aid portions of the training, we were the victims involved they had to tend to.
03/17/2014 Practice emergency drill Riverstone Health

Harry Schlitz (TL), Tanya Vaught & Ginnie

RMR
Description: Support people awaiting medicine; visit with staff.
10/29/2013 Hamilton County CERT Jon Baldwin

Gayle Sprinkle & Charlie

Description: with training drill for the new CERT member sign off. We assisted and crossed trained as well. Charlie was exposed to fire truck, fire suppression etc. I was an injured person, helped with the 1st aid test sign off and mentor for the class. Charlie showed what comfort dogs do in these situations. All were impressed on how they felt with the dog being present for their sign off, written and action testing.
10/17/2013 Great California Shake Out Drill Santa Monica College

LaWana Heald & RobbyKatherine Jarrett & Teddy
Constance Howell & Cigfa
Kristie Bret-Harte & Lily

PSW
Description: Support students evacuating buildings during an Earthquake Drill on campus at Santa Monica College, as the school promoted disaster preparedness.
09/21/2013 2013 Reagan National Airport Emergency Drill Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority

Janice Jensen and Dixie
Janet Velenovsky and Oscar Amy Rideout and Eva
Shellie Goldstein and Emma Burton Goldstein and The Bear

EUS
Description: Emergency Response Drill held every 3 years
06/02/2013 Desentistation drill n/a

Patricia Hess & Abby

Description: arranged for Abby to experience various modes of transportation--train, boat, Duck ride (bus/boat).
05/04/2013 2013 Dulles Airport Emergency Drill American Red Cross

Janice Jensen & DixieJeremy D'Errico and Kaiya Burton Goldstein and M.G. Shellie Goldstein and Goldie

EUS
Description: Emergency Response Drill held every 3 years
04/10/2013 Table Top Exercise Bozeman Public SchoolsBozeman, MT

Mary Martin

RMR
Description: HOPE AACR invited to join in a Reunification TT exercise for city school district
03/26/2013 Table Top Exercise American Red Cross

Mary Martin

RMR
Description: HOPE AACR invited to join in with ARC/DAT's table top exercise
03/09/2013 Fire and EMT -Disaster/Emerg drill Hamilton County CERT

Gayle Sprinkle & Charlie

Description: Team assisted with CERT Drill we were exposed to a fire truck - lights, sirens and movement, discharge of fire extinguisher, handled by CERT class wearing protective gear and equipment. . CERT and class members excited over outcome and loved seeing comfort dogs in action.
11/11/2012 Bucks County Technical Rescue Task Force Amos Hess-BCTRTF

Patricia Hess and AbyDebra Jordan and Jamie
Imelda Rocha and Bruno

Description: We were present for the briefing meeting regarding the 2 scenarios being conducted. Medics and an emergency physician expressed more interest in utilizing Hope AACR teams in the future.
10/18/2012 Hamilton Co CERT Corey Boyd

Gayle Sprinkle & Charlie

Description: Multiple jurdictional Mock drill. Team assigned to waiting parents crowd control and waiting students with minor injuries to be transported. The team was very well received, we gave emotional support to the crowd while they wait.
09/01/2012 CEN-Ready Indy Mike Boyler

Gayle Sprinkle & Charlie

Description: Drill: Mock shelter scenario. Apprx 25 displaced families unable to return to their homes.
05/17/2012 Emergency Disaster Drill Camarillo, CA

Jan Aven & Muffin, Constance Howell & Cigfa

PSW
Description: Leisure Village
05/12/2012 Transportation drill San Diego, CA

Susan Harris & Izzy, Pam Kitani & Hope, Jan Aven & Muffin, Constance Howell & Cigfa, LaWana Heald & Anise, Martin Tolone

PSW
Description: Harbor Cruise, Hornblower
04/21/2012 EMS State Drill CISM EMS State ExerciseBrenda Pittman

Rebecca Diamondstone & Summer
Chris Bunce & Beamer

Description: Drill: stationed at a medical tent to interact with those emergency personnel on breaks from working the scene and those with minor injuries.
04/15/2012 Human CPR & First Aid & AED UCI Medical Center

Jan Aven, Pam Bertz, Kristin Bret Harte, LaWana Heald, Constance Howell, Claudine Singer, Martin Tolone, Deborah Yee Litt

