Announcements

Welcome to the new Nevada CERT website. Please feel free to use this section to post any news, interesting website links, status updates, or notable events.

Come and Play with Us!

posted Jan 3, 2013, 12:20 PM by Page Spencer

I have just sent out a blast to the CERT Member list about participation in the Multi-Agency Communications Rodeo. We need all CERT members, any groups that you might be affiliated with, and your family members to come play. This exercise will be February 6, 2013 at the Speedway. It will be an active shooter drill, and should be highly entertaining for those participating. If you have some people that are interested, please contact me at pspencer@lasvegasnevada.gov to give me the number and type of group. I will then send you participation information. Again, it is active shooter, so any small children that might be frightened should not be included. Thanks! Page Spencer

Save the Dates

posted Sep 4, 2012, 11:16 AM by Page Spencer

I realize that this is VERY early to be talking about next year, but knowing our CERT members calendars, I wanted to remind you to save several dates for the first half of 2013. During February we will be participating again in the Multi-Agency Communications Rodeo. This is scheduled to be held at the Speedway in February, date to be announced. Most likely during the first two weeks, daytime. We will be asking for a much larger response, as in addition to handling the traffic flow to different points within the Speedway, there will be an exercise that will call for a large number of people. For the exercise, you will not need to be a CERT member, but can be a family member or friend. As usual, it promises to be a lot of fun.
Helldorado Days are coming again in May. The rodeo is scheduled to start May 15, parade is May 18. Again this year, it will start at 1700(5pm), so our form-up will start around 1600(4pm). This way it is over so that everyone can attend the rodeo if they wish. We are already talking to other Citizen Corps members, and hope that this will be the biggest turnout to date. We have been promised spot #2, right behind Big Red, which means that we will be first in, first out, and will be done early. The parade is only about 4-6 blocks long. Please see if you might be available for these two events, more information will be forthcoming as soon as I receive it from the organizers. Thanks!!

Great Nevada Shakeout is coming

posted Sep 4, 2012, 11:02 AM by Page Spencer   [ updated Sep 4, 2012, 11:19 AM ]

This month, October, is the Great Nevada Shakeout. It is scheduled for October 18, but can be done at any point within two weeks of that date. For further information, please visit http://www.shakeout.org/nevada/index.html.

Compliments for our Volunteers from Taskforce 1

posted Mar 12, 2012, 11:16 AM by Page Spencer   [ updated Mar 12, 2012, 12:25 PM ]

This e-mail was received by us after our volunteers participated in a FEMA Search & Rescue drill held by Nevada Taskforce 1:
 

I hope the reports you receive from your volunteers were positive. From our perspective, they were just what the doctor ordered. They were all here early, attentive to our pre-briefings and made for a very realistic evening for our Responders who were going through the training.

 

Please convey our total appreciation for their efforts and willingness to help us out on a cold, windy evening out in the dark.

 

We look forward to working with them all again in the future. Next time I will try to give you just a little more advanced notice.

 

Tom Petrakis

On behalf of:

Nevada Task Force One

It's Going to be Busy!

posted Feb 22, 2012, 10:33 AM by Page Spencer

The next few months are going to be really busy for all of us CERT members! The notice for the March exercise has gone out, and there will be a request for help for both April and May. April's request will be for the Nevada Southern Railroad, helping with "Day out with Thomas" on two weekends. The one for May will be for the Helldorado Rodeo and Parade, about the middle of the month. Please watch for these blasts and respond if you can help. We are getting more and more popular because of the great work you are doing on various exercises and sites. Thanks again for your participation, we can't do it without you!

Speedway Communications Rodeo

posted Feb 13, 2012, 1:38 PM by Page Spencer   [ updated Feb 13, 2012, 1:40 PM ]

 Many kudos from the organizations that participated in the rodeo for our CERT people. I heard comments about how well traffic flowed, how courteous, professional, and helpful the CERT personnel were, and how confident they were that they were headed in the right direction. A great job! Thanks so much for your participation!

Have a Wonderful and Safe Holiday Season

posted Dec 23, 2011, 10:57 AM by Page Spencer

We here at the CERT Program want to wish all of our present and future members a safe and wonderful Holiday season. Our best wishes for the New Year to all. There will be several drills during the first quarter of 2012, some large, some small. If you want to participate, watch your email and be prepared to respond quickly. Happy Holidays!

A Thank You for our Volunteers

posted Dec 20, 2011, 10:31 AM by Page Spencer

I received this email from Michelle at IAEM expressing her thanks for all the help from our CERT volunteers.
 

Thank you to all of you and the volunteers you provided to help fill the registration bags for the IAEM Annual Conference. Your volunteers were some of the best I have ever had assist, and we were done in a record amount of time. We couldn’t have done it without you all.

 

Michelle

Michelle Savoie

International Association of Emergency Managers-USA

201 Park Washington Ct.

Falls Church, VA 22046

703-538-1795 x1786

msavoie@iaem.com

www.iaem.com and www.emex.org

 

We would also like to express our thanks to all of our volunteers that helped out with the Rock and Roll Marathon. These functions could not run nearly as well without your help! Thanks so much for your time and effort!

Helldorado Rodeo & Parade 2012

posted Nov 28, 2011, 9:40 AM by Page Spencer

Yes, I know that it is a little early, but we are already being asked to get our parade entry in. Please save the date of May 19, 2012 to participate in the parade, and May 17 through May 20, 2012. More information to come when available.

CERT Schedule for 2012

posted Nov 28, 2011, 9:33 AM by Page Spencer   [ updated Nov 28, 2011, 9:34 AM ]

Now is the time if you would like to schedule a CERT class for your organization, church or business. We already have a few courses scheduled, and as you all know, they fill up fast. Email Rick Diebold; rdiebold@lasvegas.gov or Page Spencer; pspencer@lasvegas.gov, or call us at 229-0076.

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