Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fire Suppression Training for YMCA

The State Community Emergency Response Team supported the YMCA of Delaware with a CERT Fire Suppression Module on May 22nd, 2011 at the Western YMCA.  Instructors Justin Kates from DEMA/Christiana Fire Company and Matt Marsella from New Castle County Emergency Service Corps/Minquadale Fire Company provided the classroom and hands-on training.  Kevin Semonelle from the YMCA was the POC for the training.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Del Tech (Terry Campus) CERT Training

On May 6,  Marny McLee, Justin Kates and Ken Brennan of the State Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), assisted DTCC (Terry Campus) with teaching their first CERT Training Class.  Ten Emergency Management and Criminal Justice students completed the training and are now part of the Campus CERT Team.  The Manager for the DTCC Campus CERT Team is Dr. Jeff Peck.

Rehoboth Kiwanis Preparedness Presentation

On May 4 Bob George and Marny McLee of Delaware Citizen Corps gave a Disaster Preparedness Presentation to the Rehoboth Kiwanis Club at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. Ten members attended their weekly luncheon meeting in which a new member was sworn in. Bob and Marny were presented a Certificate of Appreciation from Kiwanis President James Kunkle for their efforts in preparing the club and Delawareans. The POC for the presentation was Joe Brake.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Preparedness Night in Millville

Citizen Corps and DEMA were again invited to join The Town of Millville and its Volunteers as they put on their annual Preparedness Night at the Millville Fire Hall. Bob George Citizen Corps Program Manager introduced the Preparedness DVD and answered questions along with Rosanne Pack, DEMA PIO, after the crowd of approximately 100 viewed it. One Guest speaker was Chief Ken McLaughlin of the Ocean View Police Department and POC of the first Citizen Corps Council/Volunteer in Police Service (VIPS) in Delaware.

Rosanne Pack also manned a display table with Don Minnich, Citizen Corps Volunteer as well as Marny McLee and Justin Kates of Citizen Corps. The POC for the event was Doc Flick, the Manager of the Millville Volunteers is Steve Micciche.

Chinese Community Fire Suppression

Delaware Citizen Corps returned to the Chinese American Community Club in Hockessin to teach the Fire Suppression Block of instruction from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Course. Justin Kates of Citizen Corps and Volunteer Firefighter of Christiana Fire Company taught the inside portion, he received help outside with the practical hands on training from Kevin Semonelle also a Volunteer Firefighter from Christiana. Just as last time the classroom presentation had to be translated through a Chinese interpreter (Dr. Lin), approximately 70 members of the group attended the weekly meeting, the POC for the training was Johanna Shay.