Awards

Community Emergency Response Team volunteers

New York City Community Emergency Response Teams (NYC CERT) are groups of dedicated volunteers who help to prepare their neighbors and communities for different types of disasters.

Each year, New York City Community Emergency Response Teams and members are recognized for their volunteer efforts.

Carlos Nieves NYC CERT Team Award for Excellence in Deployment and Emergency Response

The Carlos Nieves NYC CERT Team Award for Award for Excellence in Deployment and Emergency Response recognizes a team's generous commitment of time, support and inspiration to its community. Teams are recognized in the summer.

Past Winners

  • 2020 – Manhattan Division 3, District 6 CERT
  • 2019 – Manhattan 6 CERT
  • 2018 – Bronx 7 CERT
  • 2017 – Queens 4 CERT
  • 2016 – Brooklyn 10/11 CERT
  • 2015 – Manhattan 7 CERT
  • 2014 – Queens 6 CERT
  • 2013 – Staten Island 1 CERT

John D. Solomon Award for Exemplary Service in Emergency Preparedness Education

The John D. Solomon Award recognizes individual volunteers for exemplary service in preparing their community for emergencies. It is awarded in the winter.

Past Winners

  • 2019 – Susan Flaschenberg, Brooklyn 13 CERT
  • 2018 – Virginia Rosario, Manhattan 6 CERT
  • 2017 – Patricia Sallin, Manhattan 6 CERT
  • 2016 – William Vitale, Brooklyn 10/11 CERT
  • 2015 – John Tidona, Staten Island 1 CERT
  • 2014 – William Fasbender, Queens 4 CERT
  • 2013 – Wali Abdun-Noor, Bronx 3 CERT
  • 2012 – Ramona Ponce, Manhattan 10S CERT
  • 2011 – Kim Silva Teixeira, Queens 1/2 CERT
  • 2010 – John D. Solomon, Manhattan 8-ESNA CERT (Posthumous)

Joanne Webb-Dixon NYC CERT Ambassador Award

The Joanne Webb-Dixon NYC CERT Ambassador Award recognizes teams that focus on building and expanding partnerships within its community. It is presented in the spring.

Past Winners

  • 2020 – Bronx Division 1, District 3 CERT
  • 2019 – Brooklyn 10/11 CERT
  • 2018 – Brooklyn 18 CERT
  • 2017 – Bronx 3 CERT (Joanne Webb-Dixon's former team)

Presidential Service Award

All NYC CERT members who accrue 100 or more volunteer hours in one calendar year are honored with a Presidential Service Award in April, which is National Volunteer Month.

More Resources

NYC CERT online volunteer management database