Thursday, September 20, 2007

Wilmington CERT Training

On September 12, and 13, 2007, the State CERT Team once again partnered with the Wilmington Citizen Corps Council to deliver CERT Training to the License and Inspections Team from the City of Wilmington. The training was comprised of a terrific class of professionals who brought their day to day expertise to the classroom. This made for a terrific interaction between Instructors and Students.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

RSVP & Citizen Corps: Partners in Preparedness

We at Citizen Corps would like to recognize the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) for their efforts, hard work and dedication to the citizens of Delaware. RSVP was instrumental in recruiting and coordinating the efforts to establish a Citizen Corps Council at the County level.

RSVP has been a terrific partner with Citizen Corps, DEMA, Red Cross and many other organizations. They have developed a preparedness presentation and utilize their volunteers, to take the “make a Plan”, “make a Kit” message to the citizen of Delaware. Currently RSVP and specially Maryann Hook, and April Wiley have reached out to many volunteer organizations, business, emergency responders and citizens in an effort to assist and make a difference.

• RSVP is a member on the State Citizen Corps council
• RSVP is an active member of the Disaster Preparedness Coalition (developed to provide consistency of message with regard to Preparedness
• RSVP is also a member of our Family Emergency Preparedness Planning Committee (An Event held every year.)

For more information and to learn how to volunteer with RSVP please go their web site at and click on RSVP

Mary Ann Hook and April Willey of Delaware RSVP

Thursday, September 6, 2007

September Citizen Corps Newsletter is available!

The September edition of the Community Preparedness Newsletter is now

President declares September 2007 “ National Preparedness Month”

President Bush issued a proclamation declaring September 2007 as National Preparedness Month. You can a find it on the White House website at