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.
From Tuesday the 3rd to Friday the 6th of December, we facilitated a CERT course for twelve participants in Sri Lanka. As I was teaching in English, the training was translated simultaneously in both the Sinhala and Tamil languages. The course went very well and the participants worked together wonderfully to successfully complete the final exercise. We are looking forward… Read More »CERT in Sri Lanka
From the 12th to the 21st of August 2019 we had the opportunity to provide and supervise Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training to the Alpha and Omega Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia, in partnership with Humedica International Aid. During this time we were able to hold a three-day CERT course for twelve participants, a two-day Training of Trainers instructor course… Read More »CERT in Indonesia
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 nearby city of Brumadinho had… Read More »DRR training in Mariana – MG, 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 are photos of this course… Read More »CERT training in Nova Friburgo, 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.