Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Family Emergency Preparedness Day was a Success!

On August 25, Delaware conducted its 3rd Family Emergency Preparedness Day at the Georgetown Campus, of Delaware Technical and Community College. Although the hottest day of the year, many brave Emergency Responders, Volunteers, and Citizens did not let the heat stop them from the outstanding training, educational and fun activities, and the “free Hot Dogs”. We at Citizen Corps would like to recognize those organizations that contributed so much to making this day a success. We have listed them below and although it’s a long list, they all did a stellar job and they are worthy of recognition. (See Photos for pictures of the event)

Special thanks goes out to the Planning Committee, Rosanne Pack (DEMA),Mary Ann Hook (RSVP), April Wiley (RSVP), Russ Carter (Ocean View Police), Steve Germain (Ocean View Police), Nichole Riley (Dept Of Health Preparedness Division), Holly Scott (American Red Cross) Kimberly Chandler, (Office of the Secretary of Safety & Homeland Security), Joe Thomas (Sussex EOC), Marny McLee (Citizen Corps).

American Red Cross Display Table/Training
Beaver Dam Pet Foods Table w/Pet Food Giveaways
Bethany Police Dept. Display Table/Child DNA Kit/Vip Car
Bridgeville Fire Co. Interactive Hazard House Display
Citizen Corps Display Table
Communication Corps Amateur Radio Display Table
Delaware Animal Disaster Services Display Table
Delaware Emergency Management Agency Display Table
Delaware Fire School Children Safety Exhibit/911 simulator
Delaware Medical Reserve CORP Display Table
Delaware National Guard Climbing Wall
Delaware Solid Waste Authority Display table & Trashcan Dan
Delaware State Police Bicycle Patrolmen - Bike Safety Demo
Delaware State Police Convincer - Rolling Car Display w/Crash Dummies
Delaware State Police Motorcycle Patrolmen
Delaware State Police My Family CD Child Identification
Delaware State Police Sgt. Dan Volkswagen
Delaware State Police & Georgetown K-9 Canine Demonstrations
Delaware State Police Command Unit Command Unit
DelMarVa Power Donation
DHSS Public Health - Emergency Preparedness Medical Mobile/Display Table
DNREC Fish and Wildlife Display/Boat & Trailer
Georgetown American Legion Ambulance
Georgetown Fire Company Fire Engines
Hispanic Community Display Table
National Guard Recruiting Table Display Table w/Humvee
Ocean View Police - CAPS Unit Display Table/VIP Patrol Car
Office of Highway Safety Child Safety Seat Display & Seat Belt Safety
RSVP Display Table
State Fire Marshall Mobile Display Unit
Sussex County EMS First Aid Station/Medical Resource Unit/Misting Fans
Sussex County EOC Command Unit
Wal-Green's/Happy Harry's Emergency Items/Display Table
Wal Mart Display Table w/Safety & Emergency items
Wal-Mart 18 Wheeler TruckW/Safe Driving Features & Cars

Food Vendors
Edie's Grand Ice Cream

Goldey-Beacom CERT Training

On Aug 22 members of the State Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) taught a CERT Class to the Resident Assistants of Goldey-Beacom College. The Point-Of-Contact for the event was Taft McConkie a Sophomore at the college helped schedule the training at the campus as part of his Eagle Scout Project along with Corinthian Ridgeway Assistant Coordinator of Housing and Resident Life.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

New Citizen Corps Council in Sussex

We would like to welcome our newest Citizen Corps Council, Sussex County. This CCC is sponsored by Joe Thomas and the County Emergency Management in Georgetown. Their initial efforts will focus on Community Emergency Response Training and working with the local towns to help form new councils throughout Sussex. Their POC is Carl Davis. (See Councils for more information).

Good Luck Ed and Bill!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank both COL (Ret.) Ed Smith, the Delaware Homeland Security Advisor and Chaplain Bill Williams, Pastor to Cedar Church of Christ for their volunteer service to our Citizen Corps Programs. Both of these men have accepted positions that will take them out of Delaware. Ed, will be assigned to FEMA and Chaplain Bill has accepted a position in Florida. They have contributed much to Citizen Preparedness and these contributions are worthy of recognition. We will miss them!!! Good luck and thank you for your service.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Boy Scouts from Crew 610 help Coordinator prepare for CERT

A group of young scouts and their leader Taft McConkie, assisted Marny McLee, State CERT coordinator by preparing Student Manuals in preparation for upcoming training classes. This is part of an Eagle Project Taft is heading up, he is also a Sophomore at Goldey-Beacon College where he is helping McLee to coordinate a CERT Class to be held on Aug 22 at the campus.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

August National Newsletter

National Citizen Corps has released their May/June 2007 Newsletter! You can view it here: