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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

North Carolina CERT Programs



Name of Program: Trent Woods CERT
Point of Contact: Etta Lucas
Phone Number: 2526379810
E-mail address: etta.lucas0302@gmail.com
Brief Description: The Trent Woods Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides citizens living in our community an organized means of volunteering with disaster planning, mitigation, preparation, response and recovery. The volunteers work together to prepare our community for the next disaster and to respond to emergencies that affect our community.


Name of Program: Orange County CERT
Point of Contact: Josh Hollingsworth
Phone Number: 9192456100
E-mail address: jhollingsworth@co.orange.nc.us
Website address: http://www.co.orange.nc.us/emergency/CERTProgram.asp
Brief Description: The Orange County CERT program is a partnership between the Orange County Health Department and Emergency Services. We offer trainings to groups of 8 or more or individuals are welcome to join in with other groups. We hold trainings on a quarterly basis or as needed based on completed registrations. After completing basic training, volunteers are encouraged to participate in on-going volunteer opportunities and continuing education opportunities.


Name of Program: Fayetteville State University Campus CERT
Point of Contact: Joseph Vittorelli
Phone Number: 9106721910
E-mail address: jvittore@uncfsu.edu
Brief Description: Fayetteville State University Campus CERT was organized to enhance the preparedness of citizens and first responders in our local campus communities for all hazards, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Our objective is to prepare public safety, emergency management, students staff and faculty to train and lead sustainable campus CERT teams. To gain efficiencies through networking and sharing of best practices or other resources.


Name of Program: Washington County CERT
Point of Contact: Ann Keyes
Phone Number: 2527934114
E-mail address: akeyes@washconc.org
Brief Description: CERT training is usually on the first Thursday night of the month. The teams are involved in training exercises for emergency responders, serving them on scenes, manning booths at public affairs, litter sweep, reporting conditions after storms, and responding when needed within the community. Members of the teams also assist in the Emergency Operations Center when needed and have volunteered in the Office of Emergency Management for additional training.


Name of Program: Fairfield Harbour CERT
Point of Contact: Marcia Richmond
Phone Number: 2526335570
E-mail address: marciar1749@suddenlink.net
Website address: http://www.fhcert.org
Brief Description: FH CERT members receive continuous training through classes and drills to maintain their ability to respond in the event of any disaster that would threaten the safety of the community.


Name of Program: Durham County
Point of Contact: David Marsee
Phone Number: 9195600667
E-mail address: dmarsee@durhamcountync.gov
Brief Description: Durham is currently re-organizing its stucture of the CERT program. We are looking at using many of the members to assist with several of the emergency response and recovery operations from assisting in the Central and Receiving Distribution Points, Animal Sheltering, Human Shelters, and many other facets of operations and recovery.


Name of Program: Brunswick County Volunteer Center CERT
Point of Contact: Jayne Mathews
Phone Number: 9102532574
E-mail address: jmathews@brunswickes.com


Name of Program: New Hanover County
Point of Contact: Kristen Skinner
Phone Number: 9107986900
E-mail address: kskinner@nhcgov.com
Brief Description: The New Hanover CERT Program's mission is to assist citizens in becoming self-sufficient for up to 96 hours following a disaster, and to help educate the general public to do the same.


Name of Program: Hoke County CERT
Point of Contact: Freddy Johnson Sr.
Phone Number: 9108754126
E-mail address: fjohnson@hokecounty.org
Brief Description: Our program suffered several set backs due to CERT Program Coordinator changes over the last several years. We are now in the process of re-establishing our base through recruitment efforts. Currently our CERT meets once a month with our current goals are to train and certify new members while maintaining already trained members.


Name of Program: New Bern CERT
Point of Contact: Bill Olvaney
Phone Number: 2528762526
E-mail address: jerseyfolks@embarqmail.com
Brief Description: The City of New Bern CERT program is sponsored by the New Bern Fire Department and meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 pm throughout the year for refresher training. Completion of the CERT Basic Training Program is required for membership. These classes are conducted at Craven Community College on a periodic basis. The class meets for 8 sessions, typically two evenings a week for 4 weeks.


