Monday, July 23, 2012

Dover Community Preparedness Day

On July 13th and 14th, the Delaware Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) taught a CERT Preparedness Class for the Life Development and Community Resource Center of Dover. The class was held  at the John Pitts Center, at Schutte Park in Dover, for twenty community and business members. Participants included the Delaware Economic Development Group, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS), DuPont, Delaware 211, Goeins-Williams Association, Kent County Neighborhood Watch, the City of Dover, Ameri-Corps, the University of Delaware, and Wilmington University.

The point of contacts for the class were Natalie Way of AmeriCorps, and Kay Dietz-Sass from the City of Dover Emergency Management, who coordinated the rooming and food.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Preparedness Night at Frawley Stadium

On June 29th, the Delaware Citizen Corps co-sponsored the Annual Preparedness Night at the Blue Rocks Stadium in Wilmington. Also sponsoring the event was New Castle County and Wilmington Citizen Corps Councils / Offices of Emergency Management, along with our partner organizations the American Red Cross, the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps, and the Dept. of Public Health's Preparedness Section. The one hundred degree fireworks night was a huge success, with approximately six thousand fans in attendance. There was a disaster preparedness billboard in left-center field, nine disaster kits were given away (one each inning), preparedness messages were announced throughout the game, and display tables and preparedness bags with outreach materials were placed on one thousand cars. The night allowed us to spread our preparedness message and also say thanks to all of our partners and volunteers who help us prepare Delaware citizens and businesses throughout the year.

Marny McLee, Delaware Citizen Corps Training and Outreach Coordinator and Retired Air Force Technical Sergeant, sang his rendition of the National Anthem, which was met with thunderous applause and many accolades. That video is available here.