March 2015 CERT E-Brief

CERT - Community Emergency Response Team

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CERT E-Brief

Volume 2 / Issue 1

Galveston CERT Responds to Fifth Largest Oil Spill in U.S. History

On March 22, 2014, nearly 170,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil spilled into Galveston Bay off the coast of Texas after a cargo vessel and barge carrying bunker oil collided with each other.


CERT In Action

CERT volunteers at New Lenox Loyalty Parade

Nashua CERT Responds to Thanksgiving Day Activation

In November 2014, a winter storm caught seasoned New Englanders in Nashua, New Hampshire off guard.

New Lenox CERT Helps Village of New Lenox Become a “Safe Community”

After 10 years of rising injury rates in the community, the Mayor of New Lenox sought designation as a “Safe Community” as a way to drive new initiatives to help reduce injuries, including those caused by weather emergencies.

CERT Responds to Deadly Building Collapse in New York City

When an explosion caused by a gas leak leveled two buildings in East Harlem in March 2014, the New York City Community Emergency Response Team mobilized and deployed to the site fewer than two hours after the initial 9-1-1 call.



2015 Training Dates

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

May 7-8, 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

April 7-9, 2015

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

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