CERT Academy Class – Spring 2016



From the Desk of Andrew McCaffery
Community Emergency Evacuation Coordinator
Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services
P.O. Box 127, Yaphank N.Y. 11980

Free CERT Academy Class – Spring 2016

It is my pleasure to invite you to our Spring Suffolk County Community Emergency Response (CERT) Academy Orientation that is scheduled for Monday, April 11, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00PM at the Suffolk County Fire Academy Office Building (directions are attached) located off of Yaphank Avenue in Yaphank. Please bring your driver’s license and two other forms of identification along with copies of any certifications that you feel would be beneficial to document on your membership application. This Orientation is mandatory in order to continue the required 13 unit CERT training course which will start on Monday, April 18, 2016. Kindly RSVP your attendance to the Orientation by replying to andrew.mccaffery@suffolkcountyny.gov. Please include your name when replying.

Over the 13 weeks, Topics covered are:
American Heart Association CPR/AED
American Red Cross Disaster Services
American Red Cross Shelter Operations
Disaster Psychology
Emergency Medical Operations
Fire Safety
Introduction to ICS & CERT
Light Search and Rescue
NIMS IS 700a


Volunteers Needed For Cancer Walk

walk for beauty cancer researchVinny, KC2WPP is calling for volunteers for this important walk on October 25th 2015.

Please reference the Suffolk County Radio Club Web Site for more information.

Youth Triathlon – Sunday 8/16/15

Deep Pond Triathlon
Our fellow Team member, Vinny KC2WPP, Brookhaven ARES AEC is looking for radio operators for the Deep Pond Youth Triathlon.
Where:  Schiff Reservation in Wading River {MAP}
When: Sunday 8/16/15 at 8AM
Who:  Contact Vinny KC2WPP by email

Upcoming CERT / ARES Events

Brookhaven Town Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceTeam,

Please review the list of CERT / ARES events and contact Vinny KC2WPP if you can volunteer your time to help with communications. While attending you will be under the direction of the Brookhaven ARES group.

7/18  Saturday 6pm –  Glow Run – Fireman’s Park, Ridge
8/16  Sunday 8am –  Deep Pond Youth Triathlon –  Schiff Reservation, Wading River
9/26  Saturday 6am – Bullfrog Triathlon –  Schiff Reservation, Wading River