Posted by: charlesmccaul | February 28, 2011

Red Cross Disaster Response February 25-27, 2011

Dear Red Cross Volunteers and those who are “in the wings” as volunteers:

I want to thank all of you who helped respond or were prepared to respond to the weather events of the past few days.

  • The team in Grass Valley/Nevada City for driving in the snow to get the Vets Building in Grass Valley ready for a shelter
  • Keith Porter for taking the trailer full of supplies to the site before hand and in preparation for the storm
  • Tess Santiago for doing the volunteer call-down and scheduling shelter teams
  • Kathleen Wood and her team for responding to elderly people with no electricity and providing coffee, snacks and blankets
  • The Yuba-Sutter County volunteers who were on standby to assist the Western Nevada County Team
  • The Western Nevada County volunteers who signed up for a night shift and day shift at the shelter but were not needed
  • Lynne Perry for taking calls on Sunday night
  • Michael Finnerty who assisted me at Motel 6 in Marysville Sunday night to provide shelter for the lady from Grass Valley who was on oxygen, had no electricity in her home and had a dialysis appointment in Auburn Monday at 6 AM
  • Daryl White for taking about a hundred calls and overseeing the disaster response on the Paradise Ridge
  • Tom Kelly for all the work he did preparing for and staffing the shelter in Paradise
  • Seil Smails for assisting in the shelter in Paradise
  • Kittie Wickman for being the nurse on call in Paradise
  • Chico, Oroville and Glenn County volunteers for being on call to assist in Paradise if necessary
  • Fred Gideon and the Shasta County volunteers for always being so competent in disaster response, even though a shelter was not needed in Burney, you were on it
  • Jennifer Burger who responded to DAT calls in Yuba Sutter Friday and assisted a family whose home was flooded
  • I understand there was a fire in Cottonwood on Friday – thanks for responding!
  • Daryl and team for assisting a family in Oroville Saturday at 3:30 PM
  • Tom and David for assisting a family in Paradise Saturday at 4:30 PM
  • Pat Day for responding to a house fire Sunday

Whew!  It was a busy weekend, but I’m so proud of all of you.  The Red Cross of Northeastern California responded and people were assisted.


By the way, if you do Facebook, search for us at American Red Cross of Northeastern California.

Posted by: Adam Short | February 25, 2011

Shelters Open Due To Winter Storm

Shelters Open Due To Winter Storm

American Red Cross of Northeastern California is opening evacuation shelters in the foothills for those affected by the winter storm on February 25th. There are thousands without electricity and Red Cross is providing a safe, warm place to congregate until power is restored.

One shelter is being opened in Paradise at Beyond Fitness. The address is 7224 Skyway Road, Paradise, CA 95969.

Another shelter is being opened in Grass Valley at the Veterans Memorial Building. The address is 255 South Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

If you have been displaced by this winter storm or if you have questions please call our main office at 530-673-1460.

Posted by: arcnec | February 23, 2011

Instructor Web Expo

Web Expo

A live, virtual conference will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2011 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm ET to give current customers/instructors and prospective customers a chance to preview the soon-to-be-released First Aid/CPR/AED for Workplace Responders, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers and Emergency Medical Response programs.
This exciting online event will feature:

  • A series of webcasts and moderated chats on science changes and new programs
  • A networking lounge where health and safety professionals can connect
  • A resource center stocked with a variety of downloadable files such as the new program catalog
  • Virtual booths where participants can learn more about course content and materials, browse products such as AEDs and chat with Red Cross staff

Visit the WebExpo registration site to learn more about signing up for this event.

Posted by: arcnec | January 21, 2011

Real Heroes


It’s that time of year again! The American Red Cross of Northeastern California is holding several Heroes Celebrations in a community near you. This is a time for us to recognize people in the community who have performed heroic acts in the last year.

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We are asking individuals, businesses, and agencies to nominate or sponsor someone who they feel has been heroic by doing such things as saving a life, performing outstanding huminatrian services, giving someone impassioned moral support, or any other actions that have made a big difference in someone’s life.

This is a fundraiser to help victims of disasters in the local area, provide communications between service members and their families during these times of conflict, and train people in life-saving skills.

We will be holding our Yuba City lunch event on March 15th at 12pm at Church of Glad Tidings located at Live Oak Blvd. and Eager Road.

We will be holding our Chico breakfast event on March 24th at 7:30am at the Elks Lodge on 1705 Mazanita Avenue in Chico.

We will be holding our Grass Valley lunch event on June 1st at 12pm. A location has not yet been decided.



If you would like to nominate someone you know that you believe exemplifies being a hero, you can use our online web form. You can also download the forms and mail them in for the Yuba City event and the Chico event.

