CERT Train-the-Trainer Class in Lenoir Aug 13-14

CERT Instructors Rosemary Hall and Kenneth Teague

CERT Instructors Rosemary Hall and Kenneth Teague

CERT Train-the-Trainer is for any CERT member who is interested in teaching CERT classes including the basic course that new CERT members attend. The material is also valuable for people wanting to enhance their training and public speaking skills. This class will be held in Lenoir for the first time, and we recommend all our CERT volunteers take advantage of this opportunity. We can use the assistance of additional CERT trainers. The class will be taught by Samantha Royster, NC CERT Program Manager and her husband, Paramedic Jay Royster.

CERT Train-the-Trainer Course Time and Location.

August 13-14, 9:00-5:00,

Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir, NC.

The class is available for registration on the state’s Training and Exercise Registration Management System (TERMS) or send an email to Caldwell County CERT at caldwellcountycert@gmail.com with your name, address, and email address and note that you wish to attend the CERT Train-the-Trainer class in Lenoir.

Overall Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the participants should be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of the CERT Basic Training Course.
2. Demonstrate the ability to present an assigned portion of the course.
3. Communicate the core values of the program.
4. Demonstrate classroom management techniques.
5. Demonstrate effective teaching techniques.
6. Model appropriate behavior as an instructor.
In addition to the overall course objectives listed above, each unit has specific
objectives.

Train-the-Trainer Participant Manual

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Lenoir Amateur Radio Club Field Day Report

CERT 1Ten CERT volunteers pitched in this weekend to help set up two emergency shelters and two awning tents for use by members of the Lenoir Amateur Radio Club (LARC) for their annual 24-hour Field Day. The event was held at Redwood Park in Hudson, NC. LARC joined clubs across the nation in staying online and on the air with the goal of making as many contacts as they can for points, educate the public about HAM radios, and prepare to be able to assist their communities during disasters. Several LARC members are also members of CERT. Caldwell County Emergency Management and CERT are happy to be of assistance to these valuable members of the community.

Kenneth Teague, Caldwell County Emergency Management Coordinator and the following CERT volunteers assisted this weekend.

Mark Barrera

Sherri Bogdan

Steve Bogdan

Joey Holsclaw

Lissa Holsclaw

Phyllis Huntley

Ted Huntley

Irv Kanode

Shirley Kanode

John Simms

 

CPR and First Aid Classes for CERT members

CPR Class This is a reminder that there will be a CPR class this week and a First Aid class next week for current Caldwell County CERT members who have taken the basic CERT course. There is no charge for the classes. This will be a good review even if you have taken previous classes in First Aid and CPR.

To register send an email to caldwellcountyCERT@gmail.com with your name, email address, and phone number with which one (or both classes) that you would like to attend.

CPR

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:00 pm  to 9:00 pm, 3rd floor training room, Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir, NC. Enter at the back door of the building. Wear comfortable clothing.

First Aid

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, 3rd floor training room, Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir, NC. Enter at the back door of the building. Wear comfortable clothing.

CPR and First Aid Classes for CERT members

CPR Class There will be a CPR class and a First Aid class in June for current Caldwell County CERT members who have taken the basic CERT course. There is no charge for the classes. This will be a good review even if you have taken previous classes in First Aid and CPR.

To register send an email to caldwellcountyCERT@gmail.com with your name, email address, and phone number with which one (or both classes) that you would like to attend.

 

CPR

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:00 pm  to 9:00 pm, 3rd floor training room, Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir, NC. Enter at the back door of the building. Wear comfortable clothing.

First Aid Class

First Aid Class

First Aid

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, 3rd floor training room, Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir, NC. Enter at the back door of the building. Wear comfortable clothing.

CPR and First Aid Classes for CERT members

CPR Class There will be a CPR class and a First Aid class in June for current Caldwell County CERT members who have taken the basic CERT course. There is no charge for the classes. This will be a good review even if you have taken previous classes in First Aid and CPR.

To register send an email to caldwellcountyCERT@gmail.com with your name, email address, and phone number with which one (or both classes) that you would like to attend.

CPR

Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:00 pm  to 9:00 pm, 3rd floor training room, Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir, NC. Enter at the back door of the building. Wear comfortable clothing.

First Aid

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, 3rd floor training room, Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd, SW, Lenoir, NC. Enter at the back door of the building. Wear comfortable clothing.

NC CERT Fall Conference Report

Tony Sturey, Meteorologist

Tony Sturey, Meteorologist

The NC CERT Fall Conference was held Saturday, September 12, 2015, in Lenoir. The agenda included Tony Sturey, a meteorologist  from the National Weather Service, who spoke about the 2015-2016 winter weather outlook for North Carolina.

His conclusions were:

  • There is an 85 to greater than 90% probability that our winter weather will be affected by El Nino.El Nino 1
  • This means there is an increased chance of more severe winter storms including colder temperatures and increased precipitation including snow, sleet, ice, or rain.
  • The “wild card” in attempting to predict winter weather is “Arctic Oscilation” or Arctic Vortex, which can occur with only a week or two warning bringing severe cold and winter storms.

Tony illustrated the different conditions resulting in rain, snow, sleet, and rain, the dangers of black and white ice and the conditions under which they form.

Margie Mansure, Extension Agent

Margie Mansure, Extension Agent

Margie Mansure, Watauga County Extension Agent for Nutrition and Foods, described preparations and measures to take in the event of a power outage to provide safe food for your family and alternative methods of cooking. It is common to lose power during winter storms in North Carolina resulting from broken tree limbs, ice, and wind. In addition to losing power to refrigerators and freezers, those with well water can lose power to run their pump. Her handout covers her discussion points well.

Margie emphasized the importance of preparing ahead of time for these type of emergencies. She explained that perishable food can spoil at temperatures above 40 degrees for 2 hours or more. If you are unsure if food is safe during a power outage or afterwards, discard it.

Freezers and refrigerators will remain cold much longer if the doors are not opened. Freezers are more efficient when kept full. Freezing containers of water and storing them in the freezer will help the freezer operate more efficiently and keep your food cold longer in an emergency. It can also provide you emergency water.

Power Outage Handout

Samantha and Jay RoysterSamantha Royster, NC CERT Program Manager, and her husband, Jay, were there from Raleigh to host the event. She reported on the activities of NC CERT and led a discussion of the group about future programs.

Kenneth Teague, Caldwell County Emergency Management Coordinator, welcomed the attendees and provided the meeting location and refreshments.

There were representatives from several communities including Caldwell County, Matthews, Charlotte, Gastonia, and Hickory.

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National Association for Amateur Radio Focuses on CERT

Climate-controlled emergency shelter

Climate-controlled emergency shelter

The July 2015 newsletter of the ARRL, National Association for Amateur Radio, includes several articles highlighting CERT activities and partnerships with amateur radio club members. We appreciate Roberta Maddox for sharing this with us. Here is an excerpt from the newsletter editorial.

This issue of the ARES E-Letter has focused on the Citizen Corps/CERT program for good reason: we as radio amateurs are potentially critical links in the community and neighborhood disaster survival chain. During the immediate aftermath of a disaster, “first” responders will likely be overwhelmed and not available to assist you, your family and neighbors. Your neighborhood could be isolated for a period of time. You will be first responder, relying on your own interventions for survival, mitigation of, and adaptation to, disaster after-effects. The best approach to personal disaster management I’ve seen is the CERT program, and under its umbrella, the development of your own neighborhood emergency response team.