Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fairfax County CERT gets mentioned in Virginia VDEM emergency management update

Hi Folks! The following story is from the Virginia state department of emergency management's EM update. This is a weekly newsletter available to emergency preparedness managers all over the state, it's available at www.vaemergency.com . It mentions our CERT involvement as victims for their exercise. Check out the "additional information" link too; it's a link with some good info on other programs here in the county.


Terry
your volunteer PIO


Alexandria CERT's first full-scale exercise

The Alexandria Community Emergency Response Team's first full-scale
exercise tested their response to a mass casualty event, working with
the Alexandria Office of Emergency Management. The exercise provided
refresher training for CERT members, developing their skills in disaster
management and managing a scene until first responders arrive.
Participants included members of Fairfax County CERT, Arlington CERT,
volunteers from the Red Cross and students in Fairfax County Public
School's Fire and Emergency Medical Sciences program.

Additional information is available at http://citizencorps.blogspot.com

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