New C.E.R.T. Training
Cost is FREE
February 25th 8am - 4pm
February 26th 12pm - 4pm
The Gloucester Community Emergency Response Team is a group of community volunteers that learn to:
Manage utilities and put out small fires
Provide basic medical aid
Search for and rescue victims safely
Why take the C.E.R.T training?
C.E.R.T is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the C.E.R.T. program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.
For more information or to register, contact:
During winter in Virginia, we can experience snow, subfreezing temperatures, strong winds and icy rain storms. Winter weather can also knock out heat, power and communications services to your home and office, which can sometimes last for days at a time.
Make sure you and your family are prepared for winter weather by doing the following:
- Know the terms: (from the National Weather Service)
- Warnings - Take Action! Confidence is high that a winter storm will produce heavy snow, sleet or freezing rain and cause significant impacts.
- Watches - Be Prepared. Confidence is medium that a winter storm could produce heavy snow, sleet, or freezing rain and cause significant impacts.
- Advisories - Be Aware. Light amounts of wintry precipitation or patchy blowing snow will cause slick conditions and could affect travel if precautions are not taken.
- For more on winter weather, freezing rain and wind chill, visit the National Weather Service.
- Thoroughly check and update your family’s emergency supply kit before winter approaches. Include warm clothing and blankets.
- Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle.
- Maintain a full gas tank in your vehicle.
- Stay inside during harsh weather.
- Practice safety when using wood stoves, generators and space heaters.
- Dress in layers.
- Keep pets indoors away from freezing temperatures. Learn more about pet preparedness.
- Keep a flashlight, ice scraper and blankets in your vehicle.
- Check on family and neighbors.