PRESS & MEDIA

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Take a look at Wanda serving as Captain of her Carmel CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) in the latest issue of 65 Degrees Magazine. Great article about the many volunteer groups in the City of Carmel.

Carmel-by-the-Sea focuses on the safety and well-being of the community.

City Administrator welcomes Wanda Vollmer. Peace of Mind Disaster Preparedness.
CERT Captain. Unsung Hero of the Village.

Wanda Vollmer, owner of Peace of Mind Preparedness and leader of Carmel CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) the city’s community emergency response team, held a free online seminar with Melissa Paddock, CFP.

The women share information and tips on how to prepare for emergencies and disasters physically, logistically and financially, and how to develop plans for reacting when necessary.

Vollmer’s company specializes in helping people craft their plans, communicate it to their loved ones and those they’re responsible for, build disaster kits, and follow up to ensure they are prepared.

“You, your family, and your employees can’t affort not to be prepared for the next disaster,” she warns.

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Carmel CERT Members Recognized December 2021

Carmel Police Department awarded Wanda Vollmer and Scot Smythe the Donald Baumann Community Appreciation Award for their service in leading the Carmel CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). They have grown the team to 35 team members who serve under the leadership of the Carmel Police Department. The team is trained to provide basic emergency medical assistance, support for mass casualty incidents, evacuations, missing person search, along with crowd and traffic control. During the past 12 months they have been deployed for winter storm recovery, missing persons, evidence search, beach closures, structure fires, flood evacuation, and vaccination clinics. In 2021 they have delivered a cumulative total of 1064 hours of volunteer service.

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Carmel CERT Members Recognized July 2021

Wanda Vollmer and her team members were recognized in July 2021 by Commander Santos of the Pacific Grove Police Department for their assistance in providing public safety at Pacific Grove Bike Night. A successful community event that partnered Pacific Grove PD, Monterey Fire, C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team), City works, volunteers and many others who made this possible.

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Carmel Magazine September 2021

The Inaugural Class of the Carmel Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Carmel, celebrated the kick off of the auction for their class project, Heart of Carmel at the Carmel Woman’s Club. All proceeds from the auction went to scholarship programs for the Carmel Woman’s Club and Carmel Chamber Foundation.

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Carmel Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class

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Let's Get Ready Carmel!

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Carmel CERT Zone Captains receive Community Appreciation Award: Wanda Vollmer

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Carmel-by-the-Sea Police Department

Listen in to hear what Wanda has been up to in her community. Fast forward to 2:55

Peace of Mind Preparedness joins ECU and
Eastern Area Health Education Center

Peace of Mind Preparedness was invited to speak at a Rural Disaster Mental Health Summit, a large-scale professional development training. This webinar, offered by ECU (East Carolina University) and Eastern Area Health Education Center, was funded by Don’t Wait, Communicate: Disaster Mental Health Preparation and Response in Rural Schools and Communities.

Leadership Carmel

Check our Leadership Carmel’s new landing page and learn what Wanda and her teammates have been up to these past few months.

Carmel Living Magazine

December 2020

Monterey Herald December 2020: Letter to the Editor

CERT training completed

Carmel Pine Cone December 2020: Letter to the Editor

The Importance of Volunteers

Peace of Mind Prep Urges Fire Preparedness

Read the article in the Monterey Herald.

Peace of Mind Prep goes live to talk about Wildfire and You.  Listen in!

See Wanda 30 minutes into the video.

Carmel Neighbors program continues. Here is the latest.

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Press Release: Fire Safe Council For Monterey County and Peace of Mind Preparedness presents Wildfire and You.

Stay informed.

The Fire Safe Council for Monterey County and Peace of Mind Preparedness presents, Wildfire and You, an online workshop, to help seniors and people with disabilities prepare for wildfire. Learn how to prepare for wildfires before they start, to help protect lives and homes.

Sign up here for this FREE workshop.

Disaster Preparedness Session with Santa Cruz County Association of Realtors

Sign up for Disaster Preparedness Session: Tuesday, October 6 at 10am. Everyone is welcome!

Carmel Chamber of Commerce: Leadership Carmel

Learn about the latest program Wanda has joined, Leadership Carmel. This is a 9-month professional development program designed to help current and future leaders in business and other community organizations develop their leadership skills, community knowledge, and professional networks. Through the program, participants will learn and refine their leadership styles, meet and make connections with leaders in the community, and discover opportunities for community engagement and involvement.

Learn about Carmel CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).

Check out the latest article in the Carmel Pine Cone about how to sign up for Carmel CERT classes. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

Emergency Readiness for Everybody

Wanda breaks down the Disaster Ready Guide from the California Listos program. Watch this video and learn about the many different aspects of disaster preparedness and helpful tips to get you ready. 

The role of Health and Communication Passports in Emergency Preparedness

Watch this video on the importance of these tools for individuals, families and their caregivers when it comes to communicating in the event of emergencies and non-emergencies.