Enhanced Emergency Preparedness in Delaware

DDAT CERT Training

On July 10-11, 2013, a group of 34 representatives of museums, archives, libraries, and historical societies from across Delaware gathered at the Air Mobility Command (AMC) Museum in Dover to participate in an extensive, two-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on all things emergency and disaster.  Training was provided by staff members and volunteers from the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and included such diverse topics as “Disaster Preparedness,” “Fire Safety,” “Seven Signs of Terrorism,” and “Light Search and Rescue.”

Participants left the training with vastly enhanced knowledge of how to be more effective in a disaster situation, whether they find themselves at their cultural heritage institution or at home when the event occurs.  All attendees received a “response backpack” loaded with personal protective equipment and tools needed to implement an effective response.

This event was sponsored by the Delaware Disaster Assistance Team (DDAT).  For more information regarding the event or DDAT, please contact Pat Young at pyoung@udel.edu.

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