Welcome to City of Mason Ohio - 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.

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.

New Meeting Night,
Location and Time
3rd Wednesday 
 7:00 PM
Fire Station 51
4420 Mason Montgomery Rd, Mason, OH 45040

Meeting Nights - 2018
March 21st
April 18th
May 16th
June 20th
July 18th
August 15th
September 19th
October 17th
November 21st
December 19th
NWS Weather Spotter Training Schedule (2018) Greater Cincinnati Area

Mason CERT Calendar

Regional Activities

Warren County C.E.R.T.
Monthly Meetings, 4th Tuesday
6:30 PM
520 Justice Drive, Lebanon, OH

Ohio Response Volunteer Registry

VRC Training
IS-244.B Developing and Managing Volunteers
IS-288.a Role of Voluntary Organization