If you are an agency looking to sponsor one of our events, we have some great opportunites for you. We have sponsorships starting at $300 for a table and $1000 to sponsor one of our heroes. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please call our Yuba City office at 530-673-1460 Monday-Friday 9a-4p.

Redding, California – Sierra Cascade Forestry and Construction Exposition to host wilderness survival class.

The Sierra Cascade Construction and Equipment Exposition will add a wilderness survival class to its program this year. The class is a new addition to the American Red Cross programs and is one of the first classes to be taught in the North State. The class will start at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 10, 2011 at the Redding Convention Center. This training is free of charge and open to the public, but space is limited to the first 50 people.

The American Red Cross Wilderness First aid course will include the following techniques:

  • Recognize signs and symptoms of hypothermia
  • How to assess and care for emergency bone and joint injuries
  • Assessing Emergency Medical Response time in remote areas vs. self-transporting to the nearest medical facility
  • Learn how to dress wounds, respond to heat related emergencies, altitude related sicknesses, burns and more. Also how to treat chest injuries, mechanical injuries or gunshot wounds will be covered as well.

This course will also teach basic medical treatment to an injury while seeking additional medical help in remote outdoor circumstances.

The Wilderness First Aid class is just one of the many programs being offered at the Expo during the week. Other classes range from forklift training to social media. All classes listed on the program are free to the public unless noted.

To see the entire conference program visit the web site at

The Expo starts February 10th with a kickoff breakfast at the Gaia Hotel.

This is the 62nd year for the Expo, sponsored by the Sierra Cascade Logging Conference.

Posted by: arcnec | January 18, 2011

Channel 7 News Story Showcasing ERV

The Redding Red Cross chapter is teaming up with the Northeastern California Veteran’s Museum & Heritage Center. Mike Mangas from Channel  7 will be showcasing our Emergency Response Vehicle along with the Museum’s 1951 Red Cross ambulance in a news story that will be airing tonight (1/18) in the Redding area on Channel 7 at 5pm. Don’t miss it!

Photos to follow.

Posted by: Adam Short | January 10, 2011

Did You Know?

…that your local American Red Cross of Northeastern California has staff and volunteers throughout our 13 county region?  This means that if you and your family need emergency assistance because of a house fire, flood, winter storm, or any other disaster, WE are within reach!

If YOU or someone you love experiences a heartbreaking disaster, you can call us on our 24 hour emergency line.  In Shasta, Tehama, Trinity, Modoc, Plumas, and Lassen Counties, call our 24 hour emergency line at 530-604-2305.   In Yuba, Sutter, Glenn, Butte, Sierra, Colusa, and Western Nevada Counties, call 530-673-1460.  An American Red Cross Disaster Action Team will respond to your emergency and provide food, shelter, and medical assistance.

Posted by: arcnec | January 10, 2011

January Potlock

Come join us at noon, Thursday January 13th for our January Potlock. The theme this month is Winter food so bring your favorite casseroles, soups, and other warm dishes.

This month we are celebrating birthdays for Christina McNicol (Jan 6th) and Margarita (Jan 15th).  Happy birthday everyone!

Posted by: Adam Short | January 6, 2011

Check Out Our New Brochure!

Hot off the press is our brand new 2011 American Red Cross of Northeastern California Brochure! In it you will find some great information about our Health & Safety classes schedule for Redding.  Also, from now through March 31, 2011, we are offering a 20% discount on our Redding Health & Safety classes!  To redeem this coupon, call our scheduling desk at 530-244-8000, and mention code 05052RDG for the discount.  This coupon is valid for Redding ONLY.

Also in this brochure is a fantastic opportunity for you or your business to become a local corporate sponsor of the American Red Cross.  We are looking for sponsors, starting at $1,000, and we will promote your business in all our printed materials, in our events, and on our website!  Please call Yvonne Preston at 530-244-8001 for any questions about becoming a sponsor.

Happy New Year from all of us at the American Red Cross of Northeastern California!

Donor Brochure 2010

Take a look at our new American Red Cross of Northeastern California blog! This is a place for volunteers and staff to exchange news, ideas, and projects we are working on to serve our community.  It is in its early stages, so please give us feedback about what you think.  To contact the blog administrator, email Michael Johnson at
Posted by: arcnec | January 3, 2011

Website Updates

Today we have rolled out a pretty major update to our website. Specifically, students can now register for & purchase individual classes that link directly from Saba. All of the content reflects the new changes such as going to two year certifications for CPR. As new program materials become available for download, the downloads will be posted there as well.

Link: Search For A Class

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