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
With their support, our CERT team played an integral
role in Warren County’s response to Covid-19, including:
A local distillery had converted to manufacturing and
bottling hand sanitizer. CERT members volunteered at
distillery to assemble “Restart Kits” consisting of hand
sanitizer, surface cleaner, and masks.
• CERT members delivered more than 500 of these kits to
small businesses throughout Warren Co.
• CERT subscribed to ‘ZOOM Meetings’ allowing the Team
to meet virtually and offer training while Pandemic
restrictions were in place.
• During his visit to Warren County EMA (6-18-20),
Congressman Steve Chabot was briefed by a CERT
representative on current activities related to Covid-19
• When vaccines became available, CERT members
volunteered at Warren County Health Department’s call
center to aid residents who didn’t have access to
computer or internet.
• CERT members managed parking and directional
activities at Warren County’s mass vaccination site.
• CERT members responded to a mutual aid request to
assist at a mass vaccination site outside of Warren
4th Tuesday, 7:00 PM, Each meeting location will be announced
Location will alternate between
520 Justice Drive,
Lebanon, Ohio 45036 (Lower level)
2. Mason Fire Station 51, 4420 Mason Montgomery Rd,
Mason, OH 45040,
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Emergency Response Team
A) To assist State, County and Local Emergency
Services in an emergency. The organization
will only respond to an emergency when requested by an
authorized representative of Emergency Services.
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
The CERT concept was developed and implemented by the
Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985. The Whittier
Narrows earthquake underscored the area-wide
threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it
confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their
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.
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 equipment and supplies. If
you wish to make a donation to our program; our training
or our call-out supplies, money is the most effective
methos. If you have supplies or questions, please
contact our treasurer Karl DeBord. Use the PayPal donate
button above. Treasurer:
Karl DeBord (513) 398-8116
A Volunteer Reception Center (VRC) is an operation in
which spontaneous, unaffiliated disaster volunteers are
registered and referred to local agencies to assist with
At the VRC, volunteers will:
Complete a registration form and sign a general release
of liability statement.
2. Accept a referral to an organization needing their
(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
4. Participate in a safety briefing.
5. Agree in writing to follow all safety instructions
and directions from supervisors at their work sites.