Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Bob George, Citizen Corps Program Manager and Marny McLee Citizen Corps Training and Outreach Coordinator presented a Disaster Preparedness Workshop to the Amputee Support Group of DE. The focus of the workshop is to Make a Plan, Make a Kit, Shelter in Place and Evacuation Procedures. Citizen Corps Disaster Kits, Brochures, It's a Disaster Books, and Division of Public Health - Non Typical Functional Needs Brochures were given out in class. The Founder of the group, Gloria Price, thought it was a "dynamic workshop presentation" and wants to coordinate a follow-up presentation in June for the members who could not attend.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
On March 5th 2008, Bob George Citizen Corps Program Manager and Marny McLee Citizen Corps Training and Outreach Coordinator gave a Disaster Preparedness Briefing on "Making a Disaster Plan" and "Making a Disaster Kit" to the Women's Club of Delaware in Browntown, Wilmington. Their mission is to support Girls Inc. 45 members attended the briefing which was very well received. They wanted to know how to prepare themselves and to help others if a disaster happened in their area. Citizen Corps Disaster Kits were given away during the briefing. Many members inquired about taking the full Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course in the near future. The POC for the briefing was Andrea Outten, the organizer for the group.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Taft took on this project and coordinated all efforts with the State CERT team which included recruiting, logistics and support. Prior to the training day, Taft organized a group of seven volunteers to assemble approx. 100, two-pocket, training folders at Delaware Emergency Management Agency in Smyrna (31 July 2007). The folders were used for the Goldey-Beacom CERT training and will be used in other classes throughout the state.
The result was a CERT training day (22 August 2007) for ten College employees (all of whom reside on campus). Taft stated, “while most of these employees had received basic first aid and fire safety training, preparation for natural or man-made disasters of a larger scale, such as a hurricane or terrorist attack, had not been provided. CERT provided each participant with a backpack of supplies (gloves, mask, flashlight, whistle, radio, etc.) to be kept on hand for emergency use and training in triage, disaster preparedness, terrorism, cribbing, weather disasters, search and rescue, and utility safety.”