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Dearborn Hosting Community Emergency Response Team From UAE

The city provided CERT training to the UAE team in 2009 and 2010. Now the team has returned for a week-long advanced training session.

Photo: FEMA.gov.
Photo: FEMA.gov.
The City of Dearborn is hosting a meet and greet between Community Emergency Response Teams from Dearborn and the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.

The event will take place in Club Room #1 at 8:30 a.m.

Dearborn provided CERT training to the UAE team in 2009 and 2010, in the UAE, the city reported. Now the team has returned for a week-long session of advanced CERT training.

Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad, Fire Chief Joe Murray and Mayor John B. O'Reilly Jr. will all be attending the event, along with Chris Kalinski, Michigan State Police captain and head of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division; and also Wendy Galbreath, Michigan State Police and Michigan CERT Representative.

Dearborn’s CERT team was honored as the most outstanding in the state in 2012, the city reported. The CERT Program helps to educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.
P. Ganem December 10, 2013 at 08:37 AM
This is a feather in Dearborn's cap. Out of curiosity, how is this being funded??
Brad December 19, 2013 at 12:29 PM
This was funded by the UAE CERT team. They contacted us to see if they could send the team out to train with us. Dearborn had no cost for this program.

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