Category: CBDRR

  • CERT 2019 course for Brazil

    CERT 2019 course for Brazil

    Back in 2003 I had the privilege of holding the first CERT course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the team at CERT Brasil translated the 2003 PowerPoint pack. We later translated the 2011/2012 material. Today we finished the translation and contextualisation of the 2019 version of the FEMA CERT curriculum.

  • DRR training in Mariana – MG, Brazil

    DRR training in Mariana – MG, Brazil

    From the 31st of January to the 13th of February, two of the CERT Brasil instructors and Paul participated in a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) project in the region of Mariana in the state of Minas Gerais. This region had been impacted by a mining residue collapse in 2015 and the recent disaster in the…

  • CERT training in Nova Friburgo, Brazil

    CERT training in Nova Friburgo, Brazil

    Paul assisted the newly-trained instructors from CERT Brasil to conduct a Basic CERT course for twenty staff and volunteers from the Humedica NGO in Nova Friburgo – RJ from the 28th to 30th of January. The course was well received and the instructors demonstrated their proficiency and expertise in conducting community-based disaster response training. There…

  • CERT Train-the-Trainer, Brazil

    CERT Train-the-Trainer, Brazil

    Back in Brazil on a short visit, Paul arranged to hold a Train the Trainer course for four of the volunteers from CERT Brasil. The course was held from the 18th to 20th of January and the newly-formed instructors will be helping with some upcoming CERT training and courses here in Brazil.