RAPID RESPONSE TEAM
SECTOR 2

Unit Commander

Exec. Dir. Ben Bower
CO/CG7-0001
Central Command

Unit Executive Officer

Dir. Kyle Czesnikowksi

CO/CG7-0027
Civilian Operations

Overview


   The Rapid Response Team Program is an initiative under Emergency Response to create localized disaster and emergency response teams attached to C.A.A. Sectors.  These teams work with and are certified in disaster response

through the FEMA program CERT and receive further training and certifications through other local disaster response organizations.  Rapid Response Team personnel are also trained and certified in First Aid and CPR.


   Once trained and certified these teams are deployed by the C.A.A. and partner organizations to respond to localized disasters and emergencies.  Teams are trained to handle a wide variety of situations and exist mostly as backup or extra resources to EMS and first responders in times of emergency.


  Rapid Response Teams participate in local community preparedness outreach programs, as well as training in order to bolster response capability and ensure community readiness and awareness.  Additionally, RRT's are assigned to oversee the operations of Sector based C.A.A. CERT programs.


  The Sector 2 Rapid Response Team is Tier 2 Ad-Hoc unit with Type 3 Hygiene Requirements, and consists entirely of volunteers.   RRT personnel must still participate in the normal activities and events of their Sector or home unit.

 All uniforms, equipment, and the training required for participation on a Rapid Response Team is provided or arranged by the C.A.A.


The Sector 2 Team


  The Sector 2 Rapid Response Team is the first of the Rapid Response Teams to be created and operated by the C.A.A.  It was preceded by a pilot program called the RRT Search and Rescue Outreach Program that involved putting C.A.A. personnel in local Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue units in order for them to get the training and experience required to later develop the Sector 2 Rapid Response Team.


  All team members must complete basic CERT training and ICS 100, 200, and 700 as mandatory minimum requirements for joining.  Many team members are also licenses HAM radio operators and are OSSA state licensed in Search And Rescue.


   The Sector 2 Team continues to actively participate in training and drills put on by the Eugene/Springfield CERT program, the Lane County COAD, and the Lane Community College C-CERT program.  They are also active in more extensive training such as Amateur Radio, as well as various medical certifications.  The goal of the team is to increase local community readiness, as well as be active in outreach programs having to do with disaster response.  The unit trains quarterly, and currently has deployment agreements with several local emergency response organizations including local government entities.


Finally, the Sector 2 RRT oversees and manages the operations of the Sector 2 CERT program, which is a federally-recognized CERT program that is open to the public.

Training Meeting Schedule

RRT participates in bi-monthly training with other Emergency Response units based in Sector 2.

January (Awards Ceremony)

4th Friday of the month

1900 - 2100 (7 PM to 9 PM)


March

4th Friday of  the month

1900 - 2100 (7 PM to 9 PM)


May

4th Friday of the month

1900 - 2100 (7 PM to 9 PM)


July

4th Friday of the month

1900 - 2100 (7 PM to 9 PM)


September

4th Friday of the month

1900-2100 (7 PM to 9 PM)


November

3rd Friday of the month

1900-2100 (7 PM to 9 PM)

(Moved to accommodate Thanksgiving Holiday)


All meetings held at the

First Christian Church in

Junction City

(1250 Nyssa Street)

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