Sunday, March 12, 2017

Reilich Should've Called On CERT/Special PD Volunteers


We heard on the news that Supervisor Bill Reilich requested volunteers from the community to step forward to help man the shelter at the Community Center that was set-up following the windstorm.

We can't help but wonder WHY WEREN'T CERT* TRAINEES & GREECE SPECIAL POLICE USED FOR THIS (or some other) PURPOSE?

They've already been trained and provided with basic equipment by first responders within the Greece community!

Tax dollars paid for their training, so why waste this valuable resource?

*Community Emergency Response Team - CERT

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Auxiliary were needed on the roads. Plenty of certified people, town community center employees, GVA always on the scene but the volunteers helped serve the meals, set up additional cots, wipe tables, etc. The Greece Center had more people each night than the four other centers combined. To be so knowledgeable and to not of come and help out is not in the spirit of the hundreds who did.

Anonymous said...

My next door neighbor's mother spent the night their and she was treated wonderfully from what she shared. Was grateful and appreciated it being near by.

SCATS said...

To 8:39PM ~~ You FAILED to state that Special Police were actually used. Being "needed" is not the same. Besides, that ignores the FACT that DOZENS of Greece residents have received CERT training over the years. WHY ARE THEY NEVER USED?? Not after Sandy. Not after any disaster. Obviously, tax dollars are wasted training folks from Greece.

WHERE did you get your figures from about the numbers at each center each night? SHOW US.

As for "not coming out to help" HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT OUR SITUATION WAS, OR WHAT WE HAD TO TEND TO? Oh yeah. You don't!! Maybe our home sheltered people without power. You have NO clue ;)

To 8:53PM ~~ How wonderful for her. Too bad her kid/s didn't step-up to help her out. It wasn't very "nearby" to people south of Latta Rd. who found north-south roads shutdown.

Anonymous said...

The CERT program has been in existence since the the 80's. Started in California to train citizens to help with earthquake, wildfire response and mitigation. FEMA saw the value of the program and began providing a national training protocol that is uniform across the nation. CERT training is 28 hrs of training that includes First aid, search and rescue, team coordination , fire safety , electrical safety, gas, water shutoffs,basic incident command CPR if included. Most of the citizens that are trained are also provided with a basic kit that includes personal safety equipment, tools,medical supplies ect. The individuals who complete the program and meet standards are equipped with a unique skill set that allows them to assist themselves and their neighbors until professional first response personnel arrive. These persons can also be trained to assist with damage assessment, shelter operations and are trained to work within the incident command system. Anyone that is interested can go the www. cert-la.com website to see how a well coordinated CERT program has been integrated into the emergency response plan for their city. Why we do not utilize folks like this here is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

10:09pm Why would this be needed? "First aid, search and rescue, team coordination , fire safety , electrical safety, gas, water shutoffs,basic incident command CPR"?
With GVA on the scene and a GPD officer and no one was doing (or needed) search and rescue Electric and gas shut off is left to utility workers. Really! I think you just answered your question as to why that training was not deployed. I came in from Hilton and everyone's needs were met. Red cross trained personel were their and all staff and workers had to of been background checked. I was there two days and talked to a lot of people and asked a lot of questions. Be fore you ask why my kids did not take me in, they are out of town. Great job to all involved, Supervisor, town staff, GVA, GPD, members of the faith community and just so many good neighbors that wanted to help. A+

SCATS said...

To 7:26PM ~~ You REALLY need to get over yourself!

First of all, Reilich put out a call TO THE COMMUNITY via local news seeking "volunteers TO RELIEVE" those who did the initial set-up. Background checks were NEVER mentioned, so please don't give us a load of crapple about everyone being background checked! It just doesn't fly. Speaking of which, to ensure EVERYONE'S safety, did they background check those who sought shelter? Did they keep the sex offenders out? Of course not!! Still happy with your shelter?? lol

Secondly, you never mentioned the special police, so we'll assume they were nowhere to be found in or around the Greece shelter location.

