Upper West Side CERT

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UWS CERT to Launch 10th Anniversary Year at the American Museum of Natural History

On March 1, 2017, Upper West Side CERT will begin its 10th year with a celebratory event, hosted by the American Museum of Natural History. The gathering will kick off a year of neighborhood activities designed to raise awareness about emergency preparedness and increase community involvement.

A Van? Yes We Can! With Your Help.

Upper West Side CERT has won a coveted place on the 2016 PBNYC6 (Participatory Budgeting for New York City, District 6) ballot to win funding for the purchase of a team van. The UWS CERT Emergency Response and Education Vehicle is one of fourteen projects to be considered for funding by the District 6 public during PBNYC voting week, March 26 through April 3. But let’s back up a bit.

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.

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.