September is National Preparedness Month! Is your family prepared?
National Preparedness Month starts September 1! This year's theme is "Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today." Each week will focus on a different type of emergency and how you and your family can prepare. Don't forget to be counted by adding your preparedness activity to the America's PrepareAThon! website www.ready.gov/prepare.
Week 1: September 1-5 - Flood
Week 2: September 6-12 - Wildfire
Week 3: September 13-19 - Hurricane
Week 4: September 14-26 - Power Outage
Week 5: September 27-30 - National PrepareAthon! (September 30)
For more details about National Preparedness Month, follow North Coast CERT on Facebook and Twitter and visit www.ready.gov/september.
Who We Are
North Coast Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a team of volunteers trained and prepared to help the community during disasters. Volunteers provide a variety of disaster and safety services in communities across Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties.
What We Do
CERT volunteers provide disaster response support services to emergency management and public safety agencies following a disaster. Services range from debris clean up to damage assessment. CERT also assists with safety-related services at community events, such as traffic control and first aid.
Contact the Team!
If you're interested in volunteering or would like more information, let us know. We're happy to answer any questions you might have.
CERT services are intended to support public safety and other responders and assist agencies in filling the gaps that often occur when a disaster overwhelms local resources.
Disaster Volunteer Coalition
North Coast CERT is proud to be a member of the Disaster Volunteer Coalition, a collaboration between emergency management and disaster volunteer agencies in Erie, Huron, and Ottawa counties. Along with American Red Cross, Amateur Radio Emergency Services, Medial Reserve Corps, and The Salvation Army, CERT works with EMA officials to strengthen and sustain disaster volunteer resources and foster collaboration with local government, first responders, and community organizations. For more information on the Coalition, visit www.disastercoalition.com.
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