Chesapeake CERT

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Eligibility Requirements (Please Note)

All CERT volunteers must submit to a criminal history background check. This process includes a standard check of local and national records along with the National S*x Offenders Crimes Against Minors Registry. All CERT volunteers must submit to a local DMV driving history check. In both cases (Criminal History and Driving Records checks) there are events that can disqualify an applicant. The following offenses will automatically disqualify an applicant, however it is not the complete list. Certain other violations will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Criminal Events
•Murder and manslaughter
•Malicious wounding by mob
•Assaults and bodily woundings
•Threats of death or bodily injury
•S*xual assault
•Felony stalking
•Felony violation relating to possession of distribution of drugs
•Drive-by shooting
•Use of machine gun in a crime of violence
•Aggressive use of machine gun
•Use of sawed-off shot gun in crime of violence
•Delivery of drugs to prisoners
•Escape from jail
•Felonies by prisoners
•Failing to secure medical attention for injured children
•Crimes against nature involving children
•Taking indecent liberties with children
•Abuse and neglect of children
•Obscenity offenses
•Possession of child po*******hy or electronic facilitation of po*******hy
•Abuse or neglect of incapacitated adults
•Employing or permitting a minor to assist in an act constituting an obscenity offense
•Conviction of any attempts or conspiracies to commit any of the aforesaid crimes
•Any conviction for a crime against the person or property of a minor, felony or misdemeanor, inclusive of the crimes set forth above. Driving Events
•No suspensions or revocations for other than administrative reasons (i.e. failure to pay fine, insurance monitoring, failure to pay child support) within the past 24 months;
•No convictions of driving while intoxicated with, or under the influence of, alcohol or drugs within the past 36 months;
•No convictions of reckless driving within the past 36 months;
•No convictions of speeding 20 miles per hour or more within the past 12 months;
•No declaration, determination or adjudication as a Habitual Offender until two years after driving privileges have been restored; and
•No more than two convictions involving any moving violation within the last 12 months.

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Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a LONG recovery period too. Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family for a MINIMUM of three days. Also make sure you have extra cash, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and a portable crank or solar powered USB charger to charge your cell phone.


DEA Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday, April 24. Please take the time to dispose of any old and/or unused medications at the locations listed below between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Unused medications are an open invitation for misuse, which can lead to addiction. National survey results show most misused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. If you are unable to attend the event this Saturday, we have also listed several locations offering year-round disposal options.

DEA Take Back Day Collection Sites:
Second Police Precinct – 1209 20th St
Third Police Precinct – 949 George Washington Hwy N
Fourth Police Precinct – 4764 Station House Rd
Fifth Police Precinct - 400 Volvo Pkwy
Chesapeake Sheriff's Office, Admin Building – 401 Albemarle Dr
Virginia State Police, Area 47 Office - 1557 S Military Hwy

Year-Round Drug Disposal Sites:
Chesapeake Public Safety Building, Main Lobby – 304 Albemarle Dr
CVS Pharmacy – 1329 Kempsville Rd
Walgreen’s Pharmacy – 1316 Battlefield Blvd. N

To find a year-round disposal site closest to you, visit

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos

Our SKYWARN training season has almost wrapped up, but we have a few more classes on the way! Our FREE online next class is tomorrow morning at 10 AM! Register now at #vawx #mdwx #ncwx


It's the start of Virginia's FIRST Severe Weather Awareness Week! ⛈⚡️🌪🌊 Today highlights the importance of receiving warnings. Make sure household members with social media, phone, and email accounts are signed up for alerts and warnings from their individual school, school system, workplace, and local government agencies. 📲 More: #VASevereWx
US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos

Virginia Severe Weather Awareness Week starts TOMORROW! Follow along each day to learn about the dangers associated with severe weather and how YOU can be prepared for all types of hazardous weather! #vawx #VASevereWeather


This year, on March 14, states throughout the U.S. will be turning their clocks forward. The long-standing “Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries” campaign encourages the public to change their smoke alarm batteries when turning back clocks in the fall and ahead in the spring.


