September 2003- Present
All Together Now- Neighbors Helping Neighbors Create A Resilient New York City: Program Manager.
Sponsored by the Empowerment Institute, All Together Now is a program designed to help New York City residents create disaster resilient communities in their building and on their block. Using simple, easy to do actions neighbors work together as a team to prepare for any kind of emergency. Resiliency is strengthened through the cooperation, trust and support of the team. The premise of the program is simple. Taking prudent precautions against blackouts, natural disasters, terrorism and emergencies is nothing more than a form of insurance.
September 2008- Present
CERT- Community Emergency Response Team:
NYC's Community Emergency Response Team are group of community based volunteers trainedin disaster preparedness and emergency response. Organized through Community Boards, NYC CERT members undergo an intensive, 11- week training course so they can prepare for and respond to local disaster. Emergency services personnel best equipped to respond to emergencies, following a catastrophic disaster, NYC CERTs can assist with initial emergency response while they wait for professional first responders. During non-emergency situations, NYC CERT members educate their communities about disaster prepardness.
September 11-12, 2009
Creating Vigilant, Prepared, and Resilient Communties for Homeland Security: A Community Outreach Approach to Homeland Security:
Sponsored by the NYC Office of Emergency Management and conducted by the Western Community Policing Institute/ Western Oregon University. Workshop provides and opprtunity for community members to work in cross-disciplinary teams, to draw on collective skills, knowledge, and resources, to address existing or potential homeland security threats at the community level.
- Problem-Based Learning
- Group Dynamics
- Critical Thinking
- Community Policing
- Homeland Security
- Impact of Fear
- Community Responsibility
- Action Planning
- Group Presentation
February 24, 2010
Leadership and Volunteer Management in Disaster Recovery:
Sponsored by NYC Citizen Corps Council: training volunteers that understand how to work together and increase our community resiliency: This training is designed to provide a working understanding of how to start, manage and maintain volunteers in a disaster.
- Increase the capacity of NYC disaster volunteers
- Allow disaster volunteer from NYC Citizen Corps Council organizations to network with each other and
- Showcase training conducted by other NYC Citizen Corps Council Members.
March 31, 2010
NYC Office of Emergency Management: Behind the Scenes:
Providing NYC volunteers a better understanding of the NYC Office of Emergency Management, its different functions, and its role within NYC and the region
April 15, 22, 29, 2010
Leading and Managing Spontaneous Unaffiliated Community Volunteers
Conducted by the World Care Center, Providing NYC volunteers with a comprehensive understanding on how to develop and implement not only a plan but a program to engage, empower and utilize citizens as they emerge spontaneously to assist in any disaster or emergency situation.This training draws from numerous resources on issues of emergency response and community engagement, including publications, experiences from the field and academic research.
April 21, 2010
Sponsored by the NYC Medical Reserve Corps:
Allow NYC volunteers to learn about providing shelter during major storms and providing shelter for sick and medically fragile people. Gain understanding of New York City's Mass Sheltering Plans, and of the roles and responsibilities of a NYC special Medical Needs Shelter staff member. Learned the conditions under which volunteers might work in a mass sheltering situation.
May 18, 2010
Sponsored by the Medical Reserve Corps, using an interactive radiological emergency case study, introduces participants to basic radiation terms and concepts; the types of radiation and the exposure mechanisms; radiation's effects on living organisms. By applying the case study to radiation basics, it should increase student's understanding of radiological terms and concepts. This will also segue into an introduction of radiological emergencies and how radiological emergencies are different from nuclear emergencies. Again using the case study, will discuss the response tasks needed to appropriately meet the needs of the area affected.
June 22, 2010
Bombs and Blasts
Sponsored by Medical Reserve Corps, this workshop introduces participants to the basics of bombings and blast injuries, including important terms and concepts. The program profiled the current status of bombing and blasts injuries in the United States and gives a historical perspective on bombings. Introduced issues such as different types of bombs and their effects, delivery mechanisms, human factors, including terrorism, and the characteristics and treatment of predictable injuries from various types of blasts.