Support Services

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One one of most important things for First Responders to receive during long responses are proper hydration and nutrition. Already equipped with a supplies, a multi-purpose response trailer complete with John Deere Gator for supply transport, CERT provides a very comprehensive Support Services effort. Since it's creation in 2008, the CERT Rehab Unit has activated for the following:
1. October 28, 2006 - DHEC Flu Clinic
2. November 4, 2006 - DHEC Flu Clinic
3.  May 18-19, 2007 - Relay For Life - Spartanburg
4. June 8-9, 2007 Relay For Life - Woodruff
5. March 5-11, 2008 - Donation Center For Haven Apartment Complex
6. May 3-4, 2008 - Spring Fling
7. May 9, 2008 - Relay For Life - Spartanburg
8. June 6, 2008 - Relay For Life - Woodruff
9. June 29, 2008 - Found Device - Support Service Call
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July 5, 2008 - Brush Fire - Support Service
11. March 17-18, 2009 - Missing Person Search - Support Services
12. May 1, 2009 - Relay For Life - N. Spartanburg
13. May 2-3, 2009 - Spring Fling
14. May 22, 2009 - Relay For Life - Spartanburg
15. June 5, 2009 - Relay For Life - Woodruff
16. June 25, 2009 - Support Services Activation
17. August 10, 2009 - Support Services Activation
18. August 29, 2009 - Support Services Activation
19. September 19, 2009 - Community Emergency Preparedness Day
20. October 10, 2009 - I-Recycle Run - Spartanburg
21. October 10, 2009 - Household Hazardous Waste Day
22. November 17, 2009 - Support Services Activation
23. December 15, 2009 - Support Services Activation
24. January 5, 2010 - Commercial Building Fire
25. March 8, 2010 - Residential Structure Fire
26. April 17, 2010 - Household Hazardous Waste Day
27. April 30, 2010 - Relay For Life – N. Spartanburg
28. May 2-3, 2010 - Spring Fling
29. June 4, 2010 - Relay For Life - Woodruff
30. June 10, 2010 - Gas Leak - Boiling Springs
31. June 13, 2010 - Submersion - Holly Springs
32. August 5, 2010 - Support Services - Chesnee Tornado
33. September 10, 2010 - Community Emergency Preparedness Day
34. May 7-8, 2011 - Spring Fling
35. May 14, 2011 - N. Spartanburg Baptist Church - 5k
36. May 20-21, Relay For Life - Spartanburg
37. September 11, 2010 - Community Emergency Preparedness Day
38. May 11-14, 2011 - Alabama Donation Center
39. October 15, 2011 - Haven Apartment Fire
40. November 6, 2011 - Missing Person
41. December 16-17, 2011 - Missing Person
42. February 4, 2012 - Assist With Hero's 5k
43. May 4, 2012 - Relay For Life – N. Spartanburg
44. May 4-6, 2012 - Spring Fling
45. May 18-19, 2012 - Relay For Life - Spartanburg
46. June 22-23, 2012 - Leigh Fibers
47. June 30-July 1, 2012 - Cooling Station
48. July 6-8, 2012 - Butte Knit Fire - Support Services
49. January 29-30, 2013 - Academic Burn
50. May 3-5, 2013 - Spring Fling
51. May 17, 2013 - Relay For Life - Spartanburg
52. April 18, 2014 - Roebuck Fire Alarm Blitz
53. May 2-4, 2014 - Spring Fling
54. May 3, 2014 - Roebuck Fire Alarm Blitz
55. May 23, 2014 - Relay For Life
56. September 9, 2014 - Community Emergency Preparedness Day
57. December 20, 2014 - Apartment Fire
58. December 30 2014 - Reidville Support Services Call
59. May 1, 2015 - Relay For Life – N. Spartanburg
60. May 1-3, 2015 - Spring Fling
61. May 15, 2015 - Relay For Life - Spartanburg
62. June 27, 2015 - Greer Freedom Blast
63. September 26, 2015 - Community Emergency Preparedness Day
64. October 13-19, 2015 - Donation Center - Midlands and Low Country

With 64 Support Service activations and counting, our unit is much busier than one would think. While our primary function is to assist first responders on long duration responses, as you can tell we assist wherever called upon. For example, CERT Support helps organize / run our annual Community Emergency Preparedness Day, on 3 separate occasions has ran donation centers, on several occasions has supported 5K events, and on numerous occasions has assisted with traffic / barricade / special event tasks / duties. In addition, those on Support Services have received training in damage assessment, points of distribution, among other skill sets. Therefore, our group can provide an array of services to anyone who requests their services.