Name of Program: Robeson County Cert
Point of Contact: Mattie Caulder
Phone Number: 9106713150
E-mail address: mattie.caulder@co.robeson.nc.us


Name of Program: Columbus County RSVP
Point of Contact: Melody Prevatte, Ed.D.
Phone Number: 9106427141
E-mail address: mprevatte@sccnc.edu
Website address: http://www.sccnc.edu/Community/Volunteers/CCVolunteerProgram/tabid/195/Default.aspx


Name of Program: Cary CERT Association
Point of Contact: Tom Hegele
Phone Number: 9198193415
E-mail address: thegele@gmail.com
Website address: http://www.carycert.org
Brief Description: Cary CERT is dedicated to provide a force-multiplier for emergency services during both non-emergent and disaster incidents. Continuing education training is held at least monthly on the second Thursday. Each team member is committed to excellence through training and exercises to hone their skills in the event that they are needed.


Name of Program: Carolina Preserve CERT
Point of Contact: Steve Duerr
Phone Number: 9196510813
E-mail address: jsduerr@gmail.com


Name of Program: Carteret County CERT
Point of Contact: Ben Barnett
Phone Number: 2527288472
E-mail address: bbarnett@carteretcountygov.org


Name of Program: Albemarle CERT
Point of Contact: Elizabeth Alter
Phone Number: 9739512030
E-mail address: elizabeth.alter@yahoo.com


Name of Program: Morrisville CERT
Point of Contact: Shandy Padgette
Phone Number: 9194636140
E-mail address: spadgett@townofmorrisville.org
Website address: http://www.morrisville-cert.org/


Name of Program: Currituck County CERT
Point of Contact: Mary Beth Newns
Phone Number: 2522322115
E-mail address: mary.newns@currituckcountync.gov


Name of Program: Burke County CERT
Point of Contact: Mike Long
Phone Number: 8284304215
E-mail address: mlong@bceoc.org
Brief Description: Burke County Emergnecy Services Sponsors the CERT Teams in Burke County. CERT is taught in the community to train individuals in disaster preparedness and to take care of themselves when emergency services are overwhelmed.


Name of Program: Nash County CERT Program
Point of Contact: Brent Fisher
Phone Number: 2524591205
E-mail address: brent.fisher@nashcountync.gov


Name of Program: Charlotte Mecklenburg Citizen Corps Coalition
Point of Contact: Lewis Broome
Phone Number: 7043367616
E-mail address: lbroome@ci.charlotte.nc.us


Name of Program: Havelock CERT
Point of Contact: Stacy Engel
Phone Number: 2524473212
E-mail address: HCERT@havelocknc.us


Name of Program: Rowan/Salisbury CERT
Point of Contact: David Morris
Phone Number: 7046385351
E-mail address: dmorr@salisburync.gov


Name of Program: Sampson County
Point of Contact: Joseph Bass
Phone Number: 9105928996
E-mail address: ronaldbass@sampsonnc.com


Name of Program: Gates County CERT
Point of Contact: Billy Winn
Phone Number: 2523575569
E-mail address: emergencymanagement@gatescountync.gov
Brief Description: Gates County CERT is organized to conduct support missions for Emergency Responders.


Name of Program: Carolina Trace CERT
Point of Contact: Sparky Wilson
Phone Number: 9197210381
E-mail address: sparky.wilson06@gmail.com
Brief Description: A neighborhood team supporting Carolina Trace. Continuing education is conducted monthly with the majority of classes being held at the Central Carolina Community College's Emergency Services Training Center on the third Tuesday evening of the month. At least one disaster drill is conducted annually. Team volunteers have received continuing education in weather spotting, shelter management, traffic control, chain saw safety, dealing with blood borne pathogens, and CPR/AED techniques.


Name of Program: Guilford County CERT Program
Point of Contact: Don Campbell
Phone Number: 3366416567
E-mail address: don.campbell@guilford-es.com
Brief Description: CERT classes will only be held for neighborhood or business groups. All prospective neighborhood organizations or groups that desire training must have a minimum of 12 individuals sixteen years of age or older. No person registered as a sex offender will be allowed to participate in the training or function in any capacity in a CERT organization in Guilford County. Those not affiliated with a neighborhood group will be admitted to classes on based on avaibility in already scheduled classes.


Name of Program: Perquimans Deep Creek Shores CERT
Point of Contact: Jim McKeever
Phone Number: 2522642366
E-mail address: jpmckeever@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Perquimans Deep Creek Shores CERT provides support to the local rural community.


