At July’s 101 Precinct Community Council meeting Pesach Osina, left, representing Rockaway’s CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) team and area liaison Chris Williams speak about the team’s responsibilities. “We help first responders and provide information to them,” said Osina. After rigorous training, thirty-seven new Rockaway CERT team members graduated recently. “We’re trying to build up a relationship with the civics and all the organizations out here so that we could build up a communitywide disaster network, so that if something does happen in the community we would be able to disseminate the information correctly to the proper authorities.” Also pictured are team members at the National Night Out Against Crime. Photos by Miriam Rosenberg. 029p1.jpg

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