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Civilis Exitus CERT

Cincinnati Fire Department
Date last updated: Feb 8, 2016

General Information

Month and year the CERT Program was started: December 2013

Geographic Area: HAMILTON (County)

Point of Contact:
Leroy Shabazz
Program Coordinator
Cincinnati Fire Department
5324 Winneste Ave.
or 1580 Summit Road (45237)
Cincinnati, OH 45232

(513) 225-0522

CERT Web Site:
Social Media Site:


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: 2

Number of individuals who have completed CERT Basic Training Course since the program started: 32

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

  • Businesses

  • Government groups

  • Faith-based organizations

  • Teens / Youth

  • Colleges / Universities

  • People with disabilities

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-200.a ICS for Single Resources

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

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

  • Amateur radio operation

  • Community relations

  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)

  • Additional damage assessment

  • Basic first aid

  • Mass care

  • Shelter operations/management

  • Additional Search & Rescue


CERT in Action


Number of times the CERTs have responded in actual emergencies:0

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

  • Winter storm

  • Other - Staffed Cold Emergency Shelter

Activities During Emergencies

Activities conducted by CERTs during past emergencies:

  • Staffing shelters

  • Other - Supplied Sleeping Cots

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

  • Crime prevention

  • Terrorism awareness

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