Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Update
Released: 9/30/2009
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By: Keith C. Packard, Executive Director
 
The Lyndhurst Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is ready and willing to help the community in times of emergency. For instance, Lyndhurst CERT has already been called upon to help the community this year. On Wednesday, June 24th the City of Lyndhurst experienced a major reduction in water pressure due to a water main break in a nearby community. The Lyndhurst CERT was called late that night to support the residents by manning a tanker of non-potable water at the Community Center. More than a dozen Team Members mobilized, organized and selflessly gave their time to help our community. The Team also laid out a schedule for volunteers to man this tanker for the next 48 hours. While water pressure was restored shortly thereafter, it was the actions of your CERT Team that made sure that our residents could obtain water for emergency purposes until water pressure was returned to normal.
 
The basic history of the CERT Team was to help train citizens to cope with emergency events until resources are available, but it's non-emergency situations such as this water main break where Lyndhurst CERT can also assist. And so can you! We continue to provide the FEMA CERT Training to residents of Lyndhurst who are also willing to join us to assist our community. All are welcome to join. Check our website for upcoming training dates / times and locations for more information (www.lyndhurst-oh.com/lyndhurst_cert.html).


Information provided by:
The City of Lyndhurst, Ohio @ www.lyndhurst-oh.com

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