CERT National Newsletter
The CERT National Program Office is pleased to present the "CERT National Newsletter". This publication
will offer updates on the CERT Program, highlight successes of local programs and provide valuable information for
current and prospective CERT programs.
CERT Newsletter Issues
CERT Newsletter - Volume 3 - Issue
4, June 2011
In this issue of the CERT National Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 4, you will read about the creative and diverse
ways CERT members serve their communities when they aren’t activated for emergency situations. Also featured in
this issue is an article on the Pasadena Community College CERT’s full-scale ShakeOut exercise, and the Denver CERT
program’s success in building community partnerships. Last but not least, find out more about Georgetown
University’s collaboration with other Washington, D.C. universities and colleges to provide CERT training.
CERT Newsletter - Volume 3 - Issue 3, January 2011
This is an exciting edition and features an informative story on Haiti CERT’s response to the devastating
earthquake there a year ago. Also, be sure to read the stories on the rodeo in Guam that refreshes disaster
readiness skills, and how a “disability” is a special skill in disguise. And learn how to promote CERT in
your community and see what other programs are doing across the country.
CERT Newsletter - Volume 3 - Issue 2, October 2010
In this issue of the CERT National Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 2, you will read about how a CERT
in Haiti mobilized after the earthquake. Also, in this issue is a story of how the
Charlottesville-UVA Albemarle County CERT responded to a snowstorm. You will also read about how the Hawaii
CERT is preparing for a tsunami that could devastate the island state, and how the Passaic Valley, NJ CERT
responded to flooding.
CERT Newsletter – Volume 3 – Issue 1, April 2010
When a West Virginia teen uses his CERT training to save a life, people pay attention. That’s just one of
the many stories featured in Volume 3, Issue 1 of the quarterly "CERT National Newsletter." Read about CERT
members who staffed local H1N1 clinics by assisting with crowd and traffic management, patient registration, and
other duties as needed at the clinics. Discover how local CERT programs across the country have grown significantly
from 2005 to 2009 in our interviews with CERT Program Coordinators in five states. Read details of how CERT
members activated due to a fire at an oil refinery in Puerto Rico. These features and many more are ready for
you to read.
CERT Newsletter – Volume 2
– Issue 3, November 2009
In this issue of the CERT National Newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 3, you will read about how CERTs around the
country are engaging in drills and exercises to maintain individual and team skills. From regional CERT Olympics in
Texas, Oregon, and Washington, to the AMGEN Tour of California bicycle race, to search and rescue exercises in Ohio
and Virginia, and more, CERTs around the country are finding innovative and interesting ways to train. The issue
also features a request for CERTs to submit their own drills and exercises for inclusion in upcoming publications
from the National CERT Program.
CERT Newsletter –
Volume 2 – Issue 2, August 2009
In this issue of the CERT newsletter, Volume 2, Issue 2, you will read about the Hamden, CONN CERT training on
public safety officer rehabilitation and on-scene victim care. Another story "CERT Programs: Rural and Urban"
describes the similarities CERT members receive in both locations and also the challenges both communities are
faced with. The article on Teen CERT is a compilation of five individuals from across the country who conduct Teen
CERT in their local communities.
CERT Newsletter – Volume 2 –
Issue 1, April 2009
This issue of the quarterly "CERT National Newsletter" from the CERT National Program Office features an article
on two CERT Coordinators – one with a well-established program and the other with a relatively new program –
illustrating the differences and similarities in running their CERT programs, an article on Guam CERT conducting
training to high school students and University students on the island, and also stories where CERT members have
used their training to respond to disasters in their communities.
CERT Newsletter – Volume
1 – Issue 2, January 2009
The CERT National Program Office is pleased to issue Volume 1, Issue 2 of the quarterly "CERT National
Newsletter." This edition features articles on CERT Basic Training conducted in Mandarin, Campus CERT and
other local CERT exercises, local CERTs' work during Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in Lousiana, and CERTs in action
during the U. S. Olympic track and field trials, as well as stories on CERT training initiatives taking place
across the country.
CERT Newsletter –
Volume 1 – Issue 1, September, 2008
This issue includes greetings from FEMA Administrator Paulison, articles on the CERT partnership with Meals On
Wheels and on CERT exercises and training around the country, and also news on updates to the CERT training
materials, as well as information on how to submit stories for publication in the newsletter.