Want to learn more about how our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers assist first responders and neighbors during an emergency? Check out our complete CERT Spring Drill photo album on Flickr and then register for a free training!
Posted on Wednesday, May 22nd 2013
September marks the 9th annual National Preparedness Month (NPM), an annual campaign to encourage Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, schools, organizations, businesses, and communities. NPM is led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is sponsored by the Ready Campaign in partnership with the Citizen Corps.
Posted on Thursday, August 9th 2012
We know y’all will come through, DC has the BEST volunteers (okayyy, we may be a little biased, but the flattery can’t hurt!):
The American Red Cross blood supply has reached emergency levels with 50,000 fewer donations than expected in June. This shortfall leaves the Red Cross with half the readily available blood products on hand now than this time last year.
The Red Cross is calling on all eligible blood donors – now more than ever – to roll up a sleeve and give as soon as possible. All blood types are needed, but especially O positive, O negative, B negative and A negative in order to meet patient demand this summer.
Posted on Tuesday, June 26th 2012
On April 14, Serve DC, in partnership with DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (DC FEMS), hosted a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Spring Training Drill and Demonstration at Anacostia Park Skate Pavilion. The drill provided CERT trainees with a realistic practice setting and tested their emergency skills and knowledge. Check out all the photos from the CERT Spring Training Drill on Flickr!
Serve DC’s CERT program provides free training to people who live or work in the District to better prepare them to respond to emergencies and disasters. CERT volunteers provide critical support to first responders and immediate assistance to victims, and also help organize spontaneous volunteers. For more information on CERT training or to register for upcoming classes, visit Serve DC online.
Posted on Friday, May 4th 2012
“If you are generally well equipped to deal with a zombie apocalypse you will be prepared for a hurricane, pandemic, earthquake, or terrorist attack,” says CDC Director Dr. Ali Khan.
So don’t be a zombie! Get a kit, make a plan, and be prepared!
Posted on Monday, October 31st 2011
Check out the Facebook album for our National Preparedness Month Forum: Planning for Access & Functional Needs.
Posted on Wednesday, September 21st 2011
Commander Ready participant meets police dog
Since it’s National Preparedness Month, I thought this adorable shot from Serve DC’s 2011 Commander Ready Kickoff was just too presh to resist. Commander Ready is an program designed to introduce elementary-school age kids to emergency preparedness in a fun, safe way.
Posted on Friday, September 16th 2011