Professor Pat Pringle To Speak Next Centralia ARES Meeting

You won’t want to miss our next Centralia ARES meeting on Monday, April 6th at 6:30pm in the Emergency Operations Center.  Professor Pat Pringle will be speaking to us about Earthquakes and the disaster conditions they could bring to our area.

Mr. Pringle holds a Masters degree in Geology and is Professor of Earth Sciences at Centralia College.  Previous to his time at Centralia College, he worked for 23 years with the Department of Natural Resources and the Cascades Volcano Observatory where he served on the Volcanic Hazards Team.  Professor Pringle was among the experts called upon to brief Gov. Locke in the immediate wake of the 2001 Nisqually Earthquake.  He has written two roadside geology books on Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Rainier.  Professor Pringle’s main areas of study are earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and debris fields.

Associate Professor Pat Pringle To Discuss Earthquakes At April 6th Training

You won’t want to miss Professor Pringle’s discussion about earthquakes at our next training session on Monday, April 6th.  Professor Pringle, who teaches Earth Sciences at Centralia College holds a masters degree in Geology and spent 23 years working for the Washington Department of Natural Resources.  He was among the experts to brief Gov. Locke after the 2001 Nisqually earthquake and has served on the Volcanic Hazards Team at the US Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory.  He is the author of two geology books on Mt. St. Helens and Mr. Rainier.  His main courses of study are earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides and debris flow.

We will be meeting at the Emergency Operations Center at City Hall.  Net check in at 6:15pm.

Comm II’s Decals And Lettering Are Done!

We’re nearing the finish of our year-long communications van project.  Last May, Centralia ARES took possession of a “slightly used” blue box van as a one year project for the team.  Now, we are almost done.  Some minor touchup painting to do and a Linex roof coating is about all that is left.  Centralia Police Department furnished the lettering.  Riverside Fire and Centralia Police furnished most of the decals.  She is looking good!DSC03361 DSC03364

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