cordially invited to join the Warren County Community
Emergency Response Team. Attend as an individual or get
a group from the neighborhood, your church, club or
workplace and train as a team.
We learn to help our self and
our community in times of an emergency or disaster when
professional responders are not immediately available.
program educates you about disaster preparedness for
hazards that may affect the area. We train you in basic
disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light
search and rescue, team organization, and disaster
medical operations. Using the training learned in the
classroom and during exercises, you and other CERT
members can assist your neighborhood or workplace
following an event when professional responders may be
delayed. CERT members also are encouraged
to support emergency response agencies by taking a more
active role in emergency preparedness projects in their
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Disaster Preparedness: Addresses hazards
specific to the community. Materials cover actions
that participants and their families take before,
during and after a disaster as well as an overview
of CERT and local laws governing volunteers.
Fire Suppression: Covers fire chemistry,
hazardous materials, fire hazards and fire
suppression strategies. However, the thrust of this
session is the safe use of fire extinguishers,
controlling utilities and extinguishing a small
Medical Operations Part I: Participants
practice diagnosing and treating airway obstruction,
bleeding and shock by using simple triage and rapid
Medical Operations Part II: Covers
evaluating patients by doing a head to toe
assessment, establishing a medical treatment area
and performing basic first aid.
Light Search and Rescue Operations:
Participants learn about search and rescue planning,
size-up, search techniques, rescue techniques and
Psychology and Team Organization: Covers
signs and symptoms that might be experienced by the
disaster victim and workers, and addresses CERT
organization and management.
Course Review and Disaster Simulation:
Participants review and practice the skills that
they have learned during the previous six sessions
in a disaster activity.
During each session participants are required to
bring safety equipment (gloves, goggles, mask) and
disaster supplies (bandages, flashlight, dressings)
which will be used during the session. By doing this for
each session, participants are building a disaster
response kit of items that they will need during a
Emergency Response Team
A) To assist State, County and Local Emergency
Services in any and all emergencies. The Organization
will only respond to an emergency when requested by an
authorized representative of Emergency Service.
B) To train, educate, and inform the public regarding
Emergency Preparedness. The Organization has been
established exclusively for charitable purposes under
Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Employer identification number (EIN): 81-5396727
520 Justice Dr. , Lebanon, Ohio 45036, Warren County,
Ohio, United States
Phone: Karl DeBord - Treasurer: (513) 398-8116
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
Since 1993 when this training was made available
nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 states and Puerto
Rico have conducted CERT training. FEMA supports CERT by
conducting or sponsoring Train-the-Trainer and Program
Manager courses for members of the fire, medical and
emergency management community.
We greatly appreciate your donation of money, equipment,
or supplies. All donations are
tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
We are in constant need of support from the community.
If you wish to make a donation to our program; training
and call-out supplies are always in constant need.
Use the PayPal donate button above or contact our Treasurer
Karl DeBord for details. (513)
A Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) is an operation in
which spontaneous, unaffiliated disaster volunteers are
registered and referred to local agencies to assist with
relief efforts. At the VRC, volunteers will:
Complete a registration form and sign a general release
of liability statement
2. Accept a referral to an organization needing their
services (Referral includes a description of their
duties and complete address and contact information for
the agency to which they have been referred)
3. Receive a form of identification approved by local
4. Participate in a safety briefing
5. Agree in writing to follow all safety instructions
and directions from supervisors at their work sites.
This directory works to facilitating better networking among Tri-State disaster
volunteer organizations before, during and after an
The directory contains self-supporting technical
response, disaster assistance organizations in the
Tri-State area of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
Typical groups are CERT (Community Emergency Response
Team), Search and Rescue, Mounted Search and Rescue, K-9
Search and Rescue, ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency
Service), RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service),
Medical Reserve Corps, Animal Emergency Response Teams
and Special Response Units.
are deployed at the request of FEMA, Fire and EMS
departments, law enforcement, emergency operations
centers or emergency management operations, or other
local, state or federal government agencies.
If your organization is not in the directory, send us your listing:
1. Organization Name 2. Purpose
3. City, County, State 4. Primary contact, phone, email 5. Secondary contact, phone, email 6. Website