Our own Paul Dutton is shown here working with his fellow Red Cross EMT’s and EMR’s at the 123rd Rose Parade (2014). He so enjoys keeping people safe, taking care of exhausted band members and providing first aid at Station 10 along the parade route. If you are interested in volunteering at the 2015 Rose Parade with the Red Cross, please contact Roxanne Schorbach: Roxanne.Schorbach@redcross.org
This is Paul’s 2nd year of volunteering.
He loves working as a Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder (EMR).
Paul just finished re-certifying with an 8 week, 65 hour course with the Red Cross. If you are interested in the courses and certifications offered by the Red Cross, click here to find your local chapter.
Paul is also the Red Cross Ambassador for La Crescenta, CA:
Duties: Welcome each donor, have them sign in, and keep track of appointments and “walk-ins.” You will also help ensure sure all donors proceed through the process in an orderly and timely manner. Other duties will vary depending on the blood drive. Most important in this role is to help the donor have a positive experience beginning with time of arrival and give words of appreciation.
Commitment: Two 3-hour shifts per month.
Days & times: Mondays through Saturdays, varied hours.
If you are interested in becoming an Ambassador, please complete this form to register.
Paul has been involved with the Red Cross for 5 years. He continues to combine his Red Cross training with the C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) program in Emergency Preparedness for our La Crescenta Valley.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for 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. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Paul has continued his EMR training and recertification for 5 years now. This also includes CERT level 3 training which Paul uses in all his classes for CERT level 1 training. As we’ve shared previously, Paul is a Certified Instructor for the LASD and is FEMA certified to teach CERT nationwide.
Paul and Lisa also became certified Teen CERT instructors in May 2013 at the AREA E CERT conference in Orange County, CA. Paul and Lisa also receive their certification as CERT Program Managers as well.
Lastly, Paul and Lisa have headed up the Crescenta Valley CERT program from its inception 8 years ago, holding 16 training classes to over 416 people in the Crescenta Valley and Glendale, La Canada areas!
If you are interested in your local CERT training, enter your zip code here and follow the prompts.
My wife asked me what I want for Christmas the other day. Upon careful reflection I realize I didn’t even remember what I got last year. So I wrote out a different list this year. To hope for my wife to be healthy and to always be by my side. For my daughter to return home safely from the University of Colorado for Christmas! For my mom to be able to do what she loves and to stay out of the ER and for my family to be reunited around the dinner table on Christmas Day!
Jennifer tells us to stop whining about our 30 degree weather here in LA, when Boulder Colorado is a minus 11 degrees. I can’t believe she is a junior this year!
Lisa continues to volunteer full time with the Sheriff’s and is currently working on the Sheriffs Food and Toy Drive.
Lisa and I had the privilege to train all 41 principals for the Glendale School District in CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) this summer. Both Lisa and I continue our training Red Cross. This year, I have been chosen to be the Red Cross Ambassador for Crescenta Valley. I will be working the Rose Parade as a Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder. Lisa and I also had the pleasure of coaching some Robotics’ Teams in Natural Disaster Preparedness, which was the theme in their competitions this year.
The joke this year has been, in my spare time I run the business. Thanks for letting us be your window washing guys and keeping food on our table.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have a safe and warm Holiday Season with your family.
From our family to yours since 1981,
Paul, Lisa, Jennifer and Staff
PS There’s still time to get your windows done for Christmas. If you like, we are offering our 10% off January special!