training program educates people (age 18 & up) in
basic emergency response and disaster preparedness
skills. You will learn to help yourself, your family
and your community when emergencies happen.
Sponsored by: Warren County and City of Mason,
Community Emergency Response Teams and the Warren County
Emergency Management Agency
graduation you are cordially invited to join the Warren
County or City of Mason Community Emergency Response
We learn to help our self and
our community in times of an emergency or disaster when
professional responders are not immediately available.
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
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 equipment and supplies.
If you wish to make a donation to our program; our training
or our call-out supplies, money is the most effective.
If you have supplies or questions, please contact our
treasurer Karl DeBord.
Use the PayPal donate button above. Treasurer:
Karl DeBord (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:
This directory exists to facilitate 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