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