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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:

Citizen Corps Communications Symposium

The first-ever Southeast Florida Regional Citizen Corps Communications Symposium scheduled in Palm Beach County on April 12, 2014. Registration is open and there is no charge to attend. The state of the art Safe School Institute on the campus of Don Estridge Middle School in Boca Raton will house all of the conference activities. Sessions will focus on emergency communications - one of the most critical components of disaster response.

The array of conference activities embodies the conference’s theme, “Expanding Your Toolbox.” This one-day symposium will allow participants to choose from nearly 20 different sessions offered throughout the day. The variety of sessions are designed to appeal to the beginning and experienced communication operator as well as others interested in getting involved in emergency communications. Conference activities include an opening session, five breakout sessions, lunch with a keynote address, and a display area showcasing some of the areas emergency communication vehicles and equipment.

The conference committee secured high-caliber presenters that are guaranteed to dazzle attendees with dynamic and informative presentations. One of the presenters is traveling from Canada! The aim of conference planners is to offer CERTs, amateur radio operators, persons interested in emergency communications, and other civilian response partners with the critical information to help build a safer, stronger, and better prepared community.

To register and for more information visit