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August 2017 CERT eBrief

The August 2017 CERT eBrief highlights Cape Coral CERT's Diverse Training Program, MOCERT1, and the DC CERT's Prepareathon Event.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfSound the Alarm and Save a Life with the American Red Cross

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) throughout the Nation to join the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign.

Icon for file of type application/pdfCape Coral CERT Incorporates a Diverse Training Program to Stay Prepared

Since its formation in 1997, 485 volunteers have completed training from Florida’s Cape Coral Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. These training opportunities not only cover basic CERT class topics, but they also offer more diverse topics to fit the community’s needs.

Icon for file of type application/pdfCERTs in Southwest Missouri Join Forces to Expand Their Pool of Personnel and Resources

Recruiting volunteers and obtaining needed equipment and resources pose a challenge for some Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs). Identifying solutions to address these challenges remains critical for maintaining an active and effective team.

Icon for file of type application/pdfPrepareathon with DC CERT

The Washington, D.C. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) sought to refresh its training and recruit new volunteers with a unique Prepareathon event.