Upper West Side CERT

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Talking Points for People with Pets and Service Animals

If you have ever loved an animal, you can imagine how devastating it would be to find yourself and your pet separated by a fire or flood. We all remember the heartbreaking images of abandoned pets in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which raged across the southeastern United States in 2005.

Talking Points for People with Hearing Disabilities

This is Part 2 of a three-part series on Ready New York Talking Points for People with Disabilities. Our topic this week is preparedness for people with hearing disabilities. If you are hearing disabled, these simple tips can make your life easier and safer. The key to readiness is to make a plan BEFORE an emergency, so you can be ready if there is one.

Talking Points for People with Vision Disabilities (and Those Who Wish to Help Them)

This is Part 1 of a three-part series on Ready New York Talking Points for People with Disabilities. We thank the NYC Office of Emergency Management for sharing this important information. If you have a physical disability, we hope you will find these tips useful. If you happen to be a volunteer who works with disabled individuals, we hope they make your interactions easier and more meaningful.

UWS CERT Receives 2015 Citywide Deployment Award

In a recognition ceremony last night, Upper West Side CERT (M7) was presented with the 2015 Citywide Deployment Award by Commissioner Joseph J. Esposito and the NYC Emergency Management Department. The award recognizes the team’s outstanding performance in responding to recent crises, including the East Village and East Harlem gas explosion disasters, and the Ebola outbreak.