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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – Medical Operations Training – Grand Bahama

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas – Disaster Medical Operations and Disaster Psychology were the topics covered during a five-day CERT training session at the Foster B. Pestaina Centre at Christ the King Anglican Church on Tuesday, September 6.   The training, coordinated by Lisa Bowleg, who is the training coordinator and operations manager at NEMA, began on Monday, September 5, and will run through Friday, September 9, when participants will not only take part in a simulation exercise but also take a post-training test.  CERT, Community Emergency Response Team, provides training throughout communities in the country.  To complete the training exercise, residents must participate in the full five days of training, missing no sessions.   The Bahamas is the first Carib...

NEMA conducts five-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in Grand Bahama

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) officially opened a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course at the Foster B. Pestaina Center at Christ The King Anglican Church, September 5, 2022. Lisa Bowleg, Training Coordinator and Operations Manager at NEMA led the CERT training that will cover Disaster Preparedness, Disaster Medical Operations, Disaster Psychology, Fire Safety and Utility Controls and Light Search and Rescue. Participants of the training were from various government ministries and departments. Officially opening the event was Island Administrator, Joseph Ferguson, who urged the participants to prepare properly for hurricanes as The Bahamas is in the hurricane belt and so will experience a monster storm periodically...