LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Posted on 26 September 2014 by LeslieM

CERT graduates NEW class

Dear Editor:

Deerfield Beach CERT Class 41 completed their graduation drill on August 28.

We had an amazing class with 24 graduates! 24/7 our team stands ready — prepared to serve the residents of the City of Deerfield Beach, as well as the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO).

Each month, we meet as a team for additional training.

Our monthly meeting was yesterday, Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 p.m. [last Wednesday of the month] at Fire Station 102 in the 3rd floor training room – the same room as the CERT Basic Training Class. (Leadership team meets at 5:30 p.m.)

This month’s training was on our CERT bags.

When a new class graduates, they are given a CERT bag with basic supplies. As they become more involved with CERT, they will continually be adding items to their bag. We asked our members to bring their CERT bags to this meeting so we could make sure that everyone had the basic supplies. We also asked members to share the items they’ve added to their bags that might come in handy during an activation. CERT team members will want to make sure their CERT bag is up to par, as we will have a drill in October.

Time, and, weather permitting, we planned to go down to our CERT truck and go over the items on the truck.

SPECIAL EVENT

BSO Fire Rescue District Chief Sievers asked CERT to assist with water and tents for a special event on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Knowing this was a work day for most, their assistance was greatly appreciated, those who were able to help out.

Event was a grand finale carnival for “Buckle up Quiet Waters Elementary – Buckle Up – Every Ride, Every Time.”

WEATHER SPOTTER TRAINING

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Skywarn Weather Spotter Training will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. It is being hosted by the City of Ft. Lauderdale.

Carol Sjursen

CERT Coordinator

Deerfield Beach

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