Back to your "experience" ... How do YOU KNOW "no one was doing (or needed) search and rescue"? Are you aware that Greece Ridge FD examined a number of homes to determine which had to be condemned? Do you THINK that MAYBE those homes were searched to be sure no one remained inside before being condemned??? We certainly hope so!! Also, I just heard on this evening's news that TWO PEOPLE DIED from falling down stairways in the dark! Another died falling from a roof. Do YOU know that an uprooted tree could EASILY cause a gas leak requiring shutoff ASAP? Do YOU KNOW how to shut off your own utilities??? NO??? WHY THE HECK NOT??? Do you prefer to wait while someone from the FD arrives to shut things down & hope your home doesn't explode during the wait?

Guess what? Determining whether or not a structure is safe to enter, shutting off gas, water & power, doing search & rescue, etc. are talents few Red Cross or GVA or "community volunteers" possess, BUT CERT trainees know.

Since the question we originally asked has yet to be answered, we'll ask again:WHY NOT USE THE VALUABLE RESOURCE OF CERT TRAINEES (and the Special Police) THAT WE HAVE ALREADY INVESTED IN?? If not after a windstorm, then when?? If we're not going to use them, then MAYBE we should allow communities that will to have our funding to train their community members, instead of wasting the money in Greece.

My best, educated guess is that Reilich wanted to capitalize on the captive audience he could watch over & control at a location where he was in charge ;) It IS an election year. Pressing the flesh is the preferred "sport" until election day.

Anonymous said...

7:26 This Program incorporates an all hazards training concept. These individuals may be tasked in any one of a number of ways in support of the overall recovery effort. No disrespect to anyone involved but trained vetted volunteers such as these are an asset that any incident commander would welcome. Just as an example would it not be nice to have 40 trained equipped volunteers to plug in to a search for a lost child or alzhimer patient. I remember one episode in our town where the alzheimer patient was found, but dead of exposure. While through your personal observations you may conclude that every thing was A OK do not so readily dismiss a program that has been used successfully on a national level for over 30 years .

Anonymous said...

7:26 Your comments apparently are based upon your anecdotal experience. In my experience these opinions are usually driven by feelings not facts. It is obvious that you are not in command of the facts on this subject. Some advise study up before commenting.

Anonymous said...

SCATS - I completed CERT training about a dozen years ago. I've never been called to use what I learned. You know, I hadn't really thought much about it until now. In retrospect, I gave my precious free time to learn the skills. I wanted to be able to give back in a time of need. Now that I think about it, I kind of resent the fact that I put myself out there, wasted my time on a program that no one puts to use. Your point is well made. Next time I run into Relich or someone else who should know, I'm going to ask why we aren't utilized when disaster strikes. That was supposed to be the whole point.

Anonymous said...

What is good for the community does not necessarily intersect with what the LEO Union decides is good for them and the FF Union thinks is good for their membership. If you think that they are going to let another group of volunteers into the sand box you are sadly mistaken. Let me see what would get that point across lets go with damage assessment A Cop (not enough of them to get it done at 65 Bucks per hr) Firemen (not enough of them either at 50 or 60 bucks an hour either). Trained civilian volunteers could have a lot of them at 0$per hr. GVA standing by is nice but also at a cost why not a trained civilian volunteer who summons GVA if needed. You don't need a paramedic for a cut finger or scraped knee a CERT trained Vol would do nicely.Case in point take the time to find out how the Union FF's have treated the volunteer FF's in this town. However I think SCATS is right having taken the CERT training myself I think there is a place for it in our community. So who is going to step up and tell the town leaders what the people who are actually paying for all of this think.

Anonymous said...

Greece Special Police have been out continuously serving the community with traffic control details, volunteering their services since 6 PM last Wednesday, still out today and will remain out until their services associated to the current storm detail is over along side all other paid and volunteer first responders.

SCATS said...

To 1:42PM ~~ They must be like TWC/Spectrum: "There" but unseen lol

Seriously, no one I've spoken to has seen them ... or the cable guys.

Anonymous said...

Again SCATS complaining with little knowledge of the situation. Special Police were used to assist with blocking the numerous closed roads. They were very easily seen in their black and white special police cars. Even though no one was supposed to be driving. Every person who was sheltered was ran through the sex offender data base. Town employees who volunteered had been checked, finger printed and trained prior to this storm. I will admit I have no idea what or who CERT is and if we do have such people they should've been used at community center. I don't have the exact numbers but Greece did have way more people than the others combined. They had Police, some special police and GVA there. GVA organized bringing in oxygen Greece was the ONLY shelter with oxygen in the entire county and took people from all over who needed it not just Greece residents. As for it being nearby...it's the Greece community center. If you needed shelter it was available and you could drive there because that travel is essential. Anyone who could not drive was picked up and provided a ride. The only negative could be not using CERT volunteers other than that the storm was handled as well as it can be. I also don't want to forget about the volunteer fire police who also helped out and did a great job. Sorry to disappoint SCATS but Greece got this one right

Anonymous said...

