This page contains information on the CERT program of Douglas County, Kansas.
CERT Flyer (PDF format)
This document contains a flyer for the Emergency Management's CERT program.
CERT Registration Form
This page contains the CERT registration form for Douglas County, Kansas.
Volunteer Requirements for CERT Membership
- Participation in 50% of service group activations
- Attendance at 50% of service group meetings/trainings
- Mandatory Trainings:
- Volunteer Policies and Procedures Training
- Radio Etiquette Training
- Weather 101
- Participation in one hands-on class (fire safety, medical operations 1, medical operations 2, search and rescue, or scenario) during each CERT session offered (Spring and Fall)
Volunteers are also encouraged to participate in special events and/or additional trainings sponsored or offered by DCEM.
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|Douglas County Emergency Management CERT Member Training Schedule|
|July 25, 2014||7:00 p.m.||TBA|
|July 31, 2014||Online||Policies and Procedures|
|August, 2014||TBA||NWS Trip|
|TBD||TBA||CERT Class (pending enough interest)|
|September 28, 2014||9:00 a.m.||Douglas County Preparedness Fair|
|December, 2014||7:00 p.m.||End of the Year Meeting|
* Participants must attend the entire weekend to receive a certificate suitable for framing!
Please Note: Mandatory Meetings in bold. Schedule is subject to change.
*All CERT meetings, unless otherwise stated, will be held at:
- Judicial and Law Enforcement Center, 2nd floor
- Douglas County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
- 111 East 11th Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044
The training program that LAFD initiated makes good sense and furthers the process of citizens understanding their responsibility in preparing for disaster. It also increases their ability to safely help themselves, their family and their neighbors. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the importance of preparing citizens. The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and the National Fire Academy adopted and expanded the CERT materials believing them applicable to all hazards.
The CERT course will benefit any citizen who takes it. This individual will be better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster. Additionally, if a community wants to supplement its response capability after a disaster, civilians can be recruited and trained as neighborhood, business, and government teams that, in essence, will be auxiliary responders. These groups can provide immediate assistance to victims in their area, organize spontaneous volunteers who have not had the training, and collect disaster intelligence that will assist professional responders with prioritization and allocation of resources following a disaster. Since 1993 when this training was made available nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 States and Puerto Rico have conducted CERT training.
To request additional information or to enroll, contact:
Douglas County Emergency Management 111 E. 11th Street Lawrence, KS 66044 Phone: (785) 832-5260 Fax: (785) 832-5101