Friday, January 20, 2012

New CERT Training Tools

Register TODAY for the upcoming January 24 webinar

Join us, Tuesday January 24, at 2:00 PM, EST to learn more about the new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training tools now available to State and local CERT programs and sponsoring organizations across the nation. Topics for Tuesday’s event include:

  • G428: CERT Train-the-Trainer Course
  • G427: CERT Program Manager Course
  • CERT Basic Training in Spanish
  • CERT Basic Training Participant Manual in Braille
  • CERT Basic Training Participant Manual in Screen Reader Version
State and local CERT program coordinators/managers and CERT sponsoring organizations are encouraged to attend to ensure each have the current CERT training materials and information.

Registration is FREE and is required for this event. If this is your first time registering for a webinar in the Community Preparedness Webinar Series, registration is easy and can be accessed quickly. If you previously registered, you can use your current login information to access Tuesday’s session. If you have any questions regarding the webinar, please contact

U.S. Geological Survey, Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium: Great Central United States Shake Out

Great Central United States Shake Out
Source:   U.S. Geological Survey, Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium – January 19, 2012

The Great Central U.S. Shake Out planned for February 2012 will involve more than 1 million people through a broad‐based outreach program, partnership with the media, and public advocacy by hundreds of partners.

This event is being organized by the Central United States Earthquake Consortium and the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. 

The Shake Out will be centered around a simultaneous Drop, Cover, and Hold On drill that will be held at on February 7, 2012.