Free Training Opportunity!
Escambia County CERT is hosting an "Awareness Level Small Animal Emergency Sheltering" class. This class will show participants how to help animals during disasters "because the entire family matters!" Click here for more information. (Link will open in a new window.)
Latest FEMA E-Brief
The latest edition of the FEMA E-Brief on Individual and Community Preparedness (September 17) is now available. We have converted it into a pdf file. You can view or download it here. (Note that the link will open in a new window.)
The FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division and the National CERT Office jointly publish the CERT E-Brief. This E-Brief informs readers about CERT programs and volunteers throughout the country and provides other useful information. The latest E-Brief (September 2014) talks about some lessons learned by CERT teams from activation during Hurricane Sandy.
The newsletter can be found here.
Are YOU Prepared?
FEMA has a helpful guide of how you can prepare for hurricanes. Hurricane season runs from June through November. While forecasters predict a quiet season, all it takes is one storm to make it a bad one. To read how you can prepare for a hurricane, click here.