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Good Training Day!

I want to thank everyone who helped make today a good training day! I think it went well. Special thanks to those who helped set this up, those who cooked and served food, the tech guys, instructors and students. I especially want to welcome the new visitors who later became members.

Our next regular training will be Saturday, July 8th at the Momentive Employee Park. We plan to start at 10:00am. Part of the training will cover the setup and operation of the new mobile command trailer and the concession trailer. We may incorporate this into a field exercise just to test the new systems. We will be sending out more info as the time draws near.

A visitor once observed one of our operations and remarked “This is not a team, it’s a family!”

Thanks everyone. I welcome your calls and emails.

Tom Cooper

Braxton County Search

Folks,

We plan to have 5 canine handlers arrive in Braxton County Thursday morning, June 8th to search for a missing fisherman. If you are interested in helping out please reply by email or by calling my house at 304-337-9366 for details.

I’m sorry for the late notification, we’ve been working on the details all evening. We hope to have a better notification system in the near future.

Thank you,

Tom

June 2017 Training

Folks,

The June 2017 training will be this Saturday June 10th at our Paden City facility starting at 10:00am. We’ll be recertifying in Project Lifesaver. This will be a good intro to those who have not yet trained in PL and a two year renewal for those that have previously certified.

We will also be doing a GPS class. This will also be an intro for beginners and a refresher for the experienced users. Bring your GPS receiver if you have one or use one of the team’s units if you like. Lunch will be served around 1:00pm.

Based on your recommendations it is our plan to start having a training or exercise on the second Saturday of each month. We will make plans for the July session at this month’s training. Location and tasks will change each month. Also, the Thursday monthly meetings will be cancelled but we will cover the material at the monthly training/exercise saving folks some travel time and expenses.

Please let me know what you think of the suggested changes! Questions?

Tom Cooper

304-771-3674

June OEM Meeting

Folks,

The June OEM meeting will be this Thursday, June 1st at our Paden City facility starting at 7:00PM. We will be discussing some major changes in regards to our training/exercises and meetings, hopefully all good changes. We will be discussing our next training/exercise scheduled for Saturday June 10th. We plan to have dinner at Choo Choo’s around 5:15 before the meeting. You are welcome to join us.

Please note the June LEPC meeting has been cancelled.

Please call or email me with any questions!

Thank you,

Tom Cooper

304-771-3674

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