PSW
Description: American Health Certification
04/14/2012 EMS Training Drill Jennings county EMSIndiana

Gayle Sprinkle & Charlie

Description: Took part in 6 drills, full participation with EMS in mock drills through out the day
04/07/2012 CERT Drill CERT-Hamilton County Dwight Dickerson

Gayle Sprinkle & Charlie

Description: Mock tornado drill in intercity building.
02/19/2012 CERT Training San Juan Capistrano CERT

Lois Abrams & Duke, Jan Aven & Muffin, Pam Bertz & Cinder, Sue Daulton, Holli Hargrove & Naomi, Susan Harris & Izzy/Denali, LaWana Heald & Anise, Constance Howell & Cigfa, Kathy Lowmiller & Cruiser, Elizabeth Martin, Claudine Singer & Gracie, Deborah Yee Litt & Zack

PSW
Description: Introduction to the CERT Organization
08/25/2011 Erie, PA

Dunbar, Eaton-Stull, Francis, Morse, Sprinkle, R. Johnson, T. Johnson, Bresson, Spaetzel, Thompson, MacDougall

EUS
Description: Drill – Waldameer Amusement Park
08/25/2011 Erie, PA

Dunbar, Eaton-Stull, Morse, Thompson, Francis, Bresson

EUS
Description: Erie, PA Drill – Sunset Cruise Boat Ride
08/25/2011 Erie, PA

Dunbar, Eaton-Stull, Francis, Morse, Sprinkle, R. Johnson, T. Johnson, Bresson, Spaetzel, Thompson, MacDougall

EUS
Description: Drill – Stat Med Evac Helicopter
08/24/2011 Erie, PA CISM

Almeda, Dunbar, Eaton-Stull, Francis, Diane Mann, Malia Mann, Morse, Sprinkle, R. Johnson, T. Johnson, Bresson, Spaetzel, Thompson

EUS
Description: Erie International Airport Full-Scale Disaster Drill
08/24/2011 Erie, PA CISM

Almeda, Dunbar, Eaton-Stull, Francis, Diane Mann, Malia Mann, Morse, Sprinkle, R. Johnson, T. Johnson, Bresson, Spaetzel, Thompson

EUS
Description: Erie International Airport Full-Scale Disaster Drill
08/19/2011 ICISF-CISM – Lincolnton, NC The Academy – National Institute for Crisis Response Training

Bill Hatherley & Tikva; Deborah Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Line of Duty Death
08/19/2011 ICISF-CISM – Lincolnton, NC The Academy – National Institute for Crisis Response Training

Bill Hatherley & Tikva; Deborah Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Line of Duty Death
07/14/2011 Bucks County, PA

Bunce, Hess, Kieffer, Diamondstone

EUS
Description: Bucks County Drill
07/14/2011 Bucks County, PA

Bunce, Hess, Kieffer, Diamondstone

EUS
Description: Bucks County Drill
06/17/2011 ICISF-CISM – Lincolnton, NC The Academy – National Institute for Crisis Response Training

Bill Hatherley & Tikva; Deborah Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Law Enforcement Perspectives
06/17/2011 ICISF-CISM – Lincolnton, NC The Academy – National Institute for Crisis Response Training

Bill Hatherley & Tikva; Deborah Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Law Enforcement Perspectives
06/11/2011 Franklin, PA

Almeda, T. Johnson, D. Mann

EUS
Description: Drill – American Red Cross
06/11/2011 Franklin, PA

Almeda, T. Johnson, D. Mann

EUS
Description: Drill – American Red Cross
05/20/2011 ICISF-CISM – Lincolnton, NC The Academy – National Institute for Crisis Response Training

Cindy Becker & Georgia; Christine McNamara & Mason; Bill Hatherley & Tikva; Deborah Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Advanced Group
04/28/2011 ICISF-CISM – Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Critical Incident Stress Foundation Conference

Aliza Levenson & Tigger; Vicki D’Amico and Gordon; Deborah and Bill Hatherley and Brinkley; Myla Mitchell and Eli

SER
Description: HOPE members attended several ICISF CISM courses and we had a HOPE AACR booth at the conference.
04/28/2011 ICISF-CISM – Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Critical Incident Stress Foundation Conference

