Lake County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Lake County Search & Rescue
200 E Center St
Madison SD 57042
To participate in your local CERT team contact 256-7611 or email@example.com
** CLICK HERE FOR CERT APPLICATION **
Organizations / Businesses that wish to have their own training
program contact - 256-7611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CERT Group Stash Kits Inventory:
- 2 Way Radios
- All Weather Blankets – (2 each)
- Back Board - Spine – (2 each)
- Bandage Bag
- CERT Emergency Forms
- EMT Bag
- Equipment Bag Storage
- Folding Stretchers
- Markers assorted colors
- Neck Wedges – for backboards
- Paper Tablet
- Pens / Pencils
- Spider Straps – for backboards
- Splint Kit
- Spot Light
- Tarp Large – Blue / Silver (2 each)
- Tarp Large – Green
- Triage Tags
- Weather Radio w/ AM-FM Capabilities
CERT Individual Kits Inventory:
- Antiseptic Bio-Hand Cleaner
- Backpack Large Green w/CERT
- Blanket – Rescue Orange/Silver
- Cap Green Twill with
- CERT Operations Forms
- Flashlight w/no batteries – D Cell
- Gloves Cowhide
- Hellmet Plastic Green w/Cert Label
- Jacket, Green with CERT
- Latex Medical powder gloves
- Mask Dust
- Maxam Pliers plus 14 in 1 tool
- Osha 50 First Aid kit
- Paper Tablet
- Pen Ink
- Shears Pro Series Black
- Tape Duct Roll
- Vest Reflective Green with Cert Label
- Vise Grip w/Wire
- Zip Lock Bags
WHAT IS CERT?
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) program that helps educate citizens about
hazards they may face and trains them in lifesaving skills so that
they are better prepared to respond to emergency situations in
their communities. CERT programs assist communities in taking care
of themselves in the aftermath of a major disaster when first responders
are over whelmed or unable to respond.
Community Emergency Response Teams are trained to:
- Conduct an initial size-up in their homes and workplaces.
immediate dangers by turning off utilities, suppressing small
fires, evacuating the area and helping others.
- Provide immediate
assistance to victims in their area.
- Organize spontaneous volunteers
who have not had the CERT training.
- Work with CERT members and
volunteers to work at a command post, staging area, or medical
triage and treatment areas.
- Collect damage information and develop
a plan of operation based on life-saving priorities and available
- Apply their training to situations where CERT members
make a difference.
- Collect disaster intelligence that will assist
professional responders with prioritization and allocation
of resources when they arrive.
WHO CAN HELP
Volunteers (age 16 and older) are being recruited and trained
as neighborhood teams that, in essence, will become auxiliary responders.
In these situations, CERT members may initially be acting on their
own, and their actions can make a difference.
WHO WILL BE EQUIPPED
Emergency Kits will be issued to trained members and additional
kits will be pre-positioned at strategic locations throughout the
county for you to use in the event you are called to serve. Each
kit has a specific use, and you will be trained to use them properly.
WHAT WILL BE TRAINED
CERT Training will prepare volunteers to be prepared to respond
and cope with the aftermath of a disaster. Training is approximately
20 hours in duration and counts towards EMT re-certification.
There is NO cost for the CERT volunteer training, which includes:
- Disaster Preparedness
- Disaster Fire Suppression
- Disaster Medical Operations
- Light Search & Rescue Operations
TARGET LOCATION OF CERT TEAMS
- Lake Development Areas
- Communities of Faith
- Scouting Organizations
- School Staff/Students