North Carolina State Defense Force Continuing Mission to Serve NC Communities

North Carolina State Defense Force (NCSDF) Creates Non-Profit Organization

Under the new non-profit organization, an advisory board of current members will serve to lead the NC State Defense Forces forward into 2022 and beyond. The NCSDF board has been tasked with a mission to provide organized, trained, disciplined, rapid response volunteer FEMA CERT teams (NC CERT) to assist citizens, state and local government agencies, or civil relief organizations during emergencies or natural disasters AND to ensure the welfare, freedom, and safety of North Carolina citizens serving in support and defense of the United States and North Carolina State Constitutions.

North Carolina State Defense Force and FEMA Community Emergency Response Teams (NC CERT) 

NCSDF has a steadfast purpose to help ensure the safety of the communities they stand guard in, assist local and federal law enforcement when needed or requested, and assist their communities in times of emergencies or disasters by providing a deployable CERT.

North Carolina State Defense Force members reach out to active duty military and veterans, EMS, law enforcement, and anyone with skills or experience that can help their community in times of need. NCSDF welcomes ALL members and appreciates their support of the NCSDF mission to field deployable Federal Emergency Management CERT members to specific areas of the state when//if needed in times of civil disaster or community need. 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program from FEMA educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. NC CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

The CERT Basic Training features a revised Disaster Medical Operations section, an updated Terrorism and CERT section, and hazard-specific annexes.

CERT History

The CERT concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs.

CERT became a national program in 1993. There are now CERT programs in all 50 states, including many tribal nations and U.S. territories. Each is unique to its community and all are essential to building a Culture of Preparedness in the United States. There are over 2,700 local CERT programs nationwide and more than 600,000 people have trained since CERT became a national program.

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Authorization of Use for North Carolina State Defense Force (NCSDF) Copyrights and Trademarks

Only persons operating under and for North Carolina State Defense Forces, Inc., a North Carolina non-profit organization, are authorized to use the name, image, and/or likeness of North Carolina State Defense Force or the copyrighted logo of NCSDF. 

North Carolina State Defense Force copyrighted logo
North Carolina State Defense Forces, Inc. (NCSDF) shall not be liable for any loss, liability, injury, or cost whatsoever arising from any unauthorized use of the name, image, or likeness of NCSDF. You shall indemnify, protect and hold us harmless from and against all losses, liabilities, judgments, suits, actions, proceedings, claims, damages, and costs resulting from or arising out of any act or omission by any person using the NCSDF name, image, likeness or copyrights in any unauthorized manner. You acknowledge that the unauthorized use, disclosure, or duplication of our copyrights or other confidential information belonging to NCSDF shall constitute a violation of our copyrights, trademarks and/or intellectual property rights, and is likely to cause irreparable injury to the owner, for which there is no adequate remedy at law. Accordingly, you hereby agree that we may seek injunctive relief against anyone who uses our logo, name, image, or likeness in an unauthorized manner to prevent or remedy any breach of the obligations provided under North Carolina law and common law. 
All of our websites, corporate name, service marks, trademarks, trade names, logos, and domain names (collectively “marks”) are and will at all times remain the exclusive property of North Carolina State Defense Forces, Inc. Nothing in this website grants you the right or license to use any of our marks.

17 U.S. Code § 504 – Remedies for infringement: Damages and profits

(a)In General.—Except as otherwise provided by this title, an infringer of copyright is liable for either—

(1)the copyright owner’s actual damages and any additional profits of the infringer, as provided by subsection (b); or (2)
statutory damages, as provided by subsection (c).
(b)Actual Damages and Profits.—
The copyright owner is entitled to recover the actual damages suffered by him or her as a result of the infringement, and any profits of the infringer that are attributable to the infringement and are not taken into account in computing the actual damages. In establishing the infringer’s profits, the copyright owner is required to present proof only of the infringer’s gross revenue, and the infringer is required to prove his or her deductible expenses and the elements of profit attributable to factors other than the copyrighted work
(c)Statutory Damages.—
(1)Except as provided by clause (2) of this subsection, the copyright owner may elect, at any time before final judgment is rendered, to recover, instead of actual damages and profits, an award of statutory damages for all infringements involved in the action, with respect to any one work, for which any one infringer is liable individually, or for which any two or more infringers are liable jointly and severally, in a sum of not less than $750 or more than $30,000 as the court considers just. For the purposes of this subsection, all the parts of a compilation or derivative work constitute one work.
(2)In a case where the copyright owner sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that infringement was committed willfully, the court in its discretion may increase the award of statutory damages to a sum of not more than $150,000. In a case where the infringer sustains the burden of proving, and the court finds, that such infringer was not aware and had no reason to believe that his or her acts constituted an infringement of copyright, the court in its discretion may reduce the award of statutory damages to a sum of not less than $200. The court shall remit statutory damages in any case where an infringer believed and had reasonable grounds for believing that his or her use of the copyrighted work was a fair use under section 107, if the infringer was: (i) an employee or agent of a nonprofit educational institution, library, or archives acting within the scope of his or her employment who, or such institution, library, or archives itself, which infringed by reproducing the work in copies or phonorecords; or (ii) a public broadcasting entity which or a person who, as a regular part of the nonprofit activities of a public broadcasting entity (as defined in section 118(f)) infringed by performing a published nondramatic literary work or by reproducing a transmission program embodying a performance of such a work.
(3)(A) In a case of infringement, it shall be a rebuttable presumption that the infringement was committed willfully for purposes of determining relief if the violator, or a person acting in concert with the violator, knowingly provided or knowingly caused to be provided materially false contact information to a domain name registrar, domain name registry, or other domain name registration authority in registering, maintaining, or renewing a domain name used in connection with the infringement.
(B)Nothing in this paragraph limits what may be considered willful infringement under this subsection.
(C)For purposes of this paragraph, the term “domain name” has the meaning given that term in section 45 of the Act entitled “An Act to provide for the registration and protection of trademarks used in commerce, to carry out the provisions of certain international conventions, and for other purposes” approved July 5, 1946 (commonly referred to as the “Trademark Act of 1946”; 15 U.S.C. 1127
(d)Additional Damages in Certain Cases.—
In any case in which the court finds that a defendant proprietor of an establishment who claims as a defense that its activities were exempt under section 110(5) did not have reasonable grounds to believe that its use of a copyrighted work was exempt under such section, the plaintiff shall be entitled to, in addition to any award of damages under this section, an additional award of two times the amount of the license fee that the proprietor of the establishment concerned should have paid the plaintiff for such use during the preceding period of up to 3 years.