On Thursday, February 20, 2020 members of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) met in The Lake House to recognize six members who have recently attained their certifications. They are Karen Gibler, Sheridan Gibler, Jim Sporn, Frank Stare, Jason Kessler, and Tori Kindley.
CERT is a FEMA promoted and trained volunteer group of Seabrookers who are trained to assist official organizations (police, fire and other governmental groups) in case of emergencies on the island such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, and other natural disasters. They have been trained to work with town officials and others in such areas as medical needs, communications and search and rescue to free up the resources of those other agencies. CERT manages a trailer full of emergency supplies and specialty equipment that is housed behind the Maintenance Area here on Seabrook and has a radio system connected to the fire station and the Town Hall. Team Leader Stephen Montagu-Pollock talked about possible joint training exercises with the CERT groups from Kiawah, Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island during the meeting.
There are currently 20+ active members of CERT to whom we owe a debt of gratitude for their service. You can find more information about emergency preparedness on the Town website under the Emergency Preparedness tab or by contacting Steve.
-Rich Siegel, Tidelines Writer