Monday, May 28, 2012

Family Emergency Preparedness Day

On September 22, 2012, the Delaware Citizen Corps and Kent County Department of Public Safety will be hosting its annual Family Emergency Preparedness Day from 10:00AM - 2:00PM at the Delaware Agricultural Center in Dover. The event will feature over forty different exhibitors, state and local organizations, a K-9 demonstration, and the National Guard Climbing wall. Additionally, there will be a fire safety house, health screenings by Bayhealth, a child safety seat instructional station, and numerous vehicles from public safety agencies from across the state.

The event is free to the public. There will be disaster and emergency kit giveaways, live broadcasting by 97.7, and free food for the first five hundred people. A flyer is also available for download.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Skills Center Preparedness Training

On May 10th and 11th, the Delaware Citizen Corps Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provided preparedness training at the Delaware Skill Center in Wilmington. The class was made up of twenty staff members, instructors and students. The Wilmington Citizen Corps Council and Office of Emergency Management, represented by Director George Giles and Margie Williams, assisted with the fire suppression portion of the training. Additionally, they gave a presentation on the City of Wilmington’s Evacuation Plan. Grayson Clark from the United States Attorney’s Office gave a Terrorism Preparedness Presentation.

The CERT Team has been asked back to do a future training course. The point of contact for the training was Cindy Spears.