Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Disaster Preparedness Presentation in Dover

On March 21, Delaware Citizen Corps Program Manager Robert George and Coordinator Marny McLee delivered a Disaster Preparedness Presentation to the fifty five and over group at the Faith Community Church in Dover. Approximately twenty members attended the presentation, which was very well received with many questions and input from the group. Outreach materials and five Citizen Corps Disaster Kits were given away. The point of contact for the presentation was Tony Wolford.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Spring Forward and Remember to Check Smoke Detectors

When you spring forward an hour for Daylight Savings this Sunday, it’s also the perfect time to make sure you have a working smoke alarm in your home. Smoke alarms significantly increase the chances of surviving a deadly home fire. Take a few simple steps to get prepared including:
  • Test and clean your smoke alarms monthly;
  • Replace the batteries at least once a year;
  • Install smoke alarms on every level of your residence, including the basement; and
  • Replace the entire smoke alarm unit every 8-10 years or per manufacturer’s instructions.
After you test your smoke alarm, let everyone know via Twitter and Facebook. Be sure to also share these tips with your family and friends.

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University of Delaware CERT Course

On March 1st and 2nd, The State Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), led by Bob George and Marny McLee, taught a training course at the University of Delaware.  Approximately twenty five staff, students, and members of the Center for Disabilities Studies attended the course.  The point of contact for the course was Marcia Nickle, Emergency Manager for the University of Delaware. Marcia has also been a member and instructor of the State Community Emergency Response Team for five years.