July 2019 - Community Response Consultants

This short video was taken of a simulated exercised that I conducted for Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) in the city of PetrĂ³polis, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil in December 2017, in partnership with several Non-Governmental Organisations.

As I have held the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training courses over the years, I have come to realise that there is a small amount of important information that the course participants really need to memorise so that they can successfully complete the various training activities and the final simulated exercise.

Welcome to the Community Response Consultants blog.

As I have worked with vulnerable communities in developing nations for many years, and helped to develop and implement Community-Based Disaster Response Teams and Community Emergency Response Teams, I hope to share some of this experience in these blog posts. I plan on discussing the techniques, tools and strategies that have been most helpful in working with adult and youth-based Disk Reduction Reduction projects.