Friday, January 30, 2015

Upcoming Events

Delaware Citizen Corps would like to invite you to the following events. First, our Annual Citizen Corps Preparedness Night is scheduled for June 5th, 2015, at the Blue Rocks Stadium in Wilmington. The game start time is 6:30 PM. In addition to Preparedness Night, it is also a fireworks and super hero night.

Secondly, our Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day is scheduled for September 19th, at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover, from 10 AM – 2PM.

The point of contact for each event is Marny McLee, available at 302-659-2243 or by e-mail at marny.mclee@state.de.us.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

End of Year CERT Class

On December 12th and 13th, the Delaware Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), led by Bob George and Marny McLee, provided a training course at the Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) in Dover. This was our end-of-year class, intended for anyone in the community and throughout the state who did not get a chance to attend with another group earlier in the year.  Thirty eight students from DMRC, AmeriCorps, Del Tech Emergency Management, DTCC criminal justice students, and people on the CERT waiting list attended.  The point of contact for the class was Jeff Peck of the Delaware Technical and Community College.



Sunday, December 14, 2014

Arbor Management Disaster Preparedness Presentation

On December 10th, Bob George and Marny McLee, Delaware Citizen Corps and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Coordinators, provided a disaster preparedness presentation at the Bethel AME Church in Smyrna.  Approximately thirty apartment managers, assistant managers, maintenance supervisors, and maintenance technicians of Arbor Management LLC attended the presentation. This was the second presentation for Arbor Management, which represents ten different apartment complexes in New Castle County. The presentation was taught to Arbor Management employees of Kent and Sussex counties.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DHSS CERT Class

Capt. Todd Reese, of the Wilmington Fire Department, teaches the cribbing module for extricating a trapped individual.
Margie Williams, City of Wilmington EOC/CERT Coordinator, demonstrates the proper approach and techniques for fighting a fire using the new Laser Digital Fire Suppression Machine.
On November 18th and 19th, Bob George and Marny McLee, along with the State Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), conducted training for the Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health at the Herman Holloway Campus in New castle. They were assisted by staff from the Wilmington Emergency Operations Center and CERT. This was the fifth class held at DSAMH, approximately forty staff, counselors, and case workers attended. The point of contact was Jessica Washer from the Training Office.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Disaster Preparedness Presentation in New Castle

On November 5th,  Bob George and Marny McLee, Citizen Corps and Delaware Community Emergency Response Team Coordinators, provided a Disaster Preparedness Presentation at the Chelten Apartments in New Castle.  Approximately forty managers, assistant managers, maintenance supervisors, and maintenance technicians of Arbor Management LLC attended the presentation. Arbor Management LLC represents ten different apartment complexes in New Castle County. A second presentation for Kent and Sussex Counties is in the planning stages.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

University of Delaware CERT Class

On October 17th and 18th, the State Community Emergency Response Team, led by Bob George and Marny McLee, taught a CERT training class at the University of Delaware Campus in Newark.  Approximately twenty staff, students, and community members attended. The class was sponsored by the UD Citizen Corps Council. The council's head is Dr. Phyllis Guinivan of the Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS), who was the point of contact for those who attended the class.
Boyd Reed, CERT Medical Operations instructor from the DuPont Experimental Station and also a firefighter, demonstrates the head-to-toe assessment on student Abhishek Raval.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Tenth Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day a Success

Photo by Sandra Grzybowski
On September 20th, Delaware Citizen Corps co-hosted its Tenth Annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day Event. DE Citizen Corps sponsored with the Kent County Public Safety/Emergency Management Office, as well as approximately fifty partner organizations, either state, local, or volunteer. Over 1,200 people attended the event, which was held at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village in Dover. The day was filled with interactive exhibits and outreach games focused on preparedness.  This year, FEMA Region III made our event part of "America Prepare-A-Thon",  and was on hand to show residents a computer system identifying different Flood Zones in Delaware, and to inform them of their potential flood risk and how to prepare.

We'd like to offer a special thanks to our wonderful FEPD Committee: Bob George, Marny McLee, Rosanne Pack, Scott Martin, Rich Phillips of Citizen Corps, Colin Faulkner, Dave Mick, Brandon Olenik, Nicole Vautard of KCOEM, Betty Decker & April Cleveland of the Public Health Preparedness Section, Ann Gorrin & April Willey of Sussex County RSVP, Kay Dietz-Sass of Dover Emergency Management, Sharon Jefferson & Shaun Antrim of the American Red Cross, Tim Collins & Gary Laing of the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, and Mark Vanderharr of the Delmarva Broadcasting Company.
Photo by Sandra Grzybowski