South Orange CERT General Volunteer Meeting- June 3, 2015

posted Jun 4, 2015, 3:54 AM by Ted Marcoux   [ updated Jun 4, 2015, 3:55 AM ]

South Orange CERT General Meeting  

Minutes and Action Items

June 3, 2015

Ricalton's, 19 Valley St., South Orange


  • Review progress on 2015 SOCERT Organizational goals

We are making progress, but much more slowly and are challenged by low attendance at training, exercises, and other events. See next item below.

  • CERT Basic training-South Orange.

We had five participants in our Spring training, but our last session was cancelled as only two new recruits showed up. Need to address low attendance urgently. Next steps:

  • Will reach out with a broader introduction to CERT- Neighborhood Assoc., Faith Based Groups, Summer Concert Series. We already have a presentation and will schedule some speaking engagements.

  • Go back to one month of training; Jan. on Sat. full day/March:Tues-Thurs. evenings, weekly

  • South Orange Middle School Health Fair

Event was well attended and allowed for great outreach. Follow up with 4 interested volunteers.

  • West Orange CERT Wilderness Search and Rescue Exercise

Exercise went well. Much was learned, and AAR is due out.

  • Update on medical triage drill, now scheduled for Oct.3

Had our first planning meeting and will set up the next planning meeting.

  • Youth wing, partnering with Scouts - Brooke Peterson, Dan Peterson

Nothing to report.

  • Train-the-Trainer for CERT Basic

Check in with County and plan for TTT; mid. Oct.

  • Background checks, form for volunteers, clarify emergency notification and deployment method

Need to speak with Chief Chelel and Adam Loehner.

  • Coordinating with the County

AnneMarie to send Word document

  • Public Events

Play Day SO: Sept. 20- Plan to have a table and also provide traffic control.

SO by SO: June 26-28- may offer volunteers to help.

  • Next meeting  

Sept. 9, 7:30-9PM; invite has been sent out.