Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Arbor Community Preparedness Training

On March 28th and 29th, Bob George, Citizen Corps/CERT Program Manager, and Marny McLee, Citizen Corps/CERT Training and Outreach Coordinator, led the State Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in presenting a Training Class in Middletown.  The course was held at the Spring Arbor 55+ Active Senior Community. The point of contact for the course was Kathy Dahle. Due to inclement weather, the class was unable to go outside to traning on fire suppression or our cribbing exercises. But this being a CERT preparedness course, the team was prepared with a backup plan and utilized their new, electronic digital fire suppression machine for the training instead.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Winterthur Museum Preparedness Training

On March 24, Bob George, Citizen Corps/CERT Program Manager, gave a Disaster Preparedness Presentation at the Winterthur Museum on Kennett Pike. He was supported by Marny McLee, Citizen Corps/CERT Training and Outreach Coordinator, and Dave Ham, Citizen Corps and CERT Contractor. Over forty members of their Emergency Preparedness Team attended the presentation. The Disaster Preparedness Presentation is a block of instruction from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course, which Lois attended at Dover Airforce Base last year as a member of the Delaware Disaster Assistance Team (DDAT). The point of contact for the class was Lois Price, Director of Conservation for the Museum.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Barclay Farms Senior Living Preparedness Presentation

On February 28, Bob George, Citizen Corps and CERT Program Manager, and Marny McLee, Citizen Corps and CERT Training and Outreach Coordinator, presented a Disaster Preparedness Presentation at the Barclay Farms Senior Living Community in Camden, DE. Over fifty block captains attended the presentation. The presentation was very well received and those who attended have been invited back to do a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Course in July.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

End of Year CERT Class


On December 6th and 7th, the State Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), led by Bob George and Marny McLee, conducted training for twenty five citizens from New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties at the Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC), Terry Campus in Dover. The class was made up of Delaware Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) personnel, DTCC Terry and Wilmington Campus staff, and citizens on the CERT waiting list. The point-of-contact was Dr. Jeff Peck, a professor at DTCC and CERT instructor. Dr. Peck brought twelve of his Criminal Justice and Emergency Management students for the first night of the class.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Interfaith Community Housing CERT Class


On November 15th and 16th, the State Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), led by Bob George (Program Manager) and Marny McLee (Coordinator), conducted training for the Wilmington Interfaith Community Housing Group. Forty citizens receive the training, which was conducted at the new Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Wilmington. George Giles, Wilmington's Emergency Manager, offered the use of his center and was extremely supportive. He also assisted throughout the training.  Several city councilmen stopped by to talk to the citizens, and the training was well received. Additional training for the city is currently being developed. The point-of-contact for the training was Caren Turner, Director of the Interfaith Community Housing Group.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Invite a Veteran to School Talk Given by Marny McLee

On November 8th, Marny McLee, Citizen Corps/CERT Training and Outreach Coordinator, spoke to three hundred fourth and fifth grade students, teachers, staff, veterans, and parents at Misspillion Elementary School in Milford. He was invited to their “Invite a Veteran to School Program” by Dr. Natasha (Ramminger) Ward, who took CERT training in 2006. The topic of the speech was how his military career prepared him to work at the Delaware Emergency Management Agency.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Physicians Care Preparedness Presentation

On November 5, Bob George (Citizen Corps Program Manager) and Marny McLee (Citizen Corps Training and Outreach Coordinator) provided a Disaster Preparedness Presentation at Delaware Physicians Care in Newark, Delaware. The presentation was given to the case workers of the Delaware Physicians Care; twenty two were present and another twenty attended via conference call from Kent and Sussex Counties. Another presentation will be scheduled for Kent and Sussex Counties at a later date. Kathy Gordon attended the presentation and is the Case Manager. Yvette Lewis also attended and was the point-of-contact for the presentation.