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Coral Springs CERT Pulse

CERT Pulse is your source for all things related to our Coral Springs CERT team. Articles below are in descending date order but feel free to use the navigation bar below to quickly find articles by category, author, tag, date or full keyword search. You can also subscribe so you are notified by email whenever there is a new article posted. If you like a particular article feel free to share it on your social media via the included buttons in the article. Thanks for visiting!

Code Red at JP Taravella High School

Code Red at JP Taravella High School
This morning at approximately 7:30am Taravella went into Code Red Lockdown after a report of shots fired. Coral Springs PD/FD as well as several mutual aid agencies jumped into action to what was thought to possibly be an active shooter situation. Tensions were high as there was a threat of gun violence to the school via social media a few days ago...
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Recent Comments
Guest — Hank Rocker
Steve, very well written and good job handling a tight situation today! Kudos from your brothers and sisters at Margate CERT!
Thursday, 18 May 2017 20:36
Steve Mitchell
Thank you Hank.
Friday, 19 May 2017 10:17

Missing Child Search 03-15-17

Missing Child Search 03-15-17
At 11:05pm on March 15, 2017 the Coral Springs/Parkland CERT team was called upon to assist the CSPD in the search for a 9 year old boy. Over a dozen members from the team responded to the command post to receive their assignments for searching. The team spent 3 hours along with the CSPD, Papa Unit (Helicopter) and Bloodhound until the CSPD called ...
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Hazmat and Fire Activations

Hazmat and Fire Activations

Our team was busy on Tuesday July 26th. At 11:55am the Canteen was activated for a commercial gas leak at the Walmart shopping center on Coral Ridge Drive North of the Sawgrass Expressway. We had a few members respond to provide hydration. The leak was capped fairly quickly.

At 2:54pm the same day the Canteen was activated for mutual aid at a residential structure fire in Margate. The Canteen and several team members responded to this call. We assisted Margate CERT in providing hydration and rehab. According to news sources the fire started in the garage with a model airplane and was fed by extra jet fuel stored nearby in the garage. You can view some photos in our Photo Gallery or see a video here. We understand the Margate Fire Chief sent our Chief a note of thanks mentioning how professional and efficient our team was.

Thanks to all the CERT members that responded to these two back to back activations.

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Residential Structure Fire - Parkland / Watercrest

Residential Structure Fire - Parkland / Watercrest
On July 11, 2016 at 6:02pm the Coral Springs/Parkland CERT team was activated for a residential structure fire at 8690 Watercrest Circle West in the Watercrest community in Parkland. The call came in as heavy black smoke being reported. Rescue 109 being right outside the neighborhood and first on scene confirmed the smoke and declared a working fir...
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Missing Person Activation

At 12:21pm on May 23rd 2016 the team was activated to search for an elderly male with dementia. Team members met at the staging area setup at the Shell station at Sample and Riverside. Several search teams of two were put together and sent out to search specific areas of the city as given by Police and Fire command. The Margate CERT team was called for mutual aid as there was suspicion he had walked South into Margate. A few hours later he was found in the South part of the City off of Coral Springs Drive and returned home safely. Thanks to all the members that came out to do the search.

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