Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
What is CERT?
“The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them 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, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.” http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams/
Red Oak Ranch (ROR) CERT
The ROR CERT was trained and established in the Spring 2010. ROR CERT members aim to offer “initial response” assistance, as outlined in the CERT mission statement above, to the ROR community in the period before professional first responders (Fire Dept., EMS, Police) can arrive on the scene, any of which may be delayed for some time following a disaster event such as a tornado or hurricane.
The ROR CERT will coordinate with other CERT’s in the East 1488 area & beyond, as needed.
For further information about ROR Emergency Preparedness, or if you want to learn more about CERT training, please contact us:
ROR EP Facilitator
CERT Training is provided FREE by Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management. Whether or not you wish to become an active member of the ROR CERT, the training is wortwhile - providing essential information for keeping you and your family safe is an emergency. This training could save a life!
If you are interested in participating in the CERT Training, please sign up at (when they contact you, please mention that you live in Red Oak Ranch, within the East 1488 CERT area):
How can I help and how can you help me?
You can help by letting us know what resources & skills you could contribute to an emergency response. Similarly, let us know of any issues you may have to deal with so that we can best help you. Complete the questionnaire below and return it to the Managing Agent.