September 2014 CERT E-Brief

CERT - Community Emergency Response Team

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CERT E-Brief

Volume 1 / Issue 2

Lessons Learned by CERT Volunteers During Hurricane Sandy Activation

Three CERT programs -- Arlington County, VA; Cohasset, MA; and Middle Township, NJ -- were interviewed about their experiences before, during, and after the historic storm.

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CERT In Action

CERT Rodeo

CERT Competitive Events Expand Appeal and Engage Volunteers

CERT competitive events are becoming increasingly popular for CERT volunteers to showcase their skills and take part in additional training.

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CERT Responds to Bomb Scare

CERT volunteers are often called upon to assist with anything from traffic accidents, to warming stations for firefighters, to light search and rescue operations. There are times, however, when CERT volunteers are asked to support even more dire emergencies.


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CERT Programs Play Major Role in Animal Care

Companion animals are a large part of many Americans’ lives, but pet owners’ failure to properly plan for pet transport and care during emergencies is still an area of concern.

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2014 Training Dates

December 1–3, 2014

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

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

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December 4-5, 2014

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

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

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Corrections from July 2014 E-Brief

Hamden CERT Supports Residents, Firefighters in Overnight Apartment Blaze

In February, Hamden (Conn.) CERT brought relief to a number of displaced individuals after an overnight fire tore through their 28-unit apartment building.

New Jersey CERT Programs Provide Super Bowl Support

The Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos were not the only teams hard at work on Super Bowl Sunday this past February.


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