Seriously... You need to expand your circle of communication! Take a trip the to Latta & Long Pond area NOW. They won't let you down the road for your safety but you'll get a smile and a friendly wave as Special Police officers volunteer their service to your community.

Anonymous said...

11:55PM apparently the training you went to never included head to the community center and offer your time like many others did? Great to sit on the computer complaining while others are volunteering to help! Go now to the shelter and put your training to work. Tens of people have been doing that.

SCATS said...

To 3:41PM ~~ Our knowledge is at least as good as yours. I'll bet you lunch, it's better :)

Truth be told, Long Pond Rd. continued to be CLOSED South of Latta Rd. to English today - day #6, I believe. On day #1, North Greece Rd, North Ave., Long Pond & other north-south roads in town were CLOSED to traffic. Multiple shelters should have been made available. If you lost power on Red Rock, getting to King Vince Tofany Blvd was not simple, if even possible. I admit it was QUITE convenient to the elite & retired politicians living on Edgemere lol

I'm calling BS to your notion that they screened out sex offenders. LMAO!!! Sure they did!! And prior felons?? Those on parole & probation, too? Please don't make me laugh any harder!!!

As for "getting this one right" I couldn't disagree more! CERT volunteers are TRUE VOLUNTEERS.!! They WORK FOR FREE!!!! Town employees got paid, did they not? And OT at that. BTW, WHAT exactly is this special "training" you say they've had?? Can they reheat meatballs in a microwave without the manual?? I can't think of anyone I'd want "serving" me more than the assessor lol

As for the oxygen giveaway, you FAIL to mention that GVA was offering this service at their facility initially. It had NOTHING to do with the shelter, or the town.

To 4:05PM ~~ Get over yourself. WHY DIDN'T REILICH ASK FOR CERT VOLUNTEERS FROM THE GITGO?? THAT is the question that no one has answered. But then, I have a feeling our Supervisor can't spell CERT, let alone know what it is or when to use them. He's MUCH better at calling out innocent folks for personal political gain. Remember I-Square? WE DO :)

Anonymous said...

Reilich used this storm and the problems it created to promote himself politically.

He should have called all certified personal. Cert and Special Police Volunteers.

He called for a state of emergency for Greece.It was on the Greece web site on Friday....yet no updates on Greece web site Saturday or Sunday?

Eyes wide open said...

CERT, was and is nothing more than a place to put the politician annoying busybodies who manage to hunt down politicians and expound on their willingness and ability to help the community. It's no different from the collection of scrap rubber during World War II.
Some people want to b busy, so politicians find ways to keep them busy.

The Jr Gestapo Wannabe PD on the other hand is a clear and present danger. At best they are employed as unpaid flagmen getting holified people from certain church driveways onto public roads rapidly so the sanctified can go plug restaurants. Secondarily they can be rented out to the Hilton Fireman's carnival where Hilton kids can treat them appropriately. That happy little group needs to be thoroughly investigated, as does the American Red Cross who claim to have shelters prestaged and ready to be occupied.

ONLY King Willie could and would open a shelter in a building running on generator power that was minimally accessible by people needing shelter, and be extolled as a glittering hero for the work of the Greece AOG Church down the road. Once again, the King has pulled the tarp over the public's eyes.

SCATS said...

To 8:27PM ~~ Of course he did! Like we said before, it's an election year & he created a captive audience to press the flesh ... and attempt to impress.

To 11:24PM ~~ Not sure we understand your first paragraph, but we agree 100% with your last one. You have to realize that those who are extolling him for heroics are pretty much the same as the people creating the fake news that MSNBC & CNN spew. They are about as "balanced" as the poor folk who fell down the stairs in the dark.

Anonymous said...

