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2 6 Change in PhotoBucket TOS affects CERTUSA images
by Major_Disaster
Jul 24, 2017 10:02:34 GMT -8
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General

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1 2 Looking for a CERT Forum
by Major_Disaster
Feb 14, 2017 10:49:22 GMT -8
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3 7 CERT patches
by Major_Disaster
Apr 19, 2017 7:30:48 GMT -8
No New Posts Disaster News

2 2 Researchers find source of 1964 devastating Alaska tsunami
by Major_Disaster
Feb 2, 2016 10:56:07 GMT -8
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9 15 QR code-based Reference Page for NETs
by Major_Disaster
May 10, 2017 9:17:58 GMT -8

CERT Related Current Events, Disasters, and News

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Have some info about CERT participation in an ongoing or recent disaster? Something about your team and a disaster? Post it here.

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1 1 "After the Big One" article
by Major_Disaster
Mar 4, 2016 9:54:05 GMT -8

CERT by US jurisdiction

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Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts

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Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas

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Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands,

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Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana

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Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

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Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas

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Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington,

Sub-boards: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

3 3 Skywarn training March 10 2016
by Major_Disaster
Feb 14, 2016 20:38:13 GMT -8
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Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

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California

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4 11 Effect of recent weather in Truckee area?
by minerrick
Feb 24, 2017 20:11:33 GMT -8
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American Samoa, Hawaii, Northern Marianas

Sub-boards: Northern Marianas, Hawaii, American Samoa

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Photo Gallery

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Show your medical kit with description

2 2 NET Large First Aid Backpack for victim treatment
by Major_Disaster
Dec 8, 2016 10:11:25 GMT -8
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Post your photos of gear, complete or not, with description.

8 9 Portable Amateur Radio Mast System
by KG7NZQ Mark
Sept 10, 2018 14:35:09 GMT -8

Communications

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How will your team use it's communication tools in a disaster?

1 1 Resources for CERT Communications Procedure
by Major_Disaster
Feb 14, 2016 18:26:01 GMT -8
No New Posts Amateur Radio Equipment

7 7 Links for Amateur Radio Information
by Major_Disaster
May 9, 2017 10:25:45 GMT -8
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4 4 FCC Prposed Rules changes for FRS , GMRS, CB
by Major_Disaster
Apr 29, 2017 16:44:22 GMT -8
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No New Posts Other Communcations Equipment

Anything else that doesn't fit into the above categories

1 2 CERT Apps
by minerrick
Feb 14, 2017 23:39:56 GMT -8

Equipment

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How do you carry your gear?

2 12 Vest Options
by minerrick
Feb 24, 2017 20:14:36 GMT -8
No New Posts Clothing and Footwear

What do you wear / carry?

1 1 Options for Reflective Jackets
by Major_Disaster
Feb 23, 2017 9:59:02 GMT -8
No New Posts Cordage, Rope, Zipties, etc.

What do you use to secure things?

3 3 Another paracord source
by Major_Disaster
Jan 2, 2016 17:44:19 GMT -8
No New Posts Field Guides, Job Aid Cards, Quick Reference Cards

Anything compact, basic, relevant, and readily carried in the field

13 14 CERT signs, Forms, etc. freely available to all CERTS
by Major_Disaster
Jan 20, 2017 14:13:08 GMT -8
No New Posts Flashlights and Lighting Options

Headlamps, flashlights, chemical lights, etc.

5 5 Flex / goose neck flashlight options
by Major_Disaster
Apr 19, 2017 15:01:00 GMT -8
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No New Posts Other Gear

Anything that doesn't fit into a specific category

2 3 Arm / Wrist note holder
by minerrick
Feb 24, 2017 20:19:41 GMT -8
No New Posts Tools

Pry tools, multi-tools, knives, shut-off tools, etc.

2 2 Gerber Sportsmans Saw
by Major_Disaster
Feb 19, 2016 11:55:09 GMT -8

Medical Equipment

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No New Posts Bags, Pouches, Containers

What do you carry your first aid supplies in?

