COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM
When disaster strikes, civil society is often first in line, to offer a hand up. Community Emergency Response Team training enhances the capacity of civil society to provide immediate disaster assistance, bridging the critical gap between time of disaster, and arrival of emergency services.
Community Emergency Response Team training offers a SAFE neighbours helping neighbours response. CERT is a grass-roots strategy that is both practical and realistic; strengthening community safety and preparedness, through increased civic participation.
Today, the intensity and frequency of disasters is making preparedness and training of local communities, necessary to provide security, until the first responders arrive on the scene.
"THE POWER OF CIVIL SOCIETY,
MOVING AT THE SPEED OF TRUST"
NEIGHBOURS HELPING NEIGHBOURS
BRIDGES OF LOVE
Why does Bridges of Love exist?
When disaster strikes, civil society is often the first in line, to offer a hand up. Bridges of Love provides resources, coordination, and basic emergency training for church and community.
What is Bridges of Love's Mission Statement?
To inspire preparedness and provide emergency training, for church and community to be prepared before disaster strikes. Love is ACTION!
What is Bridges of Love's structure?
A Registered Canadian Charitable Religious Society
What is Bridges of Love's strategy?
Bridges of Love facilitates community resilience; connecting people, churches, and various networks through coordination, resources and Community Emergency Response Team training.
LIVING PROOF OF A LOVING SAVIOUR
FAITH EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INITIATIVE
Building a bridge of love to a community can take many forms and as with any bridge design, the architecture can be quite varied. Emergency Preparedness is an opportunity for the local church to reflect Christ's love, ready to care for the community, during times of disaster or due to any emergency one might face.
Follower's of Jesus Christ have been given the double mandate of both loving God and our neighbor. Bridges of Love's Faith Emergency Preparedness Initiative (FEPI) provides opportunities, for the local church to fulfill His Commandment
An on-line portal and opportunity for FEPI churches to connect with their neighbours, during challenging times.
CHURCHES HELPING NEIGHBOURS
Bridges of Love's
"The Power of Civil Society, Moving at the Speed of Trust"
With appreciation to the Alberta Civil Society Fund, Bridges of Love has the opportunity to share our programs with seven Alberta counties. These include:
Red Deer County
Mountain View County
Churches requesting more information on our initiatives began the beginning of November. We enjoyed meeting pastors and church leaders in Mountain View County where we shared opportunities for community engagement through the Faith Emergency Preparedness Initiative (FEPI) and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training as well as made introduction to Bridges of Love's newest on-line donation platforms, "Crosswalk" and "Alberta Recovers".
WELCOME FEPI PARTNERS
Mountain View County
Zion Evangelical Missionary Church
The Rock Community Church
McDougal Chapel Evangelical Missionary Church
Sundre Main Ave. Fellowship
Cremona Country Fellowship
High River Alliance Church
St. Peter's Anglican Church