Getting from Red Rock to the town hall is actually quite simple. Unfortunately we have people in this town who only know one way to get anywhere. Long pond to English, English to Mt Read, Mt Read to Latta , Latta to Long Pond to the town hall. That seems so impossible. Also rides were offered for those who couldn't or weren't able to get there. Sure you can call BS on people being screened for sex offenders but again you are wrong. I know for a fact it was done right at the front desk as people entered. No they don't screeen for probation or parole because that has nothing to do with anything. Yes GVA had oxygen initially then it was set up at shelter and it was the only shelter in the county with oxygen. Sure again if CERT is all you say it is they should've reached out to those people. But that does not change the fact of all the things they did right. I for one do not care if people got paid overtime to help out during an emergency. Even if you had enough CERT people you still need town employees at the town hall. I'll take your lunch bet because I was there obviously you were not. I have no idea why you would bet lunch when I've seen so many stories wrong on SCATS that I didn't even comment on. The only thing you have right about this is CERT not being used.

Anonymous said...

You lack a sufficient knowledge of history SCATS.

During World War 2 Greece surpassed all other towns in the county in tonnage of used rubber collected for the war effort. Huge piles of rubber for recycling accumulated at the Highway barn, and over on Dewey Ave, along with rooms filled with nylon stockings.

The problem was no use existed for used rubber, and there was no way to process it until 45 or 46. Worse yet, it was a fire hazard, and no way existed to move the collected rubber since all railroad cars were fully committed. None of that stopped Greece politicians from calling for more citizens to bring in more rubber though.

Greece also has a long history of Civil Defense, going back to WW 2. There is a fairly known percentage of the population that will stand in a blizzard waiting for traffic to happen so they can direct that single car through Ridge & Long Pond, and all the recompense they require is a take home whistle and arm band along with a well done. They were ass kissers in 6th grade to become hall monitors and crossing guards for the same compensation.

When Civil Defense was disbanded by the State, Greece Politicians hustled to create Wanabe PD, and did. Other towns tried and failed, but Greece Politicians accomplished creating a cadre of radio equipped uniformed Sworn Peace Officers who work for free. Wanabe PD is a clear danger to the population, and they will and do follow orders from the King.

SCATS said...

ATTENTION !! Comments that call-out by name PRIVATE CITIZENS for not doing whatever, or other nasty remarks are NOT posted. Also, the blogger template we use through Google isn't allowing us to post comments with all your lines of smiley faces, etc. It seems to NOT recognize a happy eggplant, or whatever you tried posting.

To 1:57PM ~~ While fascinating, it adds little to this discussion ... other than to point out that arse-kissing the powers-that-be is an ongoing activity in this town, that MUST have some sort of political payoff.

As far as doing background checks on everyone, WHO PAID FOR THOSE? At $30+ each, our taxes will skyrocket. Maybe they will bury it in the road salt budget since this has been a fairly dry winter.

To the folks who are complaining that some of us DARED to stay home, please remember that we complied with the NO UNNECESSARY TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS imposed by Reilich & Dinolfo :) Also, by definition "volunteering" means freely given, not coerced by political motivation, public criticism, etc.

Anyway, how do YOU know what we had to deal with? Many through my area lost power for days, had damage to their homes, basements flooded (no sump pumps), roofs partially blown away & trees down. Shame on ALL of them for not "volunteering" (arse-kissing) at Reilich's palace, right?

Finally, we pay sky-high taxes, so that "volunteering" shouldn't be necessary. Use CERT who were already funded by those tax dollars.

Anonymous said...

I have been reading the comments and expertise from everyone who was not on the scene. I was there and the workers were red cross trained. They know a little bit about shelters. Many requirements are needed such as ADA complaint, Finger printed staff with back ground checks, GVA was on the premise every hour they were opened as well as one or two
gpd officers. The volunteers that were requested (and there were many on the scene) made beds and wiped tables, etc. Sounds like this work is beneath CERT workers who never showed up and offered to help. CERT is not be all to end all. The center was the best run and according to county OEM out of the 5 centers Greece always had more than half in its shelter. Keep writing fake news! P.S. I also know as i was at the county OEM center and did inspections. You remind me of the anti Trump people and attack everything he does.

SCATS said...

To 10:25AM ~~ For some reason, your comment took hours to arrive, not sure why. As for your directions, we stated that INITIALLY getting to Vince Tofany was not easy. And it was not. Even Mt. Read & Dewey Ave. were without passable roads at certain locations due to debris, trees, power lines down and inoperable lights.

