National recognition for San Diego County CERT

The AMGEN Tour of California bicycle race rode to the top of Palomar Mountain last year. I mentioned it in my blog prior to the race. This month I am pleased to announce that the CERT National Newsletter (Volume 2, issue 3) features a story about the preparation and nearly flawless execution of the event. This was truly a case where dozens of volunteers came together, at short notice, to pull off a significant event involving thousands of people and a nationwide TV audience.
Bill Leininger and the crew from Palomar Mountain Volunteer Fire Department CERT demonstrated superb leadership and I am proud to have been able to participate. I'd also like to thank all of the volunteers and groups who came together to make this event a success.
On page 2, you can yours truly (in the red shirt, strategically located near the donuts) during the pre-event briefing.