Aliza Levenson & Tigger; Vicki D’Amico and Gordon; Deborah and Bill Hatherley and Brinkley; Myla Mitchell and Eli

SER
Description: HOPE members attended several ICISF CISM courses and we had a HOPE AACR booth at the conference.
04/08/2011 ICISF-CISM – Lincolnton, NC The Academy – National Institute for Crisis Response Training

Kathy Constantino & Tess; Deborah Hatherley & Brinkley; Cindy Becker & Georgia; Christine McNamara & Mason

SER
Description: Grief Following Trauma
04/08/2011 ICISF-CISM – Lincolnton, NC The Academy – National Institute for Crisis Response Training

Kathy Constantino & Tess; Deborah Hatherley & Brinkley; Cindy Becker & Georgia; Christine McNamara & Mason

SER
Description: Grief Following Trauma
03/18/2011 Core Disaster Life Support Center for Preparedness Education

Myla Mitchell & Eli

SER
Description: Course on Disaster Life Support
03/18/2011 Core Disaster Life Support Center for Preparedness Education

Myla Mitchell & Eli

SER
Description: Course on Disaster Life Support
03/17/2011 Multi-jurisdictional CERT Mass Disaster Drill – Atlanta, GA CERT

Bill Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Simulation of a tornado hitting a shopping mall
03/17/2011 Multi-jurisdictional CERT Mass Disaster Drill – Atlanta, GA CERT

Bill Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Simulation of a tornado hitting a shopping mall
01/27/2011 ICISF-CISM – Lincolnton, NC The Academy – National Institute for Crisis Response Training

Kathy Constantino & Tess; Lannie Newman & Casey

SER
Description: Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support and Group Crisis Intervention
01/27/2011 ICISF-CISM – Lincolnton, NC The Academy – National Institute for Crisis Response Training

Kathy Constantino & Tess; Lannie Newman & Casey

SER
Description: Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support and Group Crisis Intervention
12/12/2010 Recognition Paws 4 Praise & X-Mas gathering HOPE AACR

Fred Arnow & Maverik, Jan Aven & Muffin, Pam Bertz & Cinder, Kristin Bret Harte & Lily, Sue Dalton & Scrappie, Patty DiUbaldi & Lexi, Susan Harris & Isabelle, LaWana Heald/Martin Tolone & Anise, Taryn Hefler & Darby, Constance Howell & Cigfa, Mary Milton & Oz, Shirley Poole & Missy, Roxanna Sanchez & Tuk, Claudine Singer & Gracie, Diane Sopher & Shadow, Stacy Wolf & Angel

PSW
Description:
11/19/2010 ICISF-CISM – Lincolnton, NC The Academy – National Institute for Crisis Response Training

Cindy Becker & Uli; Christine McNamara & Mason; Deborah and Bill Hatherley and Brinkley;

SER
Description: Strategic Response to Crisis
10/30/2010 K-9 Down Course for GA Working Dog/Hander Teams – Forsyth County, GA GA EMA and Homeland Security

Neil Smith, TL; Shelly Weininger & Buddy; Rose Krull & Daisy; Deborah Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: The course was offered by the GA EMA / Division of Homeland Security and was designed to teach life saving skills and knowledge to prevent, assess, extract and treat working K-9s in unstable, complex environments
10/26/2010 Camden County Mass Casualty Drill – Camden County, GA Camden County EMA

Neil Smith, TL; Kathy Perrich & Keiko; Christine McNamara & Mason; Deborah Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Camden County Emergency Management invited HOPE teams to participate in a drill involving a fatal school bus accident and included the Camden County School System, Medical Center, Red Cross, and Camden County Emergency responders.
10/09/2010 Red Cross Training – West End, NC American Red Cross

Cindy Becker; Jerry Constantino, TL; Kathy Constantino & Tess

SER
Description: Red Cross Pet First Aid Course
10/09/2010 PSW Workshop HOPE AACR

Lois Abrams, Fred Arnow & Maverik, Jan aven & Muffin, Pam Bertz, Kristin Bret Harte & Lily, Dennis Cajili, Deboraj Dalton, Sue Daulton & Scrappie, Susan Harris, LaWana Heald & Anise, Taryn Hefler, Constance Howell, Pam Kitani, Kirstin Kline & Carlo, Kathleen Lowmiller, Elizabeth Martin, Mary Milton, Mary Nobbe, Claudine Singer, Diane Sopher, Martin Tolone & Anise, Stacy Wolf, Jeanette Wood & Callie, Deborah Yee Litt, Noreen Yoshida-Peer

