Neighborhood CERT Association

Assisting neighborhood CERTs in:

Maintaining compliance with current Federal, State and County guidance and direction*

Obtaining training as recommended by Federal, State and County guidance*

Obtaining a better understanding the CERT and Palm Beach County emergency operations environment*

Developing and performing drills and exercises appropriate to the Palm Beach County emergency operations environment*

Developing a Liability Mitigation Plan to provide a framework for the mitigation and defense of liability claims against the CERT, its members and its management*

* these elements are essential in providing a foundation for the mitigation and defense of liability claims.

The pages of this website are marked as "Under Construction". This is because the NCA and this website are in an evolving environment that will be shaped and changed by the needs ande participating neighborhood CERTs.

What's new in the NCA

The NCA has obtained permission from the FCC to develop a trial GMRS network for emergency use within Indian Spring CERT.

This will allow a GMRS emergency network to operate within and between the neighborhood CERTs under the control of an ARRL EmComm qualified and GMRS licensed operator.

The NCA Communications Plan provides 100% radio coverage
from the neighborhood Contact Team to the EOC.

FCC has confirmed that a license for all GMRS radios will not be necessary for radios operated in Indian Spring under the NCA licensee when activated during an emergency, training or drills.

Any of these radios used at times other than emergency operations, training or drills or not under the direct control of the NCA licensee will require an FCC license to use GMRS frequencies.

A test of the FCC approved GMRS network is being planned.

All CERTs should participate to help us identify any shortcomings in the ability to communicate with 100% of the area CERTs.

Two preliminary NCA radio training courses will soon be available.
This training is evolving, so suggestions for improvement of
form and content are welcome.

          Radio Fundamentals   and   Network Operations courses.

Your comments and suggestions
are appreciated at

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