Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Oklahoma CERT's



Name of Program: Newcaslte, Oklahoma CERT Team
Geographic Area: McClain County, Newcastle
Point of Contact: Jon G Tankersley
Title: Paramedic
Phone Number: (405) 387-3105
E-mail address: jontank@pldi.net
Brief Description: Serve and protect the City of Newcastle and its neighborhoods.


Name of Program: McIntosh County CERT Program
Geographic Area: McIntosh County
Point of Contact: Trottier Harry
Phone Number: (918) 689-3441
E-mail address: harry@lakewebs.net
Brief Description: One team now with more coming soon.


Name of Program: FT. Gibson CERT Team
Geographic Area: Muskogee County
Point of Contact: Eugene Blankenship
Phone Number: (918) 682-2551
E-mail address: mccd2005@intellex.com
Website address: http://www.muskogeecountyemergencymanagement.com
Brief Description: This is the 5th CERT Team for Muskogee County and will not only help FT. Gibson become a better prepared community but will help Muskogee County and Oklahoma with any disaster response.


Name of Program: Muskogee Public Schools CERT
Geographic Area: Muskogee County
Point of Contact: Eugene Blankenship
Phone Number: (918) 682-2551
E-mail address: mccd2005@intellex.com
Website address: http://www.muskogeecountyemergencymanagement.com
Brief Description: See our website for more information on becoming part of the MCEM Team.


Name of Program: Washington County Emergency Management Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: N.E. Oklahoma
Point of Contact: Kary Cox
Phone Number: (918) 331-2710
E-mail address: wcema@onenet.net
Website address: http://www.onenet.net/~wcema
Brief Description: 45 member team that has completed 50+ hours of training that included: Traffic Control, Damage Assessment, Advance SkyWarn Spotter Training, Lifeflight Ground School, in addition to the traditional CERT curriculum. Members must complete a minimum of 10 CEU's yearly plus keep current CPR and medical certification (first aid, first responder, etc.). Additional training is being planned that includes wilderness search and rescue and other more advanced training. Team members also assist in teaching citizen groups the traditional CERT program. The team has been very active in the first year of existence by assisting with several lost person incidents, providing first aid stations and traffic control at community events, and damage assessment in the aftermath of severe weather events.


Name of Program: Bartlesville Wal-Mart Administration MERT
Geographic Area: N.E. Oklahoma (Green Country)
Point of Contact: Washington County EOC
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (918) 331-2710
E-mail address: stormwarning@cableone.net
Brief Description: A 20 member team that completed CERT Training on June 10, 2002 and are all part of the Wal-Mart Administration Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT). By completing the CERT program the participants hope to further their response capabilities and to have the opportunity to benefit the community on a individual basis by becoming a part of the community based CERT teams already in place in Bartlesville, Oklahoma


Name of Program: Oklahoma City Citizens Response Team
Geographic Area: Oklahoma City
Point of Contact: Ronnie Warren
Phone Number: (405) 297-1786
E-mail address: ronnie.warren@okc.gov


Name of Program: Norman Emergency Managment
Geographic Area: Cleveland County
Point of Contact: David Grizzle
Phone Number: (405) 292-9780
E-mail address: david.grizzle@ci.norman.ok.us
Website address: http://www.ci.norman.ok.us
Brief Description: Goal is to organize neighborhood groups and support the Emergency Management of the City. After community responsibilities are identifed, city facilities will be assigned as area of responsiblity. Supplementing public safety when possible.


Name of Program: Comanche County CERT
Geographic Area: Comanche County, Lawton
Point of Contact: Chuck Jones
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (580) 355-0535
E-mail address: cce911@sbcglobal.net
Brief Description: Comanche County was first county in SW Oklahoma with CERT program. Was established here in Jan 03. Currently have over 100 members to include 32 trainers


Name of Program: CUSTER COUNTY CERT
Geographic Area: CUSTER COUNTY
Point of Contact: Michael Galloway
Phone Number: (580) 323-4105
E-mail address: custer_em@hotmail.com
Brief Description: We have had two Train-the Trainer courses. We used the local technology training center. We now have 28 trainers for Custer County. The trainers are paramedics, fire service trainers, county assessor employees, county treasurer employee,police shift commanders,emergency managers from the six towns in the county and two water plant employees.


Name of Program: Dewey County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Dewey County
Point of Contact: Taunia Bozarth
Phone Number: (580) 328-5580
E-mail address: dcem@talogatv.com
Brief Description: Dewey County has three CERT members who have gone through the Train the Trainer course. Future plans: going into each community in Dewey County and developing CERT Teams.


Name of Program: City of Altus Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Jackson County, Altus
Point of Contact: Dwight Dennis
Phone Number: (580) 482-8333
E-mail address: altus@onenet.net


Name of Program: Jones Community Emergency Resonse Team
Geographic Area: Jones
Point of Contact: Mark Hill
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (405) 399-4722
E-mail address: ema@jonesok.gov
Website address: http://www.jonesok.net/CERT.html
Brief Description: The Jones Community Emergency Response Team consists of 18 members who completed CERT training in November, 2000. The members have used the training numerous times the past few years including the May 8 & 9th tornadoes in central Oklahoma that effected our town and areas close to us. Additional training for new members is on going and newly trained members will be joining our team very soon.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: LeFlore County
Point of Contact: jim conley
Phone Number: (918) 649-0530
E-mail address: jimconley@mail.com
Brief Description: WE WILL BE HAVE OUR FIRST METTING ON SEPT. 10th.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Lincolnn County, Chandler
Point of Contact: Ben Springfield
Phone Number: (405) 259-1285
E-mail address: ben@12feet.com
Brief Description: Twelve menber Community Emergency Response Team.


Name of Program: Mayes County CERT
Geographic Area: Mayes
Point of Contact: Lloyd Colston
Title: director
Phone Number: (918) 825-6514
E-mail address: lloyd@colston.com
Website address: http://www.mayescem.us
Brief Description: County CERT program is part of the Mayes County Citizen Corp Council.


Name of Program: Shawnee/Pottawatomie County CERT
Geographic Area: Pottawatomie County, Shawnee
Point of Contact: Donald D Lynch
Phone Number: (405) 878-1678
E-mail address: dlynch@shawneeok.org
Brief Description: We now have 50 members on our CERT. We are in the process of trainning everyone in NIMS. We just finished a week long exercise at the International Youth Finals Rodeo in Shawnee. Twelve of our members have secured their Amateure Radio License. We will have our fourth CERT class in September.


Name of Program: Stephens County CERT Team
Geographic Area: Stephens County
Point of Contact: Gary Ball
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (580) 255-4951
E-mail address: stcoem@texhoma.net
Brief Description: Our goal at Stephens County Emergency Operations is to establish well trained CERT teams thoughout the county, so that when a disaster strikes we will have teams in place at or near each community to provide the necessary support. Thiry seven (37) individuals trained to date.


Name of Program: Tulsa Metropolitan Area CERT
Geographic Area: Tulsa County, City of Tulsa
Point of Contact: Ron Van Voorhis
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (918) 596-9405
E-mail address: rvanvoorhis@ci.tulsa.ok.us
Website address: http://www.tulsapartners.org
Brief Description: Tulsa was awarded a grant for "CