Learn All About Your “Happy Camp” Business!!

“It’s Your Business” is a wonderful opportunity for prospective, new and old business owners to learn more about any aspect of their business that they feel needs improvement! What a wonderful opportunity.

How can you design or fine tune your business to become really profitable and enjable too? Learn to research, organize, manage and expand a small business. Build a business plan so you can go after grants or loans. Learn how to work with your cash flow analysis to make your business more profitable. Learn marketing and network with other entrepreneurs “in the same boat.” Create budgets and financial projections! Target the right customer! By sharing tips and experiences from others, your business can not only survive but thrive and prosper.

Since this class is video-conferenced to Happy Camp Distance Learning Center, you don’t have a four hour drive (roundtrip) to take the class but can just come down to the high school campus right in Happy Camp, next to the Computer Center. For further information Call Bob Smith 493-2655 at Distance Learning.

Not only will you receive expert instruction from Joy Taylor-von Skepsgardh – but additional speakers will cover various areas of expertise. This class was co-sponsored with COS, (BA 86) and JEDI (Jefferson Economic Development Institute) which has put on helpful classes for dozens of years. The “It’s Your Business” class ended April 29th. Keep your eyes open for the next time that it is offered!

Vehicle Extrication

Vehicle Extrication
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This looks like the scene of a terrible accident, but fortunately it is only practice. Ed Andrews, a Fire Captain from the City of Redding Fire Department taught this two-day vehicle extrication class through College of the Siskiyous, May 4 and 5.Firefighters and EMTs from Seiad Valley and Happy Camp learned the newest techniques for quickly securing and tearing apart cars at accident scenes. The class, which started at the Happy Camp Fire Department, soon moved to an area near the Lyons Club where Ron Boren had provided vehicles to practice on.

Using chains, jacks, cribbing and come-alongs, they learned to stabilize vehicles effectively in a variety of ways. Extrication of victims from vehicles at accident scenes requires a working knowledge of how vehicles are constructed and how they will react when cut, pounded on and torn apart.

A highlight of the weekend was using the Jaws of Life. Instructor Andrews had good suggestions during the entire weekend. As an experienced firefighter whose job now includes extensive teaching duties throughout California, he was able to demonstrate techniques and skills developed in cities with more demand for emergency services.

Aaron Martin at the class
Aaron Martin, 12, watched the vehicle extrication class from the hood of a nearby car.