Upper West Side CERT

Category Archives: Training

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.

Traffic Training for NYC CERT Volunteers

This past Saturday, it was Traffic Training, conducted by the NYC Office of Emergency Management (OEM) in conjunction with the NYPD. The exercise in rerouting and managing vehicular traffic took place on First Avenue between East 19 and 21 Streets in Manhattan. Twenty-two CERT volunteers from around the city participated.

Disaster Simulation at Penn Station for FDNY, USMC, and CERT Volunteers

NYC CERT volunteers provided the necessary realism for a simulated disaster in Penn Station, in New York City, on the evening of September 23, for a group of FDNY and USMC (U.S. Marine Corps) personnel. The scenario was a dirty bomb explosion on one of the trains, resulting in numerous casualties.

Go Bag 201: Beyond the Basics

OK, you’re CERT-ified. You’ve taken the training. You have a Rescue Bag AND a Go Bag packed and ready in the hall closet. You’re prepared for any grab-and-run scenario they can throw at you. But are you truly happy?