Tuesday, September 18, 2007

CERT Blog for Other Languages

In December 2003, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) launched Listo, a national public service advertising campaign to educate and empower Hispanic Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks. DHS also has created extensions of the Listo campaign, as well as materials for specific segments of the Hispanic population. Listo Negocios helps owners and managers of small to medium-size businesses prepare their employees, operations and assets in the event of an emergency. Listo NiƱos is a tool to help parents and teachers educate children ages 8-12 about emergencies and how they can help get their family prepared.

People are beginning to take notice of this blog. For example, it has been linked to Washington Post Articles and we know people in Richmond are reading it. We should consider taking this blog to the next level. Do any of you speak Spanish or other languages? If so, let us know. Does it make sense to have Fairfax County CERT be the first to launch a blog, that not only continues what we have here, but also including some postings/messages in other languages? What are your thoughts on this?

1 comment:

  1. Actually a pretty good thought Andrew. Does anyone within CERT speak a different language other than English? This info might also be good to have within the CERT member database.
    The blog is a super way to disseminate information and having multi language capability would be a super addition. Yep; Fairfax County CERT is DEFINITELY getting noticed. That I can attest to. If someone can post and answer in other languages; or translate the posts in other languages this would be a huge help.With 7 primary languages spoken in Fairfax county especially!We would be able to help our neighbors that much more.........
    Super idea!

    Terry "I mangle the King's English anyway" volunteer PIO


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