Puerto Rico has been hit by a series of small earthquakes beginning on December 28th which has intensified and culminating in a tremor measuring 6.0 magnitude on the Richter scale near Tallaboa, Penuelas, Puerto Rico early Tuesday. The 6.0 Magnitude earthquake has been followed by a series of aftershocks. Puerto…
Hydrologic Outlook National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac MI (Website) National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac Mi (Facebook) 354 AM EST Thu Jan 9 2020 …HEAVY RAINFALL AND WIDESPREAD FLOODING POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND… An extended period of rain from Friday through Saturday may produce widespread rain amounts of around 3 inches with some locally…
The CERT National Program Office is also very pleased to announce publication of six new supplemental training modules, now available for download. The supplemental modules will train CERT members in new skills and increase CERTs’ capacity to support local emergency services and public safety.
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Efforts over the last two decades to prepare communities for disasters have failed and new methodologies need to be developed, according to research by FEMA’s Higher Education Program.
Disasters change things. When an emergency happens you may have to decide what to do very quickly, while you are worrying about what might happen. By planning ahead, it will be easier to make the right decisions when the worst happens.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
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This training video covers the basics of fire size up, use of extinguishers and fire safety. Fires are dangerous and can change quickly. As in all CERT operations, the CERT members safety is always the number one priority. Safety measures presented in the video include use of protective gear and the proper equipment to extinguish small fires, working with a buddy and a team, planning for safe entry and exit, maintaining a safe distance and position from a fire and using the P.A.S.S. procedure to operate fire extinguishers.
This video supports the materials presented in the CERT Basic Training course Unit 6: Fire Safety and Utility Controls in the 2019 CERT Training Material. This video is provided by FEMA via the www.ready.gov/CERT website. Please see the usage guidelines here: https://www.fema.gov/photo-video-audio-use-guidelines
“I can’t watch my granddaughter burn.” Kathleen evacuated during the #CampFire last year. With wildfire conditions still affecting multiple states today, #BeReady by making your plan: Ready.gov/wildfires
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members know that communication during an emergency is vital. Don Lewis of the Alexandria Radio Club in Virginia wants CERTs around the country to know how amateur radios can help.