Why the heck would we still need town employees if enough CERT people showed up??? Please tell us how they screened for sex offenders, too. And tell us who paid for the background checks. As we've stated on other stories, the sex offenders of most concern are the ones that haven't been caught ... yet. That's scary enough to get grandma wondering who that weird guy was on the next cot over ... hmmmm ?? As for parolees & those on probation, you say it has nothing to do with anything. PLEASE TELL THAT TO THE FAMILY OF THE GREECE WOMAN BRUTALLY MURDERED IN THE LIQUOR STORE IN THE CITY ABOUT 10 DAYS OR SO AGO!!

To 3:55PM ~~ You bring up fake news then attempt to make some of your own!! LMAO :)

Let's get serious here. The Red Cross workers did NOT choose the location nor construct the shelter used! So saying it must be ADA compliant is nothing but a diversion from the issues we brought forth - TYPICAL. Your slam about CERT trainees is also typical of people like the ones who are anti-Trump: First you demean them by saying the work is "beneath them" without knowing what you're talking about. Then you made up something to b*tch about saying they "never showed up and offered to help." GUESS WHAT? Just like the GVA, Red Cross and other volunteers, CERT trainees are NOT going to just "show up" without being specifically asked to ! Thinking that any of these folks magically arrive without receiving personal notification is fairy tale thinking on your part.

Since it's now THREE DAYS since we first posted and NO ONE can tell us why CERT trainees were NOT UTILIZED, we have no choice but to assume that Reilich never heard of CERT trainees before!!

MAYBE he should stop politicking, running around to Trump rallies & other events and LEARN ABOUT THE RESOURCES AT HIS DISPOSAL so he won't look like a complete fool the next time disaster strikes and forces him to go on TV to beg for "volunteers" to help out! They are already here - trained, skilled and equipped to help. They just need to be asked.

friends of John Hairburger said...

OOPSIE. While the cat was standing on the rim of the litterbox howling, I did a little checking.
According to FEMA https://www.citizencorps.fema.gov/cc/listCert.do
Greece don't have a CERT team as of 2014.
City of Rochester has one
Town of Ogden has one
Town of Riga has one,
But Greece never assembled a corps of dedicated community helpers to get trained and Certified to say nothing of getting really neat green coats with reflective stripes.

So, much as it pains me to say, King Willie had no CERT team to call upon.

Now, will the King assemble, train and equip a team in time to call them for the next dsaster remains an open question. He's gona have one hell of a gas bill this month for the generator running, so Greece may not be able to afford green coats unless Joe Robach gets Greece a Grant.

SCATS said...

To 12:07AM ~~ Your pain is just starting. I can't speak to the "assembly of a team," but Greece has already trained & equipped CERT volunteers as can be easily seen through this website from Robach: https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/joseph-e-robach/ridge-road-fire-district-offers-cert-classes

There's even a TESTIMONIAL by a CERT trainee: "Testimonial by Dan Burrell CERT Team Member
“CERT training was a confidence builder. It provided knowledge and skills that will help my family
survive and cope with any future emergency. The training also prepared me to help neighbors and my
community in the event of any natural disaster”.


There used to be a link with info on taking the training on the RRFD site. I just checked. It has been removed. I also personally recall that Odyssey students were recruited & honored for their participation in receiving CERT training a few years back. Posters about it were in the school. Additionally, ads were run in the Greece Post seeking interested parties within the Greece community. It was by the publicity from these that I first heard about CERT.

Anonymous said...

CERT is sort of like football.
You put a team together
You train the team.

Then you damn well better play the team or they loose interest, move away keeping the coats, or change phone numbers, so when you need the team it can't be found.

Just adding the RRFD into the mix you know some taxpayer is going to get mugged.

Looking at CERT nationally, 5 years out on pretty much every program it looks like most members kept the coat and left the program.

Anonymous said...

How come the Town did not use their web page to make more than one announcement? Everything was on King William's Facebook page. Not everyone uses Facebook and if someone thought that maybe information was on Facebook they would probably look for a Town of Greece page not Willy's. His page is for personal gain and apparently he thinks he is very photogenic.

SCATS said...

