Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Delaware Swine Flu Information

Public Health in Delaware is closely monitoring the situation. Please practice good hygiene which requires covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, washing your hands frequently with soap and water, avoid crowded places where people can spread the illness and avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

For more information about this, view information on the Centers for Disease Control website below:


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Preparedness Brochure for Pets from the AVMA

The American Veterinary Medical Association has produced a preparedness guide for pet owners during a disaster.  The guide overviews how you should plan and take care of specific types of animals during a disaster.  Please review this guide and the other pet plans we have available on the Delaware Citizen Corps Website under the resources tab.

Click Here To View The Brochure

New Castle County Train-The-Trainer

The State CERT Team provided a Train-the-Trainer Course, for the New Castle County Citizen Corps Council CERT Instructors.  The class was taught in an effort to revitalize their Instructor pool in teaching more CERT Classes throughout the county and to assist the State CERT Team.   Nineteen Instructors took the course which was made up of NCC/OEM, American Red Cross, ESC, FC, NCC ARES/RACES, Del Tech, and the NCC Council.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Water During A Disaster

The amount of water needed during a disaster continues to be confused.  There are a variety of important facts that everybody should know about water.

FEMA Suggests the Following:

  • One gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation.
  • Children, nursing mothers, and sick people may need more water.
  • If you live in a warm weather climate more water may be necessary.
  • Store water tightly in clean plastic containers such as soft drink bottles.
  • Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person.

Family Emergency Preparedness Day Flyer

Below is a link to our Family Emergency Preparedness Day flyer which will be happening on September 12th.  Print out a few copies and post it around your workplace!


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Presentation to IFMA of Delaware

On March 31st, Delaware Citizen Corps gave a Presentation to 30 members of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) of Delaware, in Wilmington at the Barclays Dryrock Building.  The presentation was on Citizen Corps and all its components with a special emphasis on the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Course.  The Disaster Preparedness Video/DVD was also shown.  Citizen Corps will be contacted in the near future to schedule various CERT Courses for some of their individual establishments.  Pictured from (L to R) are Scott Stilley, Mary Anne Conine, Pamela Nelson of IFMA, Marny McLee and Bob George of DE Citizen Corps. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

New CDC Fact Sheet Available

The United States Centers for Disease Control have developed a 2-page fact sheet on recovery information after a hurricane or flood. This fact sheet talks specifically about the importance of sanitation during and after one of these events. Information includes food storage, water illnesses, and much more.

To view the fact sheet click here.

Also check out the CDC Hurricane page here.