To honor the achievements of Frank Borden, FEMA Region 2 National Preparedness Division is partnering with the State of California and the National CERT Association (NCA) to host a nationwide webinar on the Past, Present and Future of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).
Join us as we start by celebrating the memory of Frank Borden, the “Father of CERT”. Frank led the creation of the CERT program in 1985, graduating the first class of community members in 1986. As the deputy Fire Chief at the Los Angeles City Fire Department, Frank led the development of the volunteer training program now known as CERT.
Several members of the Los Angeles City Fire Department that worked with Frank on the development of the CERT program will recount their behind-the-scenes story about creating this program and what the early years were like. This will be followed by presentations from FEMA and other CERT leaders on the current landscape of the CERT program. We will end the webinar with presentations that discuss where the CERT program is going and what we can look forward to.
Who should attend? Whole community partners, particularly CERT Program Managers, CERT Instructors, CERT volunteers, and anyone else with an interest in CERT.
Register now using this link: https://fema.connectsolutions.com/cert2021/event/registration.html
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