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Welcome To Training

CERT Basic Training Course
Monday, December 11th – Wednesday Dec 13th
Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation
8650 Governor’s Hill Dr.
Suite 400
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
To Register email Benjamin.H.1@bwc.state.oh.us
Directions to Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation


>Invitation to Join the Team<

You are cordially invited to join the Warren County Community Emergency Response Team. Attend as an individual or get a group from the neighborhood, your church, club or workplace and train as a team.

We learn to help our self and our community in times of an emergency or disaster when professional responders are not immediately available.

Our program educates you about disaster preparedness for hazards that may affect the area. We train you 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, you  and other CERT members can assist your neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders may be delayed. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Online application HERE      Download hard copy application HERE

4th Tuesday (unless otherwise noted) 6:30 PM
520 Justice Drive, Lebanon Ohio 45036 (Lower level)  Map

November 28, 2017
December 18 , 2017      Note: This is the 3rd Tuesday, not the 4th
January 23, 2018
February 27
March 27
April 24
May 22
June 26
July 24
August 28
September 25
October 23
November 27
December 17     Note: This is the 3rd Tuesday, not the 4th

Meeting Location
520 Justice Drive, Lebanon Ohio 45036  Map 

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President ............................ Curtis Helton  
Vice President .................... Tom Schauf KD8WXQ
Public Information Officer .. Patrick Palmer KM1WTF
Liaison ................................ Dave Astles  
Treasurer ........................... Karl DeBord KD8WXT
Logistics ............................ Lee Hite K8CLI
Website ............................. Lee Hite  

District Plan

District 1 / Team 1: Lebanon area
District 2 / Team 2: Waynesville area
District 3 / Team 3: Mason area
District 4 / Team 4: Morrow area

Training Schedule

Warren County CERT Training and  Events  200K, PDF

Warren County CERT Training Curriculum  200K, PDF

FEMA Emergency Management Institute Training Independent Study Program


Ohio Department of Public Safety Training

Typical training includes:

  • Disaster Preparedness: Addresses hazards specific to the community. Materials cover actions that participants and their families take before, during and after a disaster as well as an overview of CERT and local laws governing volunteers.
  • Fire Suppression: Covers fire chemistry, hazardous materials, fire hazards and fire suppression strategies. However, the thrust of this session is the safe use of fire extinguishers, controlling utilities and extinguishing a small fire.
  • Medical Operations Part I: Participants practice diagnosing and treating airway obstruction, bleeding and shock by using simple triage and rapid treatment techniques.
  • Medical Operations Part II: Covers evaluating patients by doing a head to toe assessment, establishing a medical treatment area and performing basic first aid.
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations: Participants learn about search and rescue planning, size-up, search techniques, rescue techniques and rescuer safety.
  • Psychology and Team Organization: Covers signs and symptoms that might be experienced by the disaster victim and workers, and addresses CERT organization and management.
  • Course Review and Disaster Simulation: Participants review and practice the skills that they have learned during the previous six sessions in a disaster activity.

During each session participants are required to bring safety equipment (gloves, goggles, mask) and disaster supplies (bandages, flashlight, dressings) which will be used during the session. By doing this for each session, participants are building a disaster response kit of items that they will need during a disaster.

About Us Nonprofit 501(C)(3) Community Emergency Response Team

Our Purpose:

A) To assist State, County and Local Emergency Services in any and all emergencies. The Organization will only respond to an emergency when requested by an authorized representative of Emergency Service.

B) To train, educate, and inform the public regarding Emergency Preparedness. The Organization has been established exclusively for charitable purposes under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Employer identification number (EIN): 81-5396727
520 Justice Dr. , Lebanon, Ohio 45036, Warren County, Ohio, United States
Phone:  Karl DeBord - Treasurer: (513) 398-8116
Web address: wcohcert.org/

The CERT concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs.

Since 1993 when this training was made available nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico have conducted CERT training. FEMA supports CERT by conducting or sponsoring Train-the-Trainer and Program Manager courses for members of the fire, medical and emergency management community.

Donations Accepted   Nonprofit  501(C)(3)  (EIN): 81-5396727

We greatly appreciate your donation of money, equipment, or supplies. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


We are in constant need of support from the community. If you wish to make a donation to our program; training and call-out supplies are always in constant need. Use the PayPal donate button above or contact  our Treasurer Karl DeBord  for details. (513) 398-8116

Thank You!

Ham Radio Band Plans and SW Ohio Repeaters


WC CERT Band Plan

Warren County ARA Band Plan Warren County Repeaters

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Volunteer Reception Center




VRC Documentation

     Contents of zip files listed below, PDF

     VRC Forms Zip, PDF, 2 Meg

     VRC Job Descriptions Zip, PDF, 3 Meg

     VRC Signage Zip, PDF, 6 Meg

     VRC Exercise Report, Clermont County, Ohio 2006-2007, PDF, 4.3 Meg

A Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) is an operation in which spontaneous, unaffiliated disaster volunteers are registered and referred to local agencies to assist with relief efforts. At the VRC, volunteers will:

1. Complete a registration form and sign a general release of liability statement
2. Accept a referral to an organization needing their services (Referral includes a description of their duties and complete address and contact information for the agency to which they have been referred)
3. Receive a form of identification approved by local officials
4. Participate in a safety briefing
5. Agree in writing to follow all safety instructions and directions from supervisors at their work sites.




 Tri-State Disaster Volunteer Network

This directory works to facilitating better networking among Tri-State disaster volunteer organizations before, during and after an emergency.

The directory contains self-supporting technical response, disaster assistance organizations in the Tri-State area of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.

Typical groups are CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), Search and Rescue, Mounted Search and Rescue, K-9 Search and Rescue, ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service), Medical Reserve Corps, Animal Emergency Response Teams and Special Response Units.

Groups are deployed at the request of FEMA, Fire and EMS departments, law enforcement, emergency operations centers or emergency management operations, or other local, state or federal government agencies.

If your organization is not in the directory, send us your listing: Email 

We need:

1. Organization Name
2. Purpose
3. City, County, State
4. Primary contact, phone, email
5. Secondary contact, phone, email
6. Website

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Warren County, Ohio –  C.E.R.T.   520 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036