Upper West Side CERT

Category Archives: CERT Volunteers

Message from NYC OEM CERT Program Manager: CERT Volunteers Invaluable in Building Collapse Recovery Effort

I wanted to share with you the incredible work CERT has been doing this past week. Wednesday’s building collapse on East 116 Street and Park Avenue in East Harlem had a major impact on the city. Throughout this response, CERT members have been integral to providing support to first responders and on-site agencies.

Message from UWSCERT Team Chief Shelly Fine: Volunteers Needed for Coastal Storm Season

As we enter the coastal storm season, your Upper West Side CERT is gearing up to respond to the sheltering, safety, and other emergency needs of our community. In addition to our usual hurricane shelter activity at the Brandeis and Joan of Arc Educational Complexes, UWSCERT has been selected by the NYC Office of Emergency Management to serve in leadership roles in the Medical and Special Needs Shelter planned for John Jay College.

Leave No Animal Behind: Preparedness Experts and Volunteers Convene for Sheltering Workshop

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 – Emergency preparedness experts, citizen volunteers, and animal advocates convened this past week for an “Animals in Disaster Workshop for Emergency Managers and Pet Owners”. The half-day workshop was hosted by the Metropolitan College of New York.

Mayor Bloomberg Presides Over Graduation Ceremony for 103 Community Emergency Response Team Volunteers

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today joined Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner Joseph F. Bruno, Police (NYPD) Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, Fire (FDNY) Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano and the City’s Chief Service Officer Diahann Billings-Burford in presiding over a graduation ceremony for 103 new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers.