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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Indiana CERT Programs



Name of Program: Monroe County CERT
Point of Contact: Lisa Kane
Phone Number: 8123492533
E-mail address: lkane@co.monroe.in.us
Website address: http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/Community/EmergencyManagement.aspx
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Teams are designed to support emergency response efforts in the event of a major disaster. Our CERT teams meet monthly to stay sharp on their skills, discuss response procedures and build relationships. If you have interest in joining or forming a new team we would be pleased for you to join our preparedness efforts.


Name of Program: Indianapolis / Marion County CERT
Point of Contact: Elia James
Phone Number: 3173271478
E-mail address: elia.james2@indy.gov
Website address: http://www.indy.gov/eGov/City/DPS/DHS/Preparedness/Pages/cert.aspx


Name of Program: Morgan County CERT
Point of Contact: Michael Ellis
Phone Number: 7653426621
E-mail address: mike.ellisPHPC@gmail.com


Name of Program: Evansville/Vanderburgh County CERT
Point of Contact: John Murphy
Phone Number: 8124356020
E-mail address: jmurphy@evansvillegov.org
Brief Description: Here in Vanderburgh Co. we offer weeknight (Tues/Thurs)classes from 6-9pm for 4 weeks and weekend (Sat) classes from 9-5, also for 4 weeks. We also participate in numerous local community events, such as: National Night Out, Hollys House, St. Matthews car show, Family Day in the Park.


Name of Program: Westfield CERT
Point of Contact: Rob Gaylor
Phone Number: 3178043333
E-mail address: rgaylor@westfield.in.gov
Brief Description: We are a growing CERT program with the intentions of Prepardness in mind.


Name of Program: Whitley County CERT
Point of Contact: Catherine Broxon-Ball
Phone Number: 2602483167
E-mail address: whitleydhs@whitleygov.com
Brief Description: Our CERT programs also assists the local organizations with support during the Tri-althethic and marathons locally. CERT program includes several boy scout troops in the area and actively supports the Homeland security badge program including them in the training and the community exercises as a part of their requirements.


Name of Program: Gibson County CERT
Point of Contact: n/a n/a
Phone Number: 8123869630
E-mail address: ema@gibsoncounty-in.gov
Brief Description: Monthly training for CERT team members involves classroom and field sessions. Continuance of new members and new teams is ongoing. Training beyond the CERT basics is a priority for the Gibson County CERT Teams.


Name of Program: Porter County CERT
Point of Contact: Phillip Griffith
Phone Number: 2194653490
E-mail address: pcema@yahoo.com
Brief Description: We provide training to any organization (Fire Dept., American Legion, Schools, etc.) that may want to sponsor a CERT for their specific group and/or neighborhood. We would like to have a team for each community and Service Club/Organization in the area/County/Community.


Name of Program: Pike County CERT
Point of Contact: Tonda Dixon
Phone Number: 8123546776
E-mail address: tdixon@pikecountysheriffsoffice.com
Brief Description: CERT Teams have been dormant for several years. Plans to begin training in damage assessment, weather spotters, mass food and shelter operations, pod training. District 10 subcommittee groups are ready for CERT Members to assist with future projects.


Name of Program: Allen County CERT
Point of Contact: Brad Witte
Phone Number: 2604494673
E-mail address: brad.witte@allencounty.us


Name of Program: Elkhart County CERT
Point of Contact: Michael Pennington
Phone Number: 5748912238
E-mail address: mPennington@elkhartcounty.com


Name of Program: Steuben County CERT
Point of Contact: William Brown
Phone Number: 2606681000
E-mail address: emergencymanagement@co.steuben.in.us
Brief Description: We train on basic CERT incidents 3 times a year along with extra training in sheltering/mass care, damage assesstment, debris management, ground search & rescue through out the year.


Name of Program: Johnson County CERT
Point of Contact: Stephanie Sichting
Phone Number: 3177369064
E-mail address: ssichting@co.johnson.in.us
Website address: http://johnsoncounty.org
Brief Description: We continue to provide CERT training for all interested individuals.


Name of Program: Monroe County CERT
Point of Contact: Lisa Kane
Phone Number: 8123492533
E-mail address: jldeckard17@yahoo.com


Name of Program: Spencer County CERT
Point of Contact: Al Perdue
Phone Number: 8126496020
E-mail address: ema@spencercounty.in.gov
Website address: http://www.spencercounty.in.gov
Brief Description: Spencer County CERT meets monthly to conduct training. They have been active in disaster drills, nursing home evacuation drills, actual traffic control for long term events and responded to the fatal tornado in Newburgh, Indiana. A Damage Assessment Team has been trained as well as other specialized training such as chain saw operations and traffic control.