You've made a preparedness plan for the #NewYear2021. Now, have your kids learn about #preparedness. In our 10-page children's activity guide, Calvin the Cardinal will teach your kids, nieces, nephews, etc., about preparing for different kinds of potential emergencies. They can color along the way, too! ✍️🖍
Download the guide here:
The guide in Spanish can be downloaded here:
#YouthPrep #GetReadyVA

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

Make sure you’re prepared now in case there is snow later in the week. And stay up to date with City of Chesapeake Government.

Official page for the National Weather Service Wakefield, Virginia. Details:

Facebook posts do not always reflect the most current information. For current official info, visit:

Chesapeake Television

Chesapeake Television

Winter weather can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. Here are some tips from the Division of Emergency Management. Learn more about preparing for the cold months at

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

CoCoRaHS Virtual Winter Training will be held Thursday, November 5th! Are you a weather enthusiast? Do you track weather on a daily basis? If you answered yes we want you! Training will be held Thursday at 7 PM EST. Register now! #CoCoRaHS

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

Virtual Training Opportunity! We will be hosting online SKYWARN Spotter Training this Thursday, October 15 from 2 PM to 4 PM. Can't make it? We will be holding additional virtual classes throughout the Fall! To register or check the course calendar visit:

City of Suffolk Department of Fire & Rescue

City of Suffolk Department of Fire & Rescue

Mark your calendar! #Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10, 2020. This year’s theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen! ™”, focuses on the importance of cooking safely: Cooking is the leading cause of U.S. home fires and home fire injuries.

Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the focus is reporting on sev...
NWS Wakefield Skywarn Page

Although SKYWARN® spotters provide essential information for all types of weather hazards, the focus is reporting on severe local thunderstorms. In an average year, the United States experiences more than 10,000 severe thunderstorms, 5,000 floods and more than 1,000 tornadoes.

Since the program started in the 1970s, the information provided by SKYWARN® spotters, coupled with Doppler radar technology, improved satellite and other data, has enabled NWS to issue more timely and accurate warnings for tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash floods. SKYWARN® storm spotters form the nation's first line of defense against severe weather. There can be no finer reward than to know that your efforts have given your family and neighbors the precious gift of time--minutes that can help save lives.

Are you ready to help? Sign up for a virtual training to become a spotter.

** Important: Due to high demand, these class will NOT be held in every county every year. You may attend an NWS Wakefield SKYWARN class in any location that is convenient for you, regardless of where you live. If you are interested in hosting a class, please contact our SKYWARN program Coordinat...

Looking for updates on the city’s response to Sally?  Follow City of Chesapeake Government

Looking for updates on the city’s response to Sally? Follow City of Chesapeake Government

Heads up! ⚠️ We are carefully watching the potential for Flash Flooding later today into Friday morning. Rain will continue to increase from the south due to the remnants of Sally through this afternoon. 3-6" of rain may fall across southern VA/northeast NC. Stay weather aware!

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

IT'S SCARY SIMPLE: Ditch the selfie and #BePrepared for disasters during #NationalPreparednessMonth! Snap photos of important documents and personal belongings to help you quickly file an insurance claim after a flood.


Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

FOOD SAFETY: Protect yourself and your family after a power outage. Discard any food that has been exposed to temperatures 40 degrees F or higher for two hours or more, or that has an unusual odor, color, or texture.
When in doubt, throw it out! 🥘 ➡️ 🗑

More information:

City of Chesapeake Government

City of Chesapeake Government

Have you assembled your hurricane kit yet? If not, take some time this weekend to gather at least 3 days worth of supplies for everyone in your household, including your pets. Remember to include COVID-19 related needs like hand sanitizer, masks, and cleaning supplies. For more kit tips, visit

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

Public Service Announcement: You'll want to be inside for the middle one. Well, maybe the others, too. But the others probably won't heat the air to 50,000°F.

