Joe Telles - Logistics Section Chief
Thanks again to all of you that arrived early to the March 10 meeting to help with unloading the trailers, setting up the kitchen, and setting up the classrooms. Thanks also to the people that helped with taking down everything, cleaning up, and loading up after the meeting ended. For those of you who have not been helping out with set up or clean up, please remember that we are all expected to be involved with the logistic functions of the team.
The gear inspection program reached an important landmark: 60% of the team have completed the program! Another 15% have completed their second inspection. We now have 75% of our team at tier 1 or tier 2 for gear inspections. Steve Lombardi and Chris Yee lead the gear inspection program, and they’ve done a wonderful job along with the other gear inspectors in making the program a success. The gear inspectors often miss classes that they would like to attend so that they can help their fellow team members, so their efforts are greatly appreciated!
The Western Shelter training that took place on March 24 in San Francisco was a great success! We had 15 dedicated team members spend several hours putting up a tent complete with electrical, HVAC (heating, cooling and air conditioning), and water systems. Special thanks to Steve La Plante and the City of San Francisco for not only providing the tents, but also in providing a facility to train in. All of us were very grateful that we were able to put the tents up inside a building since it was raining that day.
Our official federal occupancy at FEMA (Moffett Field) is coming to an end. The Logistics Section will be busy this month moving team equipment to California EMSA Station 2 (the place we used to meet in Santa Clara), since EMSA has graciously offered to host the small amount of equipment and supplies that we have left now that the cache and trucks have moved to the new HHS facility in Rancho Cordova. Currently, the Logistics Section has to gather equipment and uniforms from three separate places before each team meeting, and return it all afterwards. When the move is completed, all of our team equipment will be located at one facility.
The next Logs Section meeting is scheduled for Apr 18 at 1830 hours at the Englander, 101 Parrott St., San Leandro. Everyone interested in logistics is encouraged to attend.