Name of Program: Cass County CERT
Point of Contact: Alvin Beckman
Phone Number: 5747222484
E-mail address: ema@co.cass.in.us


Name of Program: Greene County CERT
Point of Contact: Roger Axe
Phone Number: 8123844012
E-mail address: greene-jeans@sbcglobal.net


Name of Program: Clark County CERT
Point of Contact: Leslie Kavanaugh, Sr.
Phone Number: 8122465536
E-mail address: clark.ema@insightbb.com
Brief Description: New! Pending CCP Approval for allocstions, we are ready to start training.


Name of Program: Warrick County CERT
Point of Contact: Doris Sullivan
Phone Number: 8128976178
E-mail address: wcema@warrickcounty.gov
Brief Description: Two of the CERT teams meet monthly for keeping skills curren tand/or additonal training. One team meets on the last Monday of the month and one team meets on the second Tuesday of the month.


Name of Program: Vincennes University Campus CERT
Point of Contact: James Jones
Phone Number: 8128885555
E-mail address: jimjones@indian.vinu.edu


Name of Program: Adams County CERT
Point of Contact: Karla Marbach
Phone Number: 2607245320
E-mail address: kmarbach@co.adams.in.us
Website address: http://adamscountycert.com
Brief Description: Adams County has doubled it's members this year and has put together a training & Meeting schedule for 2015. We meet the Second Tuesday of the month and have two exercises a year. This years goal is too train Several CERTs to give disaster related classes in the community.


Name of Program: Wabash County CERT
Point of Contact: Keith Walters
Phone Number: 2605633181
E-mail address: kwalters@wabashcounty.in.gov
Website address: http://www.ema.wabashcounty85.us
Brief Description: wabash County CERTs continue to train and assist in the community as needed for community and emergency events.


Name of Program: Clinton County CERT
Point of Contact: Kristina Marcinko-Chapman
Phone Number: 7656592921
E-mail address: kchapman@redcross-indy.org


Name of Program: Posey County CERT
Point of Contact: Larry Robb
Phone Number: 8128381333
E-mail address: lepc@poseycountygov.org


Name of Program: Rush County CERT
Point of Contact: Charles Kemker
Phone Number: 7659328391
E-mail address: ema@rushcounty.in.gov
Brief Description: Rush County CERT is comprised of highly motivated and committed responders. CERT is a new concept in our county and has been utilized three times since its inception. Rush County CERT is growing and we are looking forward to expanding this program into a highly depended upon team of quality trained personnel.


Name of Program: Tippecanoe County CERT
Point of Contact: Tippecanoe County Emergency Management
Phone Number: 7657421334
E-mail address: mwebb@tippecanoe.in.gov
Brief Description: None At this Time


Name of Program: Crawford County CERT
Point of Contact: Ray Saylor
Phone Number: 8126332045
E-mail address: milltownpolice@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Our CERT program is developing. We continue to work hard to achieve our mission and the goals we have set for our program. We believe that over the next 12 months we will be sucessful in our effort.


Name of Program: Hamilton County CERT
Point of Contact: Jon Baldwin
Phone Number: 3177703381
E-mail address: Jon.Baldwin@hamiltoncounty.in.gov


Name of Program: Triton Central CERT
Point of Contact: Steve Elder
Phone Number: 3178353000
E-mail address: SELDER@nwshelby.k12.in.us
Brief Description: Southport CERT Team meets once a quarter or as needed.


Name of Program: Shelby County CERT
Point of Contact: Michael Schantz
Phone Number: 3173926308
E-mail address: mschantz@co.shelby.in.us
Website address: http://www.co.shelby.in.us/Departments/EmergencyManagement/tabid/321/Default.aspx
Brief Description: The Shelby County CERT Program is a new program that was just recently established. We will have 15 Indiana Guard Reserve members listed as part of the Shelby County CERT Team, who are trained. We will be conducting a CERT Class in April for our new CERT program. Triton High School is going to establish a Campus CERT team called TCERT.


Name of Program: Southport CERT
Point of Contact: Andrew Harrison
Phone Number: 3173543558
E-mail address: bps-em@cityofsouthport.org
Brief Description: TCERT is a self-deploying disaster response team generally made up of high school students attending or having attended Triton Central High School.Many members have completed a 1 semester introductory course on emergency management for dual credit with Vincennes University.


Name of Program: Noble County CERT
Point of Contact: Michael Newton
Phone Number: 2606362938
E-mail address: mnewton@nobleco.org
Brief Description: As of March 6th, 2011 2e have 6 people in Noble County that have completed both the CERT on-line and classroom training. Two of these people went through earlier and have also competed the CERT Instructor courses. Four of attended Whitley County's CERT classroom training to get our certification. We are now organizing to expand Noble County CERT. January 2013: We have training started for five new CERT members to supplement our team.