For more lightning safety tips visit:

Chesapeake Humane Society

Chesapeake Humane Society

A new tethering law goes into effect in Virginia on July 1. The new law enhances the state code’s “adequate shelter” definition by prohibiting tethering in certain weather conditions and changes the length required for a tether. The only exception: if an animal control officer deems the animal is safe from predators and well-suited and well-equipped to tolerate the environment.

Chesapeake Television

Chesapeake Television

Hurricane season in the age of COVID-19 brings some new challenges. The City’s Emergency Management Division is working hard to adjust hurricane response plans to make sure that all of the current COVID-19 restrictions are taken into consideration. And this is something we hope you’ll do too. Take a look at this interview we did with Emergency Management Coordinator Robb Braidwood.

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

Virginia Department of Emergency Management

PETpared: June is #NationalPetPreparednessMonth. 🐶🐱🐦🐟 Include your pets in your family emergency plan. Learn more ➡️

#PetPreparedness #HurricanePrep #GetReadyVa

Chesapeake Fire Department

Chesapeake Fire Department

Cinco appears to be sleeping at his desk this morning, but he wants to remind you to please include pets in your hurricane preparedness plan. For tips on ways to keep your furry friends safe, including items needed to make a kit, visit

Chesapeake Fire Department

Chesapeake Fire Department

June 1, 2020 marks the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Get prepared now with information from Know your Zone - Make a Plan - Gather Supplies

Governor of Virginia

Governor of Virginia

To protect each other, we all need to wear a face covering in indoor public settings, starting this Friday, May 29. This includes retail stores, barbershops, restaurants, government buildings, on public transportation, or anywhere where people can congregate in groups indoors.

I am also directing our Department of Labor and Industry to develop emergency regulations to reduce the risk of exposure to #COVID19 in our workplaces. These safety standards will apply to employers, and include use of PPE, sanitation, record keeping, and hazard communication.

We are making progress to contain the spread of #COVID19 in Virginia—let's keep working together to stay safe.

Read more about today's announcements here:

NOAA NWS Weather Prediction Center

NOAA NWS Weather Prediction Center

It's Hurricane Preparedness Week! Remember, it only takes one storm to change your life and community. For more information on hurricanes and hurricane safety, visit

Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

Take advantage of this time at home and start preparing for hurricane season by putting together an emergency kit.

You may have many of these supplies already and it’s as good a time as any to clean out a garage, attic or closet to see what you’ve got on hand.



If you are under a tornado watch or warning, know a safe place to take shelter in your home.

🚨 Go into a small interior room like a closet, basement, or storm cellar.

🚨 Stay away from windows, large open rooms, doors, or outside walls.

More info:

U.S. National Weather Service (NWS)

U.S. National Weather Service (NWS)

A tornado WARNING means TAKE ACTION NOW. If there is a tornado warning, a tornado is imminent or already occurring. Seek shelter immediately! Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows and cover your head to protect yourself from flying debris. Acting early helps to save lives!

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

Virtual SKYWARN training TOMORROW at 6 PM!

🌩️Learn basic weather safety
🌪️Learn thunderstorm structure and see them in action!
⚡️Protect your community by sending timely reports to the NWS

Become a storm spotter! Register here: http://Weather.Gov/AKQ/SKYWARN #AKQSpotter

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

With doctors and nurses now wearing masks, gloves, and talking from behind windows or curtains during this COVID-19 response, it may be hard to understand them.

TDI - Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. shares some great tips on bringing your own communication tools to hospitals.

Find more information at:

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

US National Weather Service Wakefield VA

⚠️ Important SKYWARN Training Update ⚠️

Due to the ongoing health concerns, we have made the decision to postpone our SKYWARN sessions thru April 11. These previously scheduled sessions have been re-scheduled as ONLINE classes. Please sign up now at



Brrr...It's chilly outside! ☃
If you're enduring this #WinterWeather:

❄ Keep warm & dress in layers to prevent frostbite
🌧 Follow your local @NWS office for the latest weather updates
📲 Find warming stations by following your local officials


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