Tuesday, October 18, 2011

55+ Community CERT Class

On October 14th and 15th, The State Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Team provided a class for the Bon Ayre 55+ Community in Smyrna.

Twenty Two (22) residents took the course, and now provides a CERT team to their community. The training prepared team members to come together during a disaster to help one another until first responders arrive.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Home Health Care Preparedness Presentations

On September 21st and October 1st, Bob George and Marny McLee (DE Citizen Corps staff) and Dave Hamm (DE Citizen Corps volunteer) gave two separate Disaster Preparedness Presentations to the Home Health Care Comfort Keepers.

Each presentation was held at the Ogletown Baptist Church in Newark, Delaware, with approximately forty members attending each presentation. Gary Mears from the UD Center for Disabilities Studies joined the Citizen Corps Staff on October 1st; taking a few minutes to brief those attending on its mission on the possibility of collaboration between the groups. The point-of-contact for both presentations was Patricia Lentz.

Hospital Preparedness Presentation

On September 27th, the Delaware Citizen Corps staff provided two back-to-back Disaster Preparedness Presentations at the Christiana Care Hospital for Staff Safety Day.

Preparedness materials were also provided for the Wilmington Hospital's Staff Safety Day, held the week before. The point-of-contact for the presentations was Richard Marrow, the new emergency manager for Christiana and Wilmington Hospitals.