PSW
Description:
10/08/2010 Screenings HOPE AACR

Lois Abrams, Pam Bertz, Taryn Hefler, Constance Howell, Pam Kitani, Kathleen Lowmiller, Mary Milton, Robert Newman, Mary Nobbe, Roxanna Sanchez, Claudine Singer

Description: Screenings of Out of Town HOPEfuls
09/12/2010 Evaluation Training & Screenings HOPE AACR

Denis Cajili, Susan Harris, Taryn Hefler, Constance Howell, Mary Milton, Robert Newman, Mary Nobbe, Roxanna Sanchez, Claudine Singer, Diane Sopher, Dave Valentine, Deborah Yee Litt

Description: Training for those interested in becoming evaluators in the upcoming Screenings
09/12/2010 HOPE AACR Organizational Meeting and Training – Atlanta, GA HOPE AACR Training

Kristi Lovelace & Ivan; Shelly Weininger & Buddy; Howard Shore & Kisses; Claire Peel & Moses; Diane Orado & Jewell; Christine McNamara & Mason; Neil Smith, TL; Bill Hatherley & Tikva; Deborah Hatherley & Brinkley; Eleanor Hager & Maya; Myla Mitchell & Eli

SER
Description: Red Cross Cat and Dog First Aid Course And Capt. Burgess, Deputy Director DeKalb County Emergency Management presented “Building Relationships with other Agencies”
07/24/2010 Multi-jurisdictional CERT Disaster Drill - Atlanta, GA CERT

Aliza Levenson & Tigger; Bill Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Simulation of a tornado hitting a shopping mall
07/08/2010 Informational Open House, Costa Mesa, CA HOPE AACR

Lois Abrams & Duke, Harry Adler, Lisa Fry & Gisele, Susan Harris & Isabelle, Taryn Hefler & Darby, Constance Howell & Cigfa, Elizabeth Martin & Romeo, Robert Newman & Logan, Claudine Singer & Gracie, Diane Sopher & Shadow, Deborah Yee Litt & Zack

PSW
Description:
07/01/2010 Informational Open House, Sacramento, CA HOPE AACR

Pam Kitani & Hope, Mary Nobbe & Mason, Claudine Singer

PSW
Description:
06/26/2010 PSW Annual meeting HOPE AACR

Lois Abrams & Duke, Pam Bertz & Cinder, Dennis Cajili & Riley, Susan Harris & Isabelle, Taryn Hefler & Darby, Constance Howell & Cigfa, Pam Kitani & Hope, Kathleen Lowmiller & Cruiser, Elizabeth Martin & Romeo, Mary Nobbe & Mason, Shirley Poole & Missy, Roxanna Sanchez & Tuk, Claudine Singer & Gracie, Diane Sopher & Shadow, Dave Valentine & Bailey, Deborah Yee Litt & Zack, Noreen Yoshida-Peer, & Gina

PSW
Description:
04/24/2010 HOPE AACR Evaluator Training - Atlanta, GA HOPE AACR

Cindy Becker, Stephanie Burnette, Deborah Hatherley, Aliza Levenson, Christine McNamara, Myla Mitchell, Shelly Weininger

SER
Description: Training for those interested in becoming evaluators in the upcoming Screenings
01/10/2010 Regional Meeting HOPE AACR

Lois Abrams & Duke, Harry Adler, Pam Bertz & Cinder, Dennis Cajili & Riley, Deborah Dalton, Melanie Davis & Coebe, Patty DiUbaldi & Lexi, Lisa Fry & Gisele, Susan Harris & Isabelle, Taryn Hefler & Darby, Constance Howell & Cigfa, Pam Kitani & Hope, Kathleen Lowmiller & Cruiser, Elizabeth Martin & Romeo, Mary Milton & Oz, Mary Nobbe & Mason, Shirley Poole & Missy, Roxanna Sanchez & Tuk, Claudine Singer & Gracie, Diane Sopher & Shadow, Dave Valentine & Bailey, Diane Valentine & Bonnie, Stacy Wolf & Angel, Deborah Yee Litt & Zack, Noreen Yoshida-Peer, & Gina

