Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

What is CERT?
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for 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. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. 
About CERT
Vision Statement: The Hamilton County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a volunteer organization charged to assist the community before, during, and after natural, technological, or human-caused disasters.

Mission Statement: The Hamilton County CERT Program is a dependable volunteer resource available to assist Hamilton County stakeholders in mitigating hazards by: preparing its members through training; educating the Public through community outreach activities; supporting response/recovery activities during and after emergencies or disasters with the focus on doing the greatest good for the greatest number of citizens.

Hamilton County CERT
  • CERT Teams have been in Hamilton County since the early 2000s, primarily based in municipalities, and sponsored by Fire Departments.  The present Program was started in November 2010
  • There are over 250 trained CERT volunteers believed to reside in the County
  • Interest groups: Damage Assessment, Amateur (ham) radio, Medical Unit, Command/General Staff positions and support
  • Local teams: Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield
If you are interested in becoming a member of CERT, please fill out the membership application and other documents below and return by email to Jon Baldwin

We teach two 21-hour Basic Courses each year (Spring/Fall). Please check back then to see upcoming training availability. 

Contact Us
Jon Baldwin, CERT Coordinator
Office: 317-770-3381
Fax: 317-770-3384