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No New Posts Field Sanitation

What to do with bio-hazard, used medical, and other waste items

1 1 twin-bucket sanitation system
by Mark Crummett
Feb 7, 2016 21:38:49 GMT -8
No New Posts First Aid Items

Bandages, tourniquets, splints, etc. for your individual medical kit

2 2 Forceps / Kelly Clamps.....should I include them?
by Major_Disaster
Oct 30, 2015 12:03:54 GMT -8
No New Posts Tools

Medical-specific tools

1 1 Leatherman Raptor Trauma Shears
by Major_Disaster
Feb 22, 2016 12:45:28 GMT -8
No New Posts Triage

Sorting and prioritizing medical needs

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No New Posts General Medical Information

For anything that doesn't fit the other Medical categories

2 2 FAQ about Cadavers in a Disaster
by Major_Disaster
Oct 26, 2015 14:55:40 GMT -8

Protective Equipment

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No New Posts Breathing Protection

Anything related to keeping crud out of your lungs

1 5 Options for protecting your lungs
by Major_Disaster
Feb 17, 2017 9:11:57 GMT -8
No New Posts Eye Protection

What do you wear to protect your peepers?

2 3 Eye Protection Standard to Consider
by Major_Disaster
Dec 15, 2017 9:25:20 GMT -8
No New Posts Hand Protection

Gloves, mittens, etc.

1 1 Youngstown Extrication Glove
by Major_Disaster
Oct 27, 2015 13:46:23 GMT -8
No New Posts Head protection

Helmets, helmets, helmets.....

2 5 Do it Yourself Back of the Head Protection
by martinezthomes
Dec 12, 2017 22:28:49 GMT -8
No New Posts Knee and Elbow Protection

What do you use?

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Team Related

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Team-oriented communication items

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No New Posts Equipment Cache Items

What other items does your team have cached?

1 1 Game cart for moving NET / CERT team gear
by Major_Disaster
Oct 28, 2016 9:48:11 GMT -8
No New Posts Leadership

How do YOU define a CERT leader? What does a leader need to know, do, etc.

2 2 Video: Convening a NET / CERT meeting
by Major_Disaster
Feb 2, 2016 14:22:54 GMT -8
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Team-oriented medical items

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No New Posts Operational Plan Examples

1 2 Portland NET Ops plans
by Major_Disaster
Feb 2, 2016 11:34:38 GMT -8
No New Posts Recommended Practices for Operational Team Plans

Share your ideas, thoughts, practices....what works for your team?

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No New Posts Spontaneous Volunteer Cache/GO Kit

Items for a team Go Kit focused on managing Spontaneous Volunteers

2 2 SUV Go Kit example
by Major_Disaster
Feb 23, 2017 10:19:36 GMT -8

Training

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No New Posts Animals in a Disaster

From birds to guppies to cats to cows to snakes, what to do with "Cuddles"

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No New Posts Communications

2 2 NET Ham Simplex Test/Training
by Major_Disaster
Feb 23, 2017 11:06:50 GMT -8
No New Posts Critical Incident Stress / Disaster Psychology

Helping your team mates, yourself, and victims to cope

2 2 Video on Critical Incident Stress
by Major_Disaster
Oct 27, 2015 13:56:45 GMT -8
No New Posts Debriefs / After Action Reports

Resources, references related to this important part of CERT

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No New Posts Fire Suppression

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No New Posts HAZMAT

Of course, this is an area best left to the professionals with advanced equipment, but.....

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No New Posts Knots

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No New Posts Pyschological First Aid

Helping your neighbors cope with the disaster

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No New Posts Medical

2 3 Medical Triage Video
by minerrick
Feb 14, 2017 17:57:05 GMT -8
No New Posts Other Training

Anything that doesn't neatly fit into the other Training categories

2 2 Nationwide Zombie Apocalypse Exercise
by Major_Disaster
Feb 18, 2017 16:21:44 GMT -8
No New Posts Reference Materials

Books, magazines, websites, podcasts, any CERT-related reference materials

5 5 FEMA CERT Drills and Excercises
by Major_Disaster
May 10, 2017 9:41:39 GMT -8
No New Posts Spontaneous Volunteers

How to prepare for, organize, and manage our friends and neighbors

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No New Posts Team Specific

Whether morale or team building or just training together, post your ideas here

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No New Posts Urban Search and Rescue

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No New Posts What Would You Do?

A place to hypothesize scenarios and seek input on how we might handle specific situations

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Lessons Learned

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2 2 Xenon (flashlight) bulbs work better in smoky spaces
by Major_Disaster
Oct 26, 2015 8:39:15 GMT -8
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