Category Archives: News

April Drill – Disability Awareness Training Session

Our April meeting will be a joint meeting with some other area CERT teams. Elma CERT is sponsoring a Disability Awareness Training Session –  Autism for CERT, April 15th; 6:30-8:30 PM Fantastic Friends, 1284 French Rd. Depew, NY

Senator Gallivan’s Health Fair

Our team participated in  Senator Gallivan’s Health and Safety fair on Saturday, April 28th at Union Fire Hall.  Leaders Jim Manley and Sheila Council are shown manning the booth. The Team has a booth at this yearly event to help promote CERT and to educate residents on safety and emergency services.  

WS CERT participated in Red Cross’s Sound the Alarm

Our West Seneca CERT participated in this year’s Red Cross Sound the Alarm event that was held on Saturday, April 28th.  Members of the team installed smoke detectors in West Seneca Resident’s homes and educated residents about the importance of detectors and fire safety during this event. Leader Dennis Schultz was the forerunner of this […]

CERT Classes Begin Saturday February 24th

CERT Class

The CERT Basic Course is delivered in the community by a team of first responders, and other qualified volunteers. The organization and timing of training and meeting varies from program to program. It is often broken up into two to four hour blocks over a series of evenings or weekends. Disaster Preparedness: Addresses hazards specific to […]

The West Seneca CERT receives donation


The West Seneca CERT received a donation of Disaster Equipment and Community Emergency Response Team Training Materials from Erie Community College on Thursday, November 16, 2017. John Slisz from Erie Community College reached out to West Seneca CERT because he is aware that we are an active team and to see if we could utilize […]

2017 CERT Classes Scheduled

WHY TAKE THE CERT TRAINING? Well, it’s like paying for car insurance. You might never need it, in fact you hope you won’t. But if the occasion arises, having the CERT training, just like having car insurance, means you’re as ready as you can be to help yourself, your family and your neighborhood in an […]

Keep Your Valuables Safe from Floods and Fires

Learn how to document, insure and protect your property in the event of an unexpected flood or fire. You can use helpful, free checklists from Prepareathon  to Document and Insure Your Property and Protect Your Critical Documents and Valuables. By taking pictures of your belongings, you create an inventory of the valuables in your home. […]

May Drill – American Heart Association CPR Certification for CERT Members

American Heart Association CPR Certification for CERT Members. Cost is $20 per person.  Please bring money on Drill Night. Powered by Eventbrite

3rd Quarter CERT Newsletter now available.

The West Seneca CERT 3rd Quarter Newsletter has been published. This issues topics include: Lawnmower Safety Upcoming Training Event: Emergency Response Combat Ready Consider Joinging West Seneca Emergency Manager speaks at National Homeland Security Conference Gardening class held in Elma Upcoming CERT and Emergency Preparedness Training Self Defense Training for West Seneca CERT West Seneca […]

FREE Hands-Only CPR Training

The West Seneca Office of Disaster Preparedness and RMA will be hosting a FREE Hands-Only CPR Training at the West Seneca Senior Center on Wednesday, May 18th from 5 to 8 pm. Prepare to Save A Life! – Learn CPR You Can Do It!   It only takes “2” 2 Minutes to learn 2 Hands […]