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
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: