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Trent Woods CERT

Trent Woods Police Department
Date last updated: Sep 23, 2015

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: April 2003

Geographic Area: NEW BERN (Local) (28560)

Point of Contact:
Etta Lucas
CERT Director
Trent Woods CERT
912 Country Club Drive
Trent Woods, NC 28562

(252) 637-9810


On average, this CERT Program conducts the CERT Basic Training Course 1 time a year.

Number of CERT classes that have graduated since the program started: 4

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 25

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

  • Government groups

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-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)

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

  • IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction

  • Additional damage assessment

  • Basic first aid

  • Additional Incident Command System (ICS)


A total of 10 CERTs have participated in 2 exercises.

CERT in Action


Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:7

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

  • Flood

  • Hurricane / Coastal storm

  • Severe thunderstorm

  • Winter storm

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Residential / Neighborhood checks

  • Debris removal

  • Traffic management / Crowd management

  • Initial damage assessment

  • Staffing Emergency Operating Center

Non-Emergency Functions

Non-emergency functions performed by CERT members:

  • Conducting or supporting threat/hazard assessments

  • Mitigation activities (including home safety/prevention assistance, such as winterizing homes, installing smoke detectors, etc.)

  • Conduct and support emergency preparedness efforts and projects, including sharing information with the public about protective actions and encouraging them to practice

  • Support emergency planning, exercises, and drills in the community, including for neighborhoods, schools, and businesses

  • Support for public safety at community events

  • Public health

Additional CERT Program Information