Our community, being vulnerable to any number of natural or man-made disasters, provides a perfect opportunity to be involved in preparedness activity. EVCNB is a dedicated platform for creating a ready response and helping ensure the safety of the Nehalem Bay area.
As a retired ER nurse, I know emergencies can happen any time. In 1989, I experienced San Francisco’s powerful and devastating “Loma Prieta” quake.Having a plan and taking quick action can save lives in a major disaster. It’s an honor to serve on the EVCNB Board, dedicated to Emergency Preparedness.
My interest in amateur radio led me into the sciences in college. I earned my first ham license in 1962 and assembled a transmitter from a kit. My interest has never waned over the years. With advances in technology, it is as strong as ever. Using one of the newest digital communication mode, I've made contacts all over the world. Offering my skills to the EVCNB seemed only natural.
“The Emergency Volunteer Corps, under the leadership of Linda Kozlowski and with the active partnerships of Tillamook County and Nehalem Bay Fire & Rescue, has changed the culture of our North County community. We have moved from complacency to preparedness. There are now 300 trained and committed volunteers who serve in a variety of capacities, including Corps leadership, public events, drills and communications. The Emergency Volunteer Corps is now reaching out to other communities in the County and elsewhere. Our community is deeply appreciative of the Emergency Volunteer Corps.”