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Carteret County CERT

Carteret County Emergency Management
Date last updated: Sep 23, 2015

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: February 2000

Geographic Area: CARTERET (County)

Point of Contact:
Ben Barnett
Fire Marshal
Carteret County Emergency Management
303 Courthouse Square
Beaufort, NC 28516

(252) 728-8472
(252) 728-8459


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: 12

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 60

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

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:

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Basic first aid

  • Shelter operations/management

  • Additional Search & Rescue


CERT in Action


Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:3

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

  • Hurricane / Coastal storm

  • Missing person search

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

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

  • Basic search and rescue

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Do not know

Additional CERT Program Information