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Jun 2014

2014 State CERT Conference

This year's annual State of Florida CERT Conference will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday; September 4, 5 and 6 at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village.

This is a great opportunity to meet and train with other CERT members from around the state. Workshops will be available to serve the needs of most members. Room rates are $99 + tax per night (double or single occupancy) with slightly higher rates for triple and quad. This year we are pleased to announce that self parking and in-room internet will be included in the rate. Registration fee is $100.00 which includes your 1year membership in the Florida CERT Association. Conference Registration forms are now available on the following pages, each person will need both the registration form and photo release form. It is very important that the form be downloaded, filled out and either mailed or scanned to Chris (Florida CERT Association President) as soon as possible.

It is also important that room reservations be made at your earliest convenience. Room reservations can be made by calling the hotel direct at 386-254-8200, please make sure you let them know you will be there for the CERT Conference. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

Also, be sure to check out the Florida CERT Association's website:

Download the Disaster Reporter Mobile App

CERT Volunteers: Download Disaster Reporter!

A picture is worth a thousand words. As we kick off the 2014 Hurricane Season, help us highlight the CERT program and demonstrate your capacity as citizens and trained volunteers to provide accurate, on-the-ground situational awareness and augment the capabilities of professional responders during disasters.
As a CERT volunteer, you play an integral role in disaster reporting in your community. Administrator Fugate is calling upon CERT volunteers throughout the country, including you, to download the FEMA mobile app, which includes Disaster Reporter.
Why should you use Disaster Reporter? Here are our top four reasons:
  1. It provides FEMA responders, local emergency managers, CERT volunteers, and the public with greater visibility into disaster situations across the United States. This can help expedite emergency response efforts.
  2. It provides a reliable source for viewing disaster events around the country.
  3. It’s a great free resource to download straight to your mobile phone.
  4. Your support efforts in an impacted area will be displayed publicly on an online map.
Learn more about Disaster Reporter at and To download the FEMA app, please visit
In addition to the Disaster Reporter tool, the FEMA App also has preparedness tips, an interactive emergency kit checklist, recovery safety tips, open Red Cross Shelters, open FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers, and FEMA blog posts. The app is available for Android, Apple, and Blackberry.

Don’t forget to check the latest CERT newsletter for other great resources and stories. The latest edition is available at

Next Meeting Rescheduled with A Special Speaker

Because of our on-going basic CERT class we had to change the date of our next meeting to July 23rd (Wednesday) at 6:00pm at Davie Fire Administration (6901 Orange Drive).

We will be having a quest speaker Rob Molleda, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the National Weather Service Miami Weather Forecast Office, which covers our area. Rob will conduct a presentation on the 2014 hurricane season which began on June 1st.

Rob’s presentations are always informative and filled with information that you won’t see online or on TV.  If there’s anything you ever wanted to know about hurricanes, this is the meeting to attend!
We have a very special meeting planned and a very special guest, PLEASE RSVP if you will be able to attend to Joanne 954-797-1144 or