May 2015 CERT E-Brief

CERT - Community Emergency Response Team

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CERT E-Brief

Volume 2 / Issue 2

Erie County CERT Goes to Jail

On March 11, 2015 twelve volunteers from the Erie County, Pennsylvania Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) went to jail, but not for the reasons one might think.

Massachusetts Creates Best Practices Guide for Local CERT Programs

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency's Citizen Corps and CERT Program Coordinator developed a Best Practices Guide to help local Massachusetts communities start and maintain successful CERT programs.


CERT in Action

Erie County CERT volunteers assemble a Raker Shore as part of a course on structural collapse rescue operations.

Daisy Mountain Fire Department CERT Responds to Flood Incident in Neighboring Community

On the morning of Tuesday, August 19, 2014, unusually heavy rains struck New River and the surrounding communities that Daisy Mountain Fire Department serves.

CERT Vital for Small Georgia Community

When a local community’s professional services are of limited size, scope, and capability, self-sufficiency becomes even more important.

CERT Volunteers Respond to Coastal Flooding Threat in Pacific Northwest

Point Roberts, a city in Whatcom County, Washington is geographically unique: It is the only part of the 48 contiguous states that can only be accessed by air, sea, or through a foreign country.


2015 Training Dates

Course Name: E0427 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Manager

September 17-18, 2015

This course prepares participants to establish and sustain an active local CERT program.

Course Name: E0428 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer

September 9-11, 2015

This course prepares participants to deliver FEMA’s CERT Basic Training course.

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