Tuesday, October 30, 2007

American Legion CERT Class

On October 26-29, Bob George Citizen Corps Program Manager and Marny McLee Citizen Corps Training and Outreach Coordinator and the State CERT Instructor team with assistance from the Wilmington OEM taught a CERT Class for the American Legion at the Middletown Post #25. Citizen Corps and the American Legion are National Affiliates, and at the National Level have an MOU signed. Delaware is in the final stages of having a MOU at the state level, signed and approved. Currently Citizen Corps and American Legion are now working at the local level in order to get all posts in DE and surrounding communities CERT Trained. Don White Jr, Past Adjunct for the American Legion was instrumental in coordinating the scheduling of the class. Citizen Corps will be scheduling a Train-the-Trainer class in the near future with the Legion so they can go throughout the State and their Legions to teach the course.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

CERT at Child Support Services

The State Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) supported by the Wilmington Office of Emergency Management returned to the Division of Child Support Services to teach Part II of the CERT Awareness Course. Part I of the CERT Awareness course was taught in Jun 06 to the Divisions Crisis Response Team, many of the same members attended plus 10 additional.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

CERT Training at DSU

Bob George; Citizen Corps Program Manager, Marny McLee; Citizen Corps Training and Outreach Coordinator, and The State Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) with assistance from the Wilmington OEM taught a CERT Class at Delaware State University. The class was made up of 20 New Castle, Kent, and Sussex County residents, which consist of Day Care Providers, DSU Cadets, a Veterinarian, Delaware Animals in Disaster (DADS) Team Members, State and other individual students. This class was scheduled due to the backlog of individuals wanting to be CERT trained. Special thanks to DSU Police Chief James Overton for again opening up his campus to Citizen Corps for training.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

CERT Arrives in Milton

On September 28 and 29 the state CERT team conducted training in the town of Milton. Led by Corporal Rockwell from the local Police Department and their Neighborhood Watch POC Mike McNamara, 23 dedicated citizens received two days of intense preparedness training. The training was well received and all seem motivated to go home and “develop an emergency plan” and make an “Emergency kit” in preparation for any disaster that may occur. Click the slideshow above to view all the photos from the event.