Certifiable

A couple of years ago i joined the neighborhood community emergency response team – just chalk it up as another item in a long line of crap i have filler my life with to keep busy. Not that i don’t enjoy downtime. I’ve been goofing off something fierce the last two days. Basically avoiding work knowing it will still be there when i get recharged. But the idea of not having a selection if reindeer games ahead of me, might let me slip into that zone where you spend weeks under the covers.

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Anyway. Our CERT team used to be among the best in the state. But our new elderly pennywise pound foolish mayor drew a line through the emergency directors job. Now we have none and the team is dangerously close to disbanding. And the only feedback i can get from above is “well we haven’t had any emergencies have we?” Yeah pretty fucking short sighted attitude.

Ive gotten certified in a few things small animal handling, of course, basic cpr etc…Over the last year or so i have collected up my own rescue gear. The town provided me with a hat i don’t wear and finally a vest. Though i recently ordered a hard hat from ebay.

Next couple if weeks i have two training seminars scheduled. The incident command system prerequisite course and one i’m really looking forward to. Social media for disaster response and recovery. Last year when Massachusetts had a tornado do a bit of damage they managed to do a great deal with twitter and the like. So it will be interesting to see what they have learned.

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