Hamilton County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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    Posted on January 24, 2019

    Learn how to keep you, your family, and your neighborhood safe by taking our free Community Emergency Response Team course. Read on...
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Buddty Team Putting Out a Fire

What is CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is an all-volunteer community group who teaches the community 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. 
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

CERT Training

CERT Flyer 2018