WEBT TRAINING OVERVIEW – 6 Week Cycle (June-July, 2014)

Session 1  - June 4th

  • FDNY/CPR Training Demonstration
  • Introduction
    • WHCREBT history
    • Introduction to Emergency Communications
    • Introduction to the Incident Command System (summary)
  • Rules, Regulations and Policies
  • Safety Procedures

Session 2 – June 11th

  • Introduction  to two-way radio  (Tommy Brennen)
  • Communicating with our Public-1  (PIO)
    • Understanding the role
    • Effectively gathering information
    • Tools and Resources
    • 3 minute elevator speech

Session 3 – June 18th

  • Communicating with our Public-2  (PIO)
    • Communicating Effectively
    • Preparing the community
    • Communications in an incident or event
    • PIO in relation to WHCREBT (Two-way Radio Practice)
  • Mapping the community
    • Two-way Radio exercise

Session 4 – June 25th      (EOC setup and break down)

  • Incident Command System in relation to WHCREBT
  • EOC Set-up and Break-down
  • Social Media Exercise
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Hootsuit

Session 5 – July 9th     (EOC setup and break down)

  • Relieving, Demobilization, Hot Wash, After Action Report
  • EOC Exercise  ( Board Game)
  • Dispatching on the Harlem Information and Emergency Communications Network  (Two-way Radio Practice)

Session 6 – July 15th   (EOC setup and break down)

  • EOC Simulation (Two-way Radio, Social Media & On-Air)
  • Course Review & Feedback
    • 3 minute elevator speech
  • Assignments

GRADUATION – July 23rd

  • Certificates

2014 – WHCR Emergency Broadcast Team Training

New Training: In 2014, we  are taking what we did last year further, and we need your help. We are starting new training next week on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Our six-week training program covers the following topics: Incident Command Structure (the standard structure for all emergency management), how our Emergency Operations Center functions, how to operate our two-way radios, how to be a Public Information Officer, emergency operations and social media, operating the board at WHCR, and much more.

Right now, we are still offering the training for free, but space is limited.  Please reserve your spot today!

To reserve, email whcrebt@gmail.com with your name, email and phone number, or send us a text at 646-504-2299 with your name, email address and phone number.

Tues                  Sat
Mar 4th             Mar 8th
Mar 11th           Mar 15th
Mar 18th           Mar 22nd
Mar 25th           Mar 29th
Apr 1st              Apr 5th
Apr 8th              Apr 12th

RECAP: 2013
Thanks to all of you who helped us launch the WHCR Emergency Broadcast Team last year.  We started 2013 in an organizational mode, and we set a goal to create a structure and basic training within 90 days, and we reached that goal.  From there, we trained for our first live deployment, which was during the annual Five Boro Bike Tour.  We continued to train and practice, and along the way, we also produced Harlem’s first Emergency Preparedness Summit, to raise community awareness about how to prepare for disaster. We deployed again during the NYC Marathon. Our efforts culminated in our founder, Wali Abdun Noor receiving the John D. Solomon Award for Excellence from Joseph Bruno, Commissioner of New York City’s Office of Emergency Management.  And this winter, we have deployed our team for two weather events and kept people informed by radio, web site , Twitter and Facebook.

Wali Abdun-Noor Receives CERT John D. Solomon Award

NYC Office of Emergency Management Honors WEBT Founder Wali Abdun-Noor
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On December 16, 2013, Commissioner Joseph Bruno, NYC Office of Emergency Management,  presented Wali Abdun-Noor with the  John D. Solomon NYC CERT Award for Exemplary Service in Emergency Preparedness Education.. The John D. Solomon NYC  Award for Exemplary Service in Emergency Preparedness Education is presented annually to a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) member who embodies John’s enthusiasm for volunteerism and purposeful engagement to make their communities better prepared for emergencies. Members of the Solomon family joined Commissioner Bruno in presenting this year’s award to CERT Team Chief Wali Abdun-Noor.

At the same ceremony, WEBT’s Audrey Adams graduated from the CERT Program’s intensive, 10-week training  in disaster preparedness and basic emergency response skills. The CERT graduation and Award ceremony took place at Con Edison headquarters in Manhattan.