Upper West Side CERT

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Upper West Side CERT’s team meeting this past Monday was an especially productive one, thanks to the capable instruction of the New York Fire Department’s EMT David Weissman and EMT Mike Koenke, who brought the group up to speed on administering CPR/AED.

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.

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.

Recalling the I-95 Tour Bus Disaster — CERT Volunteers Were There

In the early morning hours of March 12, a tour bus accident occurred on I-95 on the outskirts of New York City. The bus had been returning to New York’s Chinatown from the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut with 31 passengers, mostly Chinese tourists, when the crash happened.