Elementary School Teacher Merits Phillipsburg CERT for Her Emergency Response Training


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Giving praise to the Phillipsburg Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Hurricane Sandy volunteer and elementary school teacher Ruth Cahill relied on her CERT training skills to help individuals and families in Staten Island, New York during the storm's aftermath.

CERT trainings attempt to equip people with the resources they need to immediately help themselves and those around them in cases of emergencies.

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Federal Programs Related to - Public Safety, Disaster Services, General/Other

Programs that seek to prevent, predict or mitigate the effects of disasters (e.g. fires, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes); prepare people to cope with disasters; or provide broad-based relief services to disaster victims. Also includes programs that rescue accident victims; provide first aid training and services; and/or offer safety education programs .

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See also: Food (K03); Health Care (Major Group E); Housing (Major Group L); Legal Services (I05); Mental Health, Substance Abuse (Major Group F); Recreation & Sports (Major Group N); Youth Development (Major Group O)

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