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Warren County, Ohio

MREs Understanding, Evaluating and Purchasing
Become a Helpful Responder - Not a Helpless Bystander
Best Practices for Talking over Two-Way Radio
Warren County EMA
Warren County Amateur Radio Association
Ohio Responds Volunteer Registry
CERT Resources
from Ready.gov
Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador
CERT - Ohio Programs
Donate Responsibly, How to Help Disaster Victims

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.

4th Tuesday, 7:00 PM, Each meeting location will be announced by email.

Location will alternate between 

1. 520 Justice Drive, Lebanon, Ohio 45036 (Lower level)  Map and
2. Mason Fire Station 51, 4420 Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040, Map Here




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President ............................ Gayle DeBord KD8WXS
Vice President .................... Tom Schauf KD8WXQ
Public Information Officer Patrick Palmer KM1WTF
Liaison ................................ Dave Astles  
Safety Officer Tim Mullis KD8USR
Treasurer ........................... Karl DeBord KD8WXT
Website Lee Hite K8CLI

District Plan

Warren County Townships

CERT Districts:
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 Curriculum  200K, PDF

FEMA Emergency Management Institute Training Independent Study Program


Ohio Department of Public Safety Training


MREs Understanding, Evaluating and Purchasing

Become a Helpful ResponderNot a Helpless Bystander

Best Practices Evidence Discovery and Protection

Noticeable Colors  by Bob Wiseman

Wilderness Search Flagging Procedures  by Bob Wiseman

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

Our Purpose:

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
Web address: wcohcert.org/

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 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 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. If you have supplies or questions, please contact our treasurer Karl DeBord. Use the PayPal donate button above. Treasurer: Karl DeBord  (513) 398-8116

Thank You!

Newsletters (Quarterly)

July 2018 (Summer)

April 2018 (Spring)

January 2018 (Winter)  

Communications Plan

Best Practices for Talking over Two-Way Radio
How to increase the accuracy of verbal communications when using two-way radios.

How to Program a Two-Way Radio
Using a *.csv file with the CHIRP Program

How to setup cross-band for TTY TH-9800

CERT Band Plan - Warren County and Mason OH PDF

                                         CERT Band Plan - Warren County and Mason OH .csv 

Net control preamble for event or emergency operations

2M- 70CM 300 Ohm Ladder Line (Twin lead) J-Pole emergency antenna

Technician Practice Exams (Ham Radio), What is Ham Radio?, Warren County ARA Band Plan

Warren County Repeaters, Hamilton County Repeaters, Clermont County Repeaters, SW Ohio Repeaters



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.



 520 Justice Drive, (Lower level)
Lebanon, Ohio 45036
Warren County, Ohio