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09/01/2013 - by V. Prestwich
In honor of Emergency Preparedness Month we would like to provide for you some ways you can help out during an emergency. Besides having plenty of food storage, there are options to help within the community.
- Join or start a CERT organization in your community. CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. During a disaster there could be failure of traditional communications preventing people from contacting loved ones, road blockages preventing people from getting to medical care. People will need to rely on one another. Training can make these volunteer efforts more efficient and reduce the likelihood of these helpers being hurt.
- A CERT course can be delivers in your community by a team of first responders.
- Get trained in CPR and basic first aid. Your local American Cross Chapter can provide information about helping with mass care and sheltering operations
- Check into the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. This is a nonprofit, non partisan organization that shares knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle—preparation, response and recover.
- Become an Amateur Ham Radio operator. Ham radios are operational even during power outages and can provide an emergency communications network.
For more information go to www.ready.gov/volunteer