Friday, November 20, 2009

Local CERT Helps with Regional Rail Hostage Disaster Exercise

"Members of Fairfax County CERT participated in a disaster drill conducted by the Virginia Railway Express. The premise of this disaster exercise was a train crash; with an active shooter taking hostages aboard one of the rail cars.

This drill involved numerous federal law enforcement entities, along with Fairfax County fire and rescue department assets. It was an AWESOME disaster exercise, folks." (Reprinted from Fairfax County CERT Facebook)

Monday, November 2, 2009

No Cost Outreach - Volunteer Police Programs in Washington Post

Another option to saving taxpayer and grant dollars for advertising volunteer programs is to have them featured in a story in the local newspaper.

The Fairfax County volunteer police programs were featured in the Washington Post Metro Section and also appeared in the Fairfax County Times.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors first discovered this article while riding the Metro, reading the free newspapers that are handed out every morning to thousands and thousands of riders.

The complete article about their program and benefits to the community, Officers in their off-hours: inside the police auxiliary is available online.