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4/15/2013 Port Richmond CERT re-initiates its weekly amateur radio net! Every Monday evening at 7pm, the Port Richmond CERT team will conduct a formal radio net on the Staten Island linked repeater system. Any licensed amateur radio operator are encouraged to check in and support the net. For more info on the repeater frequencies, visit www.sirepeater.com

  Net Frequency Audio Feed via KC2GOW Repeater

Port Richmond CERT Mobile Repeater/Communication Trailer Location (via APRS)

NOAA Weather Radio Feed (Riverhead NY covers NYC)

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P.R. CERT's Class of 2009 takes their final exam.

Special Thanks to FDNY LT John Eccleston, his cadre and Port Richmond CERT Veterans Anna Ferrara, John Burke, and William Quinn.

Click here to see a short video

Learn how to be a volunteer

Thursday, February 05, 2009
Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Becoming a member of a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will turn you into a volunteer at the ready, someone who can pitch in when a disaster occurs or when crowd or traffic control is needed at an event. They assist local community groups and New York's first responders

Training and certification are a must, though, and the opportunity to take the training course on Staten Island is coming up in March. The city Office of Emergency Management will offer the 11-week CERT training course on Wednesdays beginning March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in New Dorp High School.

A minimum of 25 people are needed for the course to be conducted here; otherwise, trainees have to travel to another borough. A maximum of 40 people can be accepted.

CERT training focuses on the following skill-sets: Light urban search and rescue, fire suppression, triage, traffic control, radio communications and urban emergency preparedness. Members of the team conduct periodic emergency-response drills and community outreach. Graduates will automatically become part of the Port Richmond CERT team.

After training, a volunteer is expected to attend at least two CERT meetings per month and participate in exercises and/or community outreach events each year.

For more information, contact John Tidona at info@sicert.org.

To down load a application, fill it out and bring it to one of our meetings. CLICK HERE 

Become part of  C.E.R.T. 

Let's all be prepared for any eventuality!

CERT is a program that trains citizens to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their local communities. CERT is an acronym for Community Emergency Response Team.

CERT teams are groups of neighborhood and community-based volunteers that undergo an intensive 33-hour training program in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and medical operations.

As a rule, emergency services personnel are the best trained and equipped to respond to emergencies. However, following a catastrophic disaster, some neighborhoods may be on their own for a period of time because of the size of the area affected, lost communications, and impassable roads. CERT teams are response groups that can begin initial response actions to save lives and protect property.

During non-emergency situations, CERT teams engage in the important work of disaster preparedness. Activities include educating neighbors and community business owners about the many hazards they may face and appropriate disaster preparedness steps to take.

CERT is one of four programs in the Department of Homeland Security's Citizen Corps initiative.



Contact us by e-mail for more details on joining Port Richmond CERT.

Email: info@sicert.org

Or call 718-448-7160



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