PSW
Description: Regional meeting and Communication Skills Training with Dr. Lois Abrams
09/15/2009 Vigilant Guard Earthquake Drill 2009 - Montana Montana VOAD

Mary Martin & Ellie (TL);Cherry Eustace & Buoy; Roberta Ennis & Sienna; Nancy Dodd & Sasha; Tanya Vaught & Ginnie; Lyn Findley & Sunnie

RMR
Description: Vigilant Guard Earthquake Drill conducted by Montana VOAD.
09/12/2009 Fulton County Drill - Alpharetta, GA Fulton County Fire- Alpharetta CERT

Bill Hatherley & Brinkley (TL); Eleanor Hager & Maya; Pam Hobby & Kody; Shelley Weininger & Buddy

SER
Description: Combination drill with Alpharetta and surrounding area CERT’s and HOPE AACR.
07/18/2009 Lake Erie, PA U.S. Coast Guard

Melanie Dunbar & Gus; Yvonne Eaton-Stull & Maggie, Zeus; Jill Cucaz & Willoughby; Debbie Hatherley &  Brinkley; Aliza Levenson & Tigger; Suzy Aga & Hezekiah; Shannon Bowman & Bravo; Christine Bunce & Beamer; Laurie Brandt & Kota; Alice Crans & Willow; Shelly Weininger & Buddy

EUS
Description: Teams participated in a drill with the U.S. Coast Guard.
01/24/2009 Mass Disaster Drill - Atlanta, GA Alpharetta, Atlanta, Fulton County, and College Park CERT

Christina Moses, TL; Tom Moses & Chance; Aliza Levenson & Tigger; Bill Hatherley & Tikva; Debbie Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Multi-jurisdiction training for Atlanta area CERT members on Jan 24, 2009. On January 25, a Mass Casualty Drill took place involving a tornado hitting a shopping center.  CERT certified HOPE teams participated in the drill and debriefing.
11/13/2008 Great Shake Out Drill - Redondo Beach, CA CERT

Barbara Hoelzle & Denmark; Melanie Davis & Coebe; Dennis Cajili & Riley

PSW
Description: Participated in state wide earthquake drill
11/13/2008 Great Shake Out Drill - Santa Clarita, CA Henry Mayo Hospital - Red Cross

Karen Crum & Esther; Lisa Fry & Gizelle; Dave Valantine & Bonnie; Claudine Singer- TL

PSW
Description: Participated in state wide earthquake drill at Henry Mayo Hospital
10/18/2008 Airport Drill - Lancaster, PA South Central Task Force

Amy Rideout (Team Leader); Christine Bunce & Beamer; Shannon Bowman & Bravo; Laurie Brandt & Kota

EUS
Description: The drill involved hundreds of first responders and second tier responding agencies and was centered on a fictitious airplane crash at the Lancaster Airport. HOPE was invited to participate by the local CISM team.
09/25/2008 Homeland Security Drill - Spokane, WA Homeland Security; US Postal Service; Spokane Airport; Red Cross

Karen Thompson & Willa; Lori Bryant & Zena; Karen Hathaway & Rocky; Nancy Royse & Buddha; Linda Irish & Maggie; Debbie Wing & Emma

PNW
Description: Participated in a drill involving exposure to a biological.
09/20/2008 Fire Drill - Alpharetta, GA Alpharetta Fire Dept

Deborah Hatherley & Tikva; Eleanor Hager & Maya; Susi Aga- TL

SER
Description: Attended a fire drill involving a structure fire. Shared with firefighters how our teams help.
08/30/2008 Airport Disaster Drill - Erie, PA Erie International Airport

Yvonne Eaton-Stull & Maggie; Alice Cranston & Willow

EUS
Description: Teams participated in the Erie International Airport Disaster Drill.
05/10/2008 Missoula Airport Disaster Drill -Missoula, MT Missoula Airport Authority

Jan Deal, Team Leader; Mary Martin, Team Leader; Lori Jacobs; Vicky Whitney & Major; Vicki Lee & Chica Diva

