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Lowell CERT

Lowell Fire Department
Date last updated: Nov 22, 2014

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: January 2005

Geographic Area: LOWELL (Local) (01850, 01851, 01852, 01853, 01854)

Point of Contact:
George Rose
Deputy Director, Emergency Management
Lowell Fire Department
99 Moody Street
JFK Civic Center
Lowell, MA 01852

(978) 674-1220
(978) 459-5558


On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 2 times a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 15

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 150

Local CERT Programs offer training to the general public and/or to particular groups in the community. This CERT Program holds classes for the following groups:

  • General public / Open classes

  • Specific neighborhood groups

  • Teens / Youth

Language(s) in which the program conducts CERT training:

  • English

Supplemental Training

Does this program offer or require supplemental training in addition to the CERT Basic Training Course? Yes

Supplemental training conducted, recommended, and/or required for CERT members:

  • IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Basic first aid


Exercises for emergency services personnel in which CERT members participated: Do not know

CERT in Action


Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:2

Types of emergencies/disasters to which the CERTs have responded:

  • Flood

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Residential / Neighborhood checks

  • Medical intervention (triage or treatment)

  • Evacuation of individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs

  • Animal evacuation or shelter

  • Sandbagging

  • Staffing shelters

  • Other - Public Relations At Large Events

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Support for public safety at community events

Additional CERT Program Information