Teen CERT Course at E.M. Dante Magliano

Teen CERT Course at E.M. Dante Magliano


Last week we ran another Teen CERT course, this time for a dozen teenagers who study at the Escola Municipal Dante Magliano here Nova Friburgo. The course went very well, and it was good to see how the young people learned the basic of emergency preparedness and response during the 20 hour course.

These courses, which are running free-of-charge, have been very well received, and is good to see that we can help prepare our city, which was impacted by  Brazil's worst natural disaster back in 2011. Unfortunately, the recently released Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Plan shows that over 18,000 residents in our city continue to live in houses which have a high to very-high risk of collapse in the event of heavy rainfall.

As we are now coming into the rainy season once again, we plan to continue running these CERT and Teen CERT courses, as resources permit, so as to continue to help prepare our city. If you would like to contribute towards the cost of holding these course, please visit our page at http://www.gofundme.com/TeenCERTRJ (we do not receive any ongoing funding from any source for the realization of these courses, which are being run on completely voluntary basis).

Here are some photos from last week's course.


Written by : Administrator