Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Faith Based Planning Workshop

On June 18, Delaware Citizen Corps and the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) partnered with the Governor's Council on Faith Based Organizations to conduct their first Emergency Preparedness conference/workshop. The Governor attended the workshop, as did the President's appointed Faith Based representative, Rev. David L. Myers. Rep. Myers is the Senior Advisor to the Administrator/Director of the  FEMA/DHS Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships. Forty faith leaders from around the state attended, as well as Gov. council members Chairman Rev. Doug Gerdts and workshop coordinators Flora McConkie (council secretary) and Marny McLee (Citizen Corps Training and Outreach Coordinator).
Gov. Markel presents Rev. Tom Edwards of St. Mark's United Methodist Church with a Citizen Corps Disaster/Emergency Kit. Also pictured is Rev. Doug Gerdts, Gov. Council Chairman (left) and Robert George, Citizen Corps Program Manager (right).

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Training

On June 11th and 12th, the State Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), lead by Bob George (CERT Program Manager) and Marny McLee (CERT Coordinator), taught a training course for the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Thirty four councilors, social workers, managers, and staff took the two day training at the Herman Holloway Campus in New Castle.  This was the fourth CERT class taught for DSAMH. The point of contact was Jessica Washer.
Wilmington Office of Emergency Management Director George Giles teaches the Fire Suppression Module