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Good morning my name is Sean M I have recently joined the Social Media Team for FEMA-CERT. I will properly introduce myself later. I would like to do a survey if you are part of a CERT Team please comment with any goals your Team has for 2021!!! HAVE A GREAT YEAR AND REMEMBER YOUR WINTER KIT FOR YOUR VEHICLE!!!



Learn about what a normal heart rate is !Don't forget to like this video and share!
What is a normal heart rate?

Learn about what a normal heart rate is !
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Deconstructing the myth that the normal range for the resting heart rate is 60-100.REFERENCESMaximum predicted HR:Robergs R, Landwehr R. The surprising hist...


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We prepare for all sorts of disasters that may happen.What are some ways you prepare?
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Two residents of the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy have died of Legionnaires' disease, the authorities said Friday. ...
Legionnaires' disease cases on the rise in Illinois

Two residents of the Illinois Veterans' Home in Quincy have died of Legionnaires' disease, the authorities said Friday. The Illinois Department of Public Health said the two had underlying medical conditions.

Legionnaires' disease conjures up thoughts of pain and death. New York is still suffering through its deadliest outbreak ever and isn't alone in handling legionnaires; Illinois cases have double over the past decade with one death in Chicago this summer.

A research team lead by a Mayo Clinic Oncologist has found a new way to identify and possibly stop the progression of ma...
Mayo: Possible treatment to stop cancer from spreading

A research team lead by a Mayo Clinic Oncologist has found a new way to identify and possibly stop the progression of many late-stage cancers.

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Bladder, blood, bone, brain, lung and kidney are examples of late stage cancers that researchers with the Mayo Clinic say could be stopped in their tracks. An international research team led


FEMA Daily Operations Briefing for Thursday, June 18, 2015

Significant Events: Tropical Depression Bill

Tropical Activity:

Atlantic – Tropical Depression Bill
Eastern, Central and Western Pacific – No significant activity
Significant Weather:

Severe thunderstorms possible – Northern/Central Plains and Middle Mississippi Valley to Ohio Valley
Flash flooding – Gulf Coast/Southern Plains to the Ohio Valley
Rain and thunderstorms – Rockies to the East Coast
Red Flag Warnings – AK, OR & WA
Elevated/Critical Fire Weather areas – OR & WA
Space weather – Radio blackouts, Minor, R1 level observed for the past 24 hours; none predicted for the next 24 hours
FEMA Readiness: No significant activity

Declaration Activity:

FMAG Approved for Kearny River Fire, Pinal County, AZ
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How to Prepare an Emergency Response Vehicle

June 15th, 2015 by Rachel Sheelam
"During recent record rainfall throughout the Southern U.S. – namely Texas and Oklahoma – floodwaters and tornadoes laid waste to hundreds of homes and caused tens of millions of dollars in infrastructure damage. As climate change continues its ominous march, scientists warn that natural disasters throughout the world are likely to become increasingly more intense (source: NASA). There is a silver lining to this storm cloud, however: as 4×4 truck, Jeep and SUV owners, we have a unique opportunity to help our communities if disaster ever does strike. Here’s how you can make a difference:

Get CERT Certified

CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) is a branch of FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) made up of groups of volunteers who have been trained to assist in a disaster situation. Cities and towns throughout the United States have CERT programs and the vast majority offer certification programs for free.

“Too often, people will drive by an accident and snap a picture for Facebook or Instagram instead of helping or simply calling 911 – which is why the county of Los Angeles and several others in the state of California offer CPR and first responder classes at a discounted or free rate. This certifies civilians … and encourages those who are first on scene to help those in need of immediate assistance,” says Manny Anguiano, an auxiliary firefighter with the City of Downey Fire Department.

CERT courses vary by region to help prepare communities for the most likely disasters; for instance, the Los Angeles, CA CERT training program puts an emphasis on earthquake preparedness while the Austin, TX program emphasizes flash flood training. Other aspects of CERT program training often include first aid, fire preparedness and even disaster psychology."

You can find more information on your nearest CERT program here:


Learn Business Continuity TipsFor Hurricane Season at Free Webinar WASHINGTON –The devastating effects of a hurricane ex...
Prepare My Business - Home

Learn Business Continuity Tips

For Hurricane Season at Free Webinar

WASHINGTON –The devastating effects of a hurricane extends beyond the coastal areas where the storm lands. In recent years, we’ve seen how the impact of storm surge—which is the abnormal rise of water generated by a storm—inflicts widespread damages on communities and small businesses in the hurricane’s path.

The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Is your business prepared for a possible shutdown on the heels of the infrastructure collapse that usually follows a major storm? Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration for a free business continuity webinar on Tuesday, June 9, at 2 p.m. EDT.

Agility Recovery President Bob Boyd will present practical tips on how to make your organization more resilient and prepared when a hurricane strikes. Dr. Gerry Bell, a hurricane climate specialist and research meteorologist from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) long-range Hurricane Outlook Team will discuss the 2015 hurricane season outlook.

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer disaster preparedness strategies through its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access past webinars.

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit

WHAT: “Protect Your Business This Hurricane Season” – Preparedness tips from Bob Boyd, with a hurricane season forecast from Dr. Gerry Bell, followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 – 2 to 3 p.m. EDT

HOW: Space is limited. Register at

You’ve finally achieved your dream. Don’t lose it to a power outage, hacker disruption, fire, earthquake or other disaster. If you’re not prepared, a disaster could put you and your employees at risk, possibly shutting down your business forever.




