Category Archives: Newsletter 2017.07

Trailer Deployment Class – July 15

We’ve all seen the CERT trailer parked at Central, or used in a simulation. But do you know what all is inside? Or, if you were among the first on scene, do you know how to deploy the contents?

Join us Saturday, July 15th at Central station where John Mascio will show us how the CERT response trailer is deployed and what protocols we have for unpacking the many supplies within.

Disaster Animal Response

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED ON ACCOUNT OF THE INSTRUCTOR RESIGNING FROM THE CITY OF ALLEN


Most, if not all, of us are animal lovers. But, have you thought about how to consider animals in, and after, a disaster? Join us July 13th, 6:30 PM at the Central Fire Station training room to learn more about animal disaster preparedness and emergency response considerations. Special guest, Allison Harper, with the Allen Animal Shelter will lead the training and answer questions.

Don’t miss this one!

Allen USA Recap

In case you missed it, this year’s Allen USA was a huge success; both for the City of Allen, and for our CERT program.

All-in, we had 12 volunteers assist with the event. Many thanks to the following teammates for helping out:

John Mascio, Jacob Meyer, Chris Smith, Mike Pruden, Noreen O’Connell, Shannen Kelley, Donna Kundaje, William Ingram, Traci Reavis, Greg Evens, and Brent Wells.

The CERT tent was in a prime location for foot traffic and everyone stayed busy chatting with passers-by about personal preparedness and disaster response training.

The kids (and the Chic-Fil-A mascot) absolutely loved being strapped to a backboard and taken for a ride.

Look forward to another great time at next year’s Allen USA!