To 2:05AM ~~ That's the fault of our so-called "leaders." Of course they too leave the game by getting run out of town, voted out of office or incarcerated for their misdeeds with taxpayer assets. BTW, I don't think they actually give them coats, just a tool kit.

To 9:58AM ~~ Maybe FB is more appropriate for Greece's "fake news."

You're right about how he likes to ham it up! Every town newsletter has at least a pic/page with him in it.

Anonymous said...

To 11:15 The last taxpayer paid undated town newsletter "Talk of the Town" had 16 pages with 21 photos of Willy !!!!!

Joey 2 the rescue said...

March 14, 2017
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Participants of the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program will receive a free NYS Disaster Preparedness kit. Provided photo

Participants of the Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program will receive a free NYS Disaster Preparedness kit. Provided photo

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, State Senator Joseph Robach and Assemblyman Peter Lawrence, have agreed to sponsor a Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program on Thursday, March 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. This free training is hosted by the Hilton Central School District in the District Offices/Quest Auditorium, 225 West Avenue, Hilton.

The Citizen Preparedness Corps gives residents the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. The New York National Guard will lead the training, working with experts from the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ Office of Emergency Management and Office of Fire Prevention and Control.

The course will provide an introduction to responding to a natural or man-made disaster. Participants will be advised on how to properly prepare for any disaster, including developing a family emergency plan and stocking up on emergency supplies.

A key component of this training is distribution of free NYS Disaster Preparedness Kits to all participants (one per family) containing items to assist individuals in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. The state training and kits will help New Yorkers be the most-trained and best-prepared citizens in the country. In order to attend and receive a Disaster Preparedness Kit, register at www.prepare.ny.gov.

SCATS said...

To 3:58PM ~~ He MADE you look!! lol

To 4:07PM ~~ That's not exactly the same thing as CERT from what we're able to gather. During our online search, we found that Monroe County, The City Of Rochester and the Towns of Ogden/Spencerport and Riga all have CERT and offer training. The county and city seem to be the biggest/most active. Here's some info:

Monroe County CERT Program

Monroe County OEM
Date last updated: Mar 30, 2011
General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: March 2003 Geographic Area: MONROE (County) Point of Contact:
Frederick Rion, Jr
Associate Emergency Manager
Monroe County Office of Emergency Management
1190 Scottsville Road
Suite 200
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 753-3810
frion@monroecounty.gov
Training

On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 2 times a year. Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 21 Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 600

Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:
General public / Open classes
Specific neighborhood groups
Businesses
Critical infrastructure sectors (e.g., utilities, public transportation)
Government groups
Faith-based organizations
Teens / Youth
Colleges / Universities
People with disabilities
Military groups
Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training:
English
Spanish
SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING
Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? YesSupplemental training conducted, recommended, and/or required for CERT members:
Amateur radio operation
Animals in emergencies (training other than CERT Animal Response modules)
Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)
Basic first aid
Mass care
Shelter operations/management
EXERCISES
Exercises for emergency services personnel in which CERT members participated: Do not know
CERT in Action


EMERGENCIES
Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:3 Types of emergencies/disasters to which the CERTs have responded:
Missing person search
Other - Stabbing, Suicidal Person
ACTIVITIES DURING EMERGENCIES
Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:
Medical intervention (triage or treatment)
General evacuation
General evacuation
Traffic management / Crowd management
NON-EMERGENCY FUNCTIONS
Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:
Conduct and support emergency preparedness efforts and projects, including sharing information with the public about protective actions and encouraging them to practice
Support emergency planning, exercises, and drills in the community, including for neighborhoods, schools, and businesses
Support for public safety at community events
Fire safety
Public health

SCATS said...

CITY OF ROCHESTER CERT

ROCHESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT
Date last updated: Nov 29, 2012
General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: February 2002 Geographic Area: ROCHESTER (Local) (14602, 14604, 14605, 14606, 14607, 14609, 14610, 14611, 14612, 14613, 14614, 14615, 14616, 14617, 14618, 14620, 14621, 14622, 14623, 14625, 14626, 14638, 14639, 14642, 14643, 14645, 14646, 14647, 14650, 14651, 14652, 14653, 14664, 14683, 14692, 14694) Point of Contact:
JOSEPH LUNA
CAPTAIN
ROCHESTER FIRE DEPARTMENT
185 EXCHANGE STREET
PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING - SUITE 660
ROCHESTER , NY 14614 - 2124
(585) 428-1363
(585) 428-6785
JOSEPH.LUNA@CITYOFROCHESTER.GOV CERT Web Site: http://www.cityofrochester.gov/article.aspx?id=8589936488
Training