Officials in several states, including Missouri, are reporting cases of respiratory illness, some severe enough to send kids to hospitals.
In Kansas City, Mo., more than 300 cases of respiratory illnesses were reported last month, according to the state Department of Health & Senior Services. About 15% of the illnesses resulted in kids being placed in an intensive care unit, according to a health alert issued Aug. 29.
Ten states have contacted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help in investigating enterovirus — Colorado, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Kentucky.
If you see your kid's condition changing they're going just from having the sniffles to a fever to now, maybe, difficulty breathing, or they just look like they don't feel good you want to take them to the doctor or to the emergency room to make sure,Because kids that have asthma (or allergies) and get this enterovirus can get very ill. Doctors say they've never seen anything like it.
Keep in mind if you'r child gets a cold you don't have to be alarmed but if the symptoms get worse, you may want to see your child's doctor.
Fever, sneezing, runny nose, cough, skin rash mouth blisters, body muscle aches.
Wash hands, and clean door nobs an other touched areas.

THE NEW MARS VIRUS OUTBREAK IN THE U.S. Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with...
CDC - Coronavirus - Middle East Respiratory Syndrome - MERS-CoV

Health officials on Friday confirmed the first case of an American infected with a mysterious virus that has sickened hundreds in the Middle East.
The man fell ill after flying to the U.S. late last week from Saudi Arabia where he was a health care worker.He is hospitalized in good condition in northwest Indiana with Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Indiana health officials, who are investigating the case.The virus is not highly contagious and this case "represents a very low risk to the broader, general public," Dr. Anne Schuchat told reporters during a CDC briefing.
The federal agency plans to track down passengers he may have been in close contact with during his travels; it was not clear how many may have been exposed to the virus.So far, it is not known how he was infected, Schuchat said.Saudi Arabia has been at the center of a Middle East outbreak of MERS that began two years ago. The virus has spread among health care workers, most notably at four facilities in that county last spring.Officials didn't provide details about the American's job in Saudi Arabia or whether he treated MERS patients.Overall, at least 400 people have had the respiratory illness, and more than 100 people have died. All had ties to the Middle East region or to people who traveled there.Experts said it was just a matter of time before MERS showed up in the U.S., as it has in Europe and Asia.
"Given the interconnectedness of our world, there's no such thing as 'it stays over there and it can't come here,'" said Dr. W. Ian Lipkin, a Columbia University MERS expert.
MERS belongs to the coronavirus family that includes the common cold and SARS, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, which caused some 800 deaths globally in 2003.The MERS virus has been found in camels, but officials don't know how it is spreading to humans. It can spread from person to person, but officials believe that happens only after close contact. Not all those exposed to the virus become ill.But it appears to be unusually lethal — by some estimates, it has killed nearly a third of the people it sickened. That's a far higher percentage than seasonal flu or other routine infections. But it is not as contagious as flu, measles or other diseases. There is no vaccine or cure and there's specific treatment except to relieve symptoms.

CDC Coronavirus: Coronaviruses are common throughout the world. They can infect people and animals. Five different coronaviruses can infect people and make them sick. They usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness.

Find out what spiders are the most deadly !
Deadliest Spiders Revealed

Find out what spiders are the most deadly !

They are creepy, crawly, and dangerous! Here are three of the most deadly spiders on earth.

CERT Victim Carries

" CERT Victim Carries "

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - Victim Carries

PrepareAthon! By joining, you can connect, collaborate, and empower yourself and others to fulfill our shared responsibi...
FEMA National Preparedness Coalition

PrepareAthon! By joining, you can connect, collaborate, and empower yourself and others to fulfill our shared responsibility to prepare.

Join the National Preparedness Community and learn how to prepare yourself and others for natural and man made disasters.


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"Resilience and Psychological First Aid" webinars are back! Free 2-hour training for CERT, MRC, and other community responders. This training is also now available as Facebook Social Learning Units in the Stress Into Strength page groups. This course won high praise from thousands of CERTs and others who took it last year. A year into the pandemic, we need these skills more than ever. Register on Facebook ( or Eventbrite (
BNSF Railroad has some railroad hazmat and emergency response webinars. Free. Which I had done these before my CERT final. Good learning.
I've asked this about a year ago, and I got a lot of good responses, but shortly afterward my computer crashed. Therefore, I was not able to annotate the information. WHAT AREAS (CITY OR COUNTY) CONDUCT CERT RODEO'S OR AN EVENT SIMILAR? PLEASE GIVE TIME OF YEAR TOO, AND POSSIBLE A POINT OF CONTACT. THANKS. I'm aware of the Harris County (Texas) CERT Rodeo every February.
Another free CERT "Resilience & Psychological First Aid" Zoom-based, two-hour class tomorrow 10 am Pacific time. This is sponsored by Los Altos CERT. Register in advance!
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Rodeo Patch from Harris County CERT Rodeo of 2017. There are not many CERT Rodeo events held throughout the US. Never worn, good condition. Official patch.
Interesting. Is DHS encompassing this into their agencies. The TSA at Bush Airport (Houston) had a CERT team. It is in limbo now. But it was the only TSA airport that had an official CERT team.
friendly reminder - our FREE CERT Class starts this Friday - let us know if you are interested in attending-