Name of Program: Hickory CERT
Point of Contact: Terri Byers
Phone Number: 8283237521
E-mail address: tbyers@hickorync.gov


Name of Program: Woodlake CERT
Point of Contact: Joseph Congelosi
Phone Number: 9102457547
E-mail address: congelosij@embarqmail.com


Name of Program: Pasquotank-Camden CERT
Point of Contact: Christy Saunders
Phone Number: 2523354444
E-mail address: saundersc@co.pasquotank.nc.us
Brief Description: Pasquotank-Camden CERT members are being trained to work in the EOC, at the County Receiving and Distribution Point and for POD operations.


Name of Program: Cumberland County CERT
Point of Contact: Marlin Scott
Phone Number: 9103099995
E-mail address: tanzabug@aol.com
Website address: https://www.certnc.org
Brief Description: This CERT program meets twice monthly at local fire departments or County Emergency Services. Members help local police departments with searches and provide manpower support and traffic control at community events. The program collaborates with American Red Cross, local fire departments and County Emergency Management. Since it started in February 2009, Cumberland County CERT program has grown to six teams and is presently working on forming additional teams to better cover the county.


Name of Program: Town of White Lake
Point of Contact: Dale Brennan
Phone Number: 9108624800
E-mail address: dbrennan@whitelakenc.org


Name of Program: Clayton Community CERT
Point of Contact: Halbert Barbee
Phone Number: 9195331520
E-mail address: lbarbee@townofclaytonnc.org


Name of Program: Caldwell County EM CERT Program
Point of Contact: Kenneth Teague
Phone Number: 8287571124
E-mail address: kteague@caldwellcountync.org
Website address: http://caldwellcountycert.com
Brief Description: We hope to be able to support our communinty and neighborhood in an event of disaster. We have a goal of having two new Cert Groups this year.


Name of Program: Moore County CERT
Point of Contact: Scot Brooks
Phone Number: 9109476317
E-mail address: sbrooks@moorecountync.gov
Brief Description: Moore County Emergency Management, a division of Moore County Public Safety manages all CERT programs for the County of Moore, North Carolina. We have several very active CERT agencies and we are always looking for additional opportunities to partner with the public in this very beneficial program.


Name of Program: Marion Police Department CERT
Point of Contact: Gaye Noblitt
Phone Number: 8286525205
E-mail address: gnoblitt@marionpd.org


Name of Program: NCCU Campus CERT Team
Point of Contact: Bob McLaughlin
Phone Number: 9195305325
E-mail address: rmclaug7@nccu.edu
Brief Description: The NCCU Campus CERT Committee is committed to the training curriculum, preparing students to respond to natural & man-made disasters effecting our campus & neighboring communities. An awareness campaign, educating students about CERT & the impact trained student have in the community will begin August 2012. The first CERT-Community Emergency Response Team Course (G317) is tentatively scheduled for October 6, 2012. Supplementary trainings will convene on Saturdays & conclude November 2012.


Name of Program: Apex CERT
Point of Contact: Michael Beasley
Phone Number: 9193624001
E-mail address: mike.beasley@apexnc.org


Name of Program: Forysth CERT
Point of Contact: Michelle Brock
Phone Number: 3366616440
E-mail address: michelleb@cityofwsfire.org
Website address: http://www.readyforsyth.org/
Brief Description: Forsyth CERT is committed to providing emergency assistance to our county before, during and after a disaster.


Name of Program: Atlantic Life Safety CERT
Point of Contact: Andrew McLean
Phone Number: 9105851013
E-mail address: agmclean81@gmail.com
Website address: http://atlanticlifesafety.org


Name of Program: Randolph County CERT
Point of Contact: Jared Byrd
Phone Number: 3363186913
E-mail address: jkbyrd@co.randolph.nc.us
Brief Description: If you are from Randolph County and have a group of 10-15 people that would like to participate in the Basic CERT training program, please let us know.


Name of Program: Buncombe County CERT
Point of Contact: Angela Ledford
Phone Number: 8282506605
E-mail address: angela.ledford@buncombecounty.org


Name of Program: Caswell County CERT
Point of Contact: Barry Lynch
Phone Number: 3366945177
E-mail address: blynch@caswellcountync.gov
Brief Description: Our program is in the deployment phase. We plan to run our CERT program as part of a Boy Scout Explorer program. We are planning on having a team that is able to respond to all areas of the county since we are a very rural county. I also want to train CERT members in different areas of Emergency Management and disaster preparedness. As a long term goal I want the members of Explorer Post to learn some addition rescue experience like search, water rescue and EOC operations.