On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 3 times a year. Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 23 Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 650 Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:
General public / Open classes
Specific neighborhood groups
Businesses
Critical infrastructure sectors (e.g., utilities, public transportation)
Faith-based organizations
Teens / Youth
Colleges / Universities
Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training:
English
SUPPLEMENTAL TRAINING
Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? No
EXERCISES
A total of 200 CERTs have participated in 9 exercises.
CERT in Action


EMERGENCIES
Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:3 Types of emergencies/disasters to which the CERTs have responded:
Pandemic
Winter storm
Other - Power Outage

ACTIVITIES DURING EMERGENCIES
Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:
Residential / Neighborhood checks
Medical intervention (triage or treatment)
Initial damage assessment
Community relations / Distribution of emergency information to public
NON-EMERGENCY FUNCTIONS
Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:
Mitigation activities (including home safety/prevention assistance, such as winterizing homes, installing smoke detectors, etc.)
Conduct and support emergency preparedness efforts and projects, including sharing information with the public about protective actions and encouraging them to practice
Support emergency planning, exercises, and drills in the community, including for neighborhoods, schools, and businesses
Support for public safety at community events
Public health
Crime prevention

As can be easily seen, neither has updated info in quite sometime. Both groups trained in excess of 1200 CERT volunteers, some of which responded during winter storms and power outages. WHY WASN'T CERT USED DURING THIS PAST EMERGENCY???

Anonymous said...

Did the city of Rochester, Brighton, Irondequoit or the County activate CERT? Just asking? I think not!

SCATS said...

To 7:33PM ~~ We've seen no evidence that Irondequoit or Brighton have CERT. Regardless that, we LIVE IN GREECE and we PAY GREECE TAXES. Therefore, we care about Greece's CERT.

Still NO answer about why this valuable resource has been wasted by our "leaders."

Anonymous said...

Maybe King Willie called and got turned down.

Word is a lot of them CERT people have no love for the King, and have funeral home jobs. They might even vote Democrat if that party can find a real candidate.
Most Town employees will vote Dem too.

The King is getting sloppy.

SCATS said...

To 2PM ~~ Sadly, Reilich embarrassed himself by going on TV and BEGGING for help when he already had trained help at his disposal! None of the other locales did that.

Anonymous said...

Sadly enough Reilich intentions may be good, but it is obvious his actions were to promote himself. If he really cared about the Town of Greece he would not have another full time job as Republican Chairman.
However maybe he isn't the one to run the t\Town of Greece? Maybe it is Princess Michelle, a clone from Katherine Perkins.

SCATS said...

To 5:21PM ~~ Perkins?? Right idea, wrong name.

Greece Highway Union said...

The only good intention King Willie has is to not get BUSTED for moving Town & County property to his place at 299 Swamp Rd where he really lives.

How many dump trailer loads of asphalt millings did R&W haul from Flynn Rd to Swamp Rd? How much did it cost Town Taxpayers for the Town Loader & operator to load those trailers?
Was anyone else allowed to get a load even though it was publicly announced anyone could?

The King better keep a sharp eye out, he ain't the only one with a CCTV camera on Swamp Rd.
We'll be watching.

Anonymous said...

This is true and there are 2 people who have pictures of King William covering up his accidents. I am sure eventually it will come out.

Greece Highway Union said...

Big Bill is on top of the Lake flooding issue.
Just today he announced he has 8 portabole pumos in sort of a lending library deal for drowning Lake dwellers.
Not only that, he got his picture taken at the Airport heading off to Washington for a high priced meal on the taxpayers and handshaking.
AND
Free sand bags that the Town will deliver sand right to your drowning house to fill.

He had a meeting too.

Then he endangered a Highway employee performing assigned work on a manhole cover by stopping to get his picture taken. Big Bill wasn't wearing approved safety shoes, and he wasn't wearing a yellow safety vest. A vehicle might have swerved to avoid Big Bill at the last second and hit the Highway employee.
WHY doesn't Supervisor Bill obey safety rules that would get any other worker time off for disobeying?

Whaat's good for the goose is good for the Gander!