CERT training in Belize

From the 28th of  July to the 11th of August I visited Punta Gorda, Belize where I was able to teach a Basic CERT course and Tools for Leadership Success module, with the assistance of some of the graduates from the Iris Relief Leaders School. It was a great opportunity to train around 50 participants, Read More …

Iris Relief Leaders School in Puerto Rico

From the 9th of June through to the 28th of July I helped with the Iris Relief Leaders School in Dourado, Puerto Rico. During this time I taught the CERT Basic course, Leadership module and Train-the-Trainer course, along with some other teaching that I had prepared on subjects such as disaster spiritual care, international humanitarian Read More …

Visiting Friburgo

After a couple of quiet months back in New Zealand working full-time on my Masters in Emergency Management, on the 3rd of July I flew back to Brazil via Argentina and got to spend a couple of days in Friburgo catching up with folk before flying out to Puerto Rico via the United States on Read More …

Leaving Brazil

On the 26th of February I left Brazil, almost exact 24 years after I first arrived as a missionary in March of 1994. Although I had visited New Zealand a number times since then, I am now officially no longer living in Brazil. However, the work with young people in the suburb of Cordoeira is Read More …

CERT Brazil videos

I thought it could be helpful to record some short videos showing some of the adaptions and modifications that we made to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course here in Brazil. Unfortunately the quality of the videos isn’t that great, however I hope that could be of use to those who are adapting Read More …