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Community Emergency Response Team Summit Coming to Calgary

Alberta Floods – Slave Lake Fire – H1N1
Alberta labelled “Disaster Capital of Canada”

CALGARY, AB – After a large-scale disaster, local governments do not have the capacity to manage the over-whelming needs of an entire community. With dependence on municipal services, residents are exposed to longterm recovery efforts. Networks of prepared individuals and local agencies that collaborate effectively reduce dependence on municipal services and mitigate the damage caused by large scale events.

After a disaster, people want to help. Bridges of Love’s Community Emergency Response Team training, or CERT, assures a SAFE “Neighbours helping Neighbours” response. CERT is a grass roots strategy that is both practical and realistic strengthening community safety and preparedness through increased civic participation.

With Calgary Foundation and Insurance Bureau of Canada funding, three CERT CANada Summits were facilitated. Additional resources were recently awarded confirming CERT as a highly effective training tool. CERT trained and equipped community volunteers CAN save lives and protect property.

Bridges of Love promotes community resilience, connecting people, churches, and networks through coordination, resources and training.

Collage CERT CANada Summit 34th COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) CANada SUMMIT
BASIC EMERGENCY TRAINING FOR COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
“DOING THE GREAT GOOD FOR THE GREATEST NUMBER”
NEIGHBOURS HELPING NEIGHBOURS, CERTS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Saturday April 11, 2015 8:30 am- 4:30 pm
Friday Evening June 12, 2015 (Key-notes) & Saturday June 13, 2015
Ambrose University – 150 Ambrose Circle S.W. Calgary, AB T3H 0L5

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