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North Royalton Community Emergency Response Team

About CERT

The North Royalton Community Emergency Response Team is a group of trained volunteers from the community, acting as a supplement to the safety forces in the event of a emergency or disaster. There are currently about 140 volunteers. Exercises have included: search and rescue operations, setting up and running inoculation points of distribution (PODs), communication drills, evacuations, and a chemical plant explosion.

General Information

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.