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Christchurch New Zealand

The other CERT:  Community Emergency Response Team.  Kind of off-topic
for NANOG but I know that most of us are concerned with disaster
recovery.  This is the first local line.  For US folks, there should
be a CERT for you city or county, if not ask why.  For Canadians,
check with PEP.  The CERT program trains you what to do when the offal
hits the fan and the first responders are overloaded.


"The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people
about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and
trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety,
light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical
operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during
exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or
workplace following an event when professional responders are not
immediately available to help."
Joe Hamelin, W7COM, Tulalip, WA, 360-474-7474