Upper West Side CERT

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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?

UWS CERT Holds Its First Ready New York Presentation

Deputy team leader Ian Alterman, who is also the CERT team’s outreach chair, made the presentation to a lively and diverse audience that included Upper West Siders, CERT recruits-in-training, and members of the Red Oak senior community, as well as CERT team members.

It’s National Preparedness Month – Get Ready New York!

On Monday, September 20, 2010, at 7:00 p.m., Upper West Side CERT will demonstrate what to do in an emergency or disaster situation: how to make an emergency plan; how to assemble a Go Bag and home supply kit; when and how to evacuate; how to locate loved ones; and more. The event will be held in the community room of the Red Oak Apartments, 135 West 106 Street, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues, New York City.

Rescue Bag 101

The UWS CERT team is now developing a list of recommended personal safety items for the rescue bag, and using this Web site’s Are You Ready? page, which lists recommended items for the Go Bag, as a resource.