Name of Program: Vigo County CERT
Point of Contact: Dorene Hojnicki
Phone Number: 8124623217
E-mail address: ema@vigocounty.in.gov
Brief Description: Vigo County CERT is part of the Vigo County Citizen Council. Vigo County CERT participates with Vigo County ARES, Vigo County MRC, Vigo County Search & Rescue.These groups train and partcipate in community events, training and response as one coehesive group. Our members are cross-trained in all facets of emergency response. Vigo County Citizens Council & ARES particated in the Indiana Dept of Homeland Security state-level exercise "Without Warning".


Name of Program: Hancock County CERT
Point of Contact: Greg Hicks
Phone Number: 3174771188
E-mail address: hancock.cert@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Our CERT program is developing. We continue to work hard to achieve our mission and the goals we have set for our program. We believe that over the next 12 months we will be sucessful in our effort.


Name of Program: Delaware County CERT
Point of Contact: Jason Rogers
Phone Number: 7657477719
E-mail address: jrogers@co.delaware.in.us


Name of Program: Starke County CERT
Point of Contact: Ted Bombagetti
Phone Number: 5747729182
E-mail address: tbombagetti@co.starke.in.us
Brief Description: Starting program after a time laps by previous director


Name of Program: White County/ Twin Lakes CERT
Point of Contact: Laura Bernfield
Phone Number: 5749433237
E-mail address: lbernfield@hotmail.com
Brief Description: White County/ Twin Lakes CERT is taught to students enrolled in the Health Careers, Fire Science, First Response, and Homeland Security classes at Twin Lakes High School. Key Staff members throughout the corporation have also been trained. I am currently conducting our first general population CERT training.


Name of Program: Fulton County CERT
Point of Contact: David Tofson
Phone Number: 5742236611
E-mail address: fcemanage@rtcol.com


Name of Program: Butler University Campus CERT
Point of Contact: Lindsey Birt
Phone Number: 3179406584
E-mail address: lbirt@butler.edu


Name of Program: Wayne County CERT
Point of Contact: Fred Griffin
Phone Number: 7659739399
E-mail address: ema@co.wayne.in.us
Website address: http://co.wayne.in.us/ema/index.htm
Brief Description: Courses are conducted weeknights and/or on weekends depending upon availability of participants and instructors.


Name of Program: Scott County CERT
Point of Contact: Anya Bacon
Phone Number: 8127520564
E-mail address: abacon@c3bb.com


Name of Program: Putnam County CERT
Point of Contact: Patrick Quillin
Phone Number: 3178500662
E-mail address: csi@iendeavor.com
Brief Description: Putnam County CERT provides 12 emergency disciplines and staff as volunteers to the County when needed. We are in our 3rd year of operations and have recorded 65 qualified active members. Provided multiple training opportunities and stand ready for deployments as called upon. We are expanding our role with the county and its professional emergency workers. Air operations, transportation, rehabilitation unit, EOC staffing, sheltering and communications are a few of our favorite Units.


Name of Program: Jay County CERT
Point of Contact: Ralph Frazee
Phone Number: 2607266909
E-mail address: rfrazee@co.jay.in.us
Brief Description: We are still in the planning and compiling stage of developing a CERT/ Citizens Corp program in Jay County


Name of Program: Kosciusko County CERT
Point of Contact: Edward Rock
Phone Number: 5743712602
E-mail address: erock@kcgov.com
Brief Description: Contact us if you are interested in a CERT program.


Name of Program: St. Joseph County CERT
Point of Contact: Rick Tripp
Phone Number: 5742359234
E-mail address: ricksjcema@gmail.com
Brief Description: There has not been much activity with CERT since back in 2009 and we are currently looking to change this ASAP for St. Joe County to get things back on track.


Name of Program: Indianapolis International Airport CERT
Point of Contact: Kevin Elmore
Phone Number: 3174875113
E-mail address: kelmore@ind.com
Brief Description: The Indianapolis International Airport CERT is comprised of members of the operations and maintenance departments. The members are mechanics, heavy equipment operators, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, etc. who augment the airport fire or police departments when called upon. They participate in quarterly training and at least one exercise per year. They serve other events in relation to overall airport operations to include damage assessment, snow removal, storm spotting, etc.


Name of Program: Decatur County (Indiana) Cert
Point of Contact: Robert Duckworth
Phone Number: 8126632004
E-mail address: ema@decaturcounty.in.gov


Name of Program: Atterbury CERT
Point of Contact: John Grounds
Phone Number: 3179021727
E-mail address: jgrounds@usnsccatterbury.us
Brief Description: Atterbury CERT is open to members and units stationed at or currently training at Camp Atterbury Joint Manuever Training Center in Edinburgh, Indiana.