Name of Program: Onslow County C.E.R.T
Point of Contact: Andrew Jaspers
Phone Number: 9103474270
E-mail address: emergencyservices@onslowcountync.gov
Website address: http://onslowcountync.gov/emergencyservices/AboutUsNews.aspx


Name of Program: Pender County CERT
Point of Contact: Charles Collins
Phone Number: 9102591210
E-mail address: tcollins@pendercountync.gov
Brief Description: To support emergency services in Pender County before, during and after an incident or event.


Name of Program: River Bend CERT
Point of Contact: Gary Novak
Phone Number: 2526262932
E-mail address: gary.novak@hotmail.com


Name of Program: KENLY SEARCH TEAM AKA KST
Point of Contact: JOSH GIBSON
Phone Number: 9192842117
E-mail address: robocops828@yahoo.com


Name of Program: Bunn Rescue Community Emegency Response Team
Point of Contact: Terry Strickland
Phone Number: 9194965606
E-mail address: strickland@bunnrescue.com


Name of Program: Lake Royale CERT
Point of Contact: Richard Tafe
Phone Number: 2524783211
E-mail address: lakelady1238@embarqmail.com
Brief Description: The goals of the LR CERT team are to provide assistance to our neighbors in all emergencies, traffic control when needed, to notify community in times of threats and tornadoes using CERT siren, working closely with the LR police, Bunn Rescue and FC EMS Training is conducted on the first Saturday of each month at the LR clubhouse at 9 am and many Tuesday evenings at Bunn Rescue at 7 pm. We test our emergency siren at 10:30 am on the first Saturday of each month.


Name of Program: Warren County CERT
Point of Contact: Doug Young,CEM
Phone Number: 2522571191
E-mail address: dyoung@co.warren.nc.us


Name of Program: ECERT
Point of Contact: Alva Sizemore
Phone Number: 3362271365
E-mail address: alva.sizemore@alamance-nc.com


Name of Program: Shalom International Church CERT
Point of Contact: Charles Sims
Phone Number: 7574411912
E-mail address: charles.sims@norfolk.gov
Brief Description: Shalom International Church serves the communities of Edenton NC, along with Chowan County. The CERT engages in preparedness and preparation educational and response activities in support of County Emergency Management.


Name of Program: Burke County REACT CERT
Point of Contact: Terry Houston
Phone Number: 8284133385
E-mail address: bcreact@hci.net


Name of Program: Cary Academy
Point of Contact: Robin Edelstein
Phone Number: 9196078957
E-mail address: Nupur_Khadilkar@caryacademy.org
Brief Description: Our CERT program is designed to teach them to help themselves, their families and their school in the event of a disaster. The program covers the areas of fire safety and basic fire combating techniques; recognizing injuries and basic first aid, CPR, basic team building and emergency communications systems. We attend drills held by CARY Cert. A small group also attended the 2012 RDU Airport Sky Drill.


Name of Program: Piedmont Community College CERT
Point of Contact: Justin Long
Phone Number: 3365991181
E-mail address: justin.long@piedmontcc.edu
Brief Description: The PCC Campus-CERT is a newly formed program serving the higher educational facilities in Roxboro and Yanceyville. The goal of PCC CERT is to prepare college employees to respond to natural & man-made disasters affecting our campuses until local emergency services arrive. PCC works with Person & Caswell County emergency services to ensure a safe learning environment for all students and members of the community.


Name of Program: NCSOG - NORTH CAROLINA SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP
Point of Contact: ROBERT JOPEK
Phone Number: 9196312299
E-mail address: hq@ncsog.us
Website address: https://www.ncsog.us
Brief Description: The NCSOG has 2 CERT certified trainers and has been conducting training in rough terrain emergency transport, first aid, SAR - search and rescue and ERT - emergency response teams. We conduct training at our HQ or at the Kenly PD training room. We specialize and are ready for: Rough terrain transport. Mobile first aid station. Debris clearing. Search and rescue. Our 3 teams are mission adaptable to any need of a community or agency.


Name of Program: Hatteras Island CERT
Point of Contact: Kenny Brite
Phone Number: 2529960432
E-mail address: cert_hi_coordinator@yahoo.com