RMR
Description: This was a drill simulating an airline disaster. Teams practiced de-stressing responders and the mock wounded. In addition the dogs were exposed to working near helicopters.
05/08/2008 U.S. EPA-Emergency Response Team Incident Command System Training Simulation - San Francisco, CA US Environmental Protection Agency

Mary Nobbe & Mason

PSW
Description: Participated in this earthquake simulation drill for training Incident Command Staff.
03/03/2007 "Clifton, Virginia - Winter Sun Drill" Shenandoah Mountain Rescue Group

Dawn Eischen & Ginger; Susan Rudloff & Jake; Tony Fiorino & Cyrus; Jill Cucaz & Willoughby; Amy Rideout & Janie

EUS
Description: Provided support to staff and searchers for the SAR teams participating in the Winter Sun Full-Scale Exercise
10/30/2006 Alpharetta, GA - CERT Presentation Alpharetta CERT

Bill Hatherley, Debbie Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Presented information about Hope to US Congressman Tom Price at the Alpharetta CERT presentation to the Congressman
10/22/2006 Alpharetta, GA Half-Marathon - & 10k Alpharetta CERT

Bill Hatherley, Debbie Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Support the runners and first response service providers and assist with crowd control for the Alpharetta Marathon.
09/23/2006 Georgia - 1st Annual Southeastern Public Safety Expo Alpharetta CERT

Bill Hatherley, Debbie Hatherley & Brinkley

SER
Description: Provided information about crisis response dogs to first responders and the public.
05/13/2006 Los Angeles, California - L.A. City Fire Expo L.A. City Fire Dept

PSW Teams

PSW
Description: Provided information about crisis response dogs to first responders and the public.
04/22/2006 Santa Clarita, California - Emergency Expo City of Santa Clarita

Claudine Singer & Clifford; Diane Valantine & Bailey; Dave Valantine & Bailey; Roxanna Sanchez

PSW
Description: Provided information about crisis response dogs to first responders and the public.
11/17/2005 Loma Linda, California - State Wide Disaster Drill Loma Linda University Hospital

PSW Teams

PSW
Description: Participated in a state wide terrorism disaster drill involving terrorism bomb attacks.
10/24/2005 San Diego, California - Airport Disaster Drill San Diego Dept of Airports

PSW Teams

PSW
Description: Participated in San Diego Airport Disaster drill.
08/25/2005 Pennsylvania - Erie Intl Airport Drill Erie Crisis Services & Police Hostage Negotiation Team

Yvonne Eaton & Maggie

EUS
Description: Erie International Airport Disaster Simulation Drill
11/01/2004 New Jersey - Port of Elizabeth Drill (No specific date entered) Homeland Security Tri-County Red Cross

Alice Crans; Jill Cucaz; Shoe; Amy Rideout; Eric Rynar

EUS
Description: National level drill – Mutual aid support through the Red Cross
08/21/2004 Washington DC HOPE

EUS Teams

EUS
Description: Participated in EUS airport exercise at Reagan International Airport.
08/06/2004 Chesterfield, VA Homeland Security; Chesterfield County Emergency Management

Jill Cucaz & Custer; Susan Rudloff & Jake; Chris Miller & Sprite

EUS
Description: Participated in the Determined Promise Exercise.
05/01/2004 New Jersey - Newark Airport Drill (No date entered) Newark Airport Emergency Services/American Red Cross Tri-County Chapter

K. Canzonari; Alice Crans; Jill Cucaz; Shoe; Kathe Schriver; Amy Rideout & Janie

EUS
Description: Trained in conjunction with emergency services, in support of mental health department.
04/01/2004 Oregon - Quake X 2003 (No specific date entered) Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue

PNW Teams

PNW
Description: Participated in an emergency response training drill.
11/01/2002 California - Loma Linda Drill (No specific date entered) Red Cross

PSW Teams

PSW
Description: Participated in an emergency response drill at a local hospital.
05/01/2002 Oregon - Portland Aviation Disaster Drill (No specific date entered) U.S. Coast Guard; Port of Portland

PNW Teams

PNW
Description: Participated in multi-state emergency disaster response drill.
05/01/2002 Oregon - Portland Chemical Disaster Drill (No specific date entered) Red Cross

PNW Teams

PNW
Description: Participated in emergency response drill by supporting medical and EMS staff, and “patients”