I am part of a CERT program in this rural county in Texas. Like a bunch of things CERT is what you make it. I am also a member of MRC (Medical Reserve Corp) and Storm Spotter program. Being at the bottom of “Tornado Alley” things get rolled all into one bag at times. Our county Emergency Management Coordinator created an EMP that is being used as a blueprint by other rural counties.
I agree about having to march to the tune of the National Drummer. FEMA is holding the purse strings.