To Whom it May Concern,
It figures the DHS would be in control of CERT (lol). Since CERT appears to be a federal thing now instead of a civilian thing, can the civilian state militias utilize it for emergency management training and to establish independent CERT groups? We find our state and county level EMD's a complete disgrace in most places and we think we can do it better. My county EMD in Walla Walla, Washington had no volunteers the last time I checked and the last ones got mad and quit, because they were treated like idiots when they got called up. Maybe if we can find a way to work together, we can breakdown stereotypes and accomplish the mission of getting people trained up when all hell breaks lose and nothing seems to go the way we planned.