UPDATE! Owing to circumstances outside our control, the date for this event had to be changed. It will now take place on March 1, 2017. The location and other details remain the same. Invitations will be emailed via Eventbrite in January.
November 9, 2016, Upper West Side CERT will begin its 10th year with a celebratory event, hosted by the American Museum of Natural History. The gathering will kick off a year of neighborhood activities designed to raise awareness about emergency preparedness and increase community involvement.
Invited special guests to the Upper West Side CERT 10th Anniversary Celebration include NYC Emergency Management Department Commissioner Joseph Esposito, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Community Board 7 District Manager Penny Ryan, and officials from the FDNY and the 20th and 24th precincts of the NYPD. Sponsoring businesses will also be honored.
It was in November 2006 that a group of concerned Upper West Siders gathered at the Young Israel Temple on West 91 Street to begin an 11-week training that would certify them for their role as preparedness educators and second responders. Their class was graduated in January 2007 and has been pursuing its mission ever since.
For those new to our work, CERT citizen volunteer teams support the city’s first responders – FDNY, NYPD, and EMT – in their work to keep our city safe. We are deployed to provide a variety of services when disaster strikes, including crowd management, traffic control, and emergency relief. Our equally important mission is to educate our neighbors about how to keep themselves and their communities safe.
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Event invitations will go out shortly, but for now, please save the date!
Questions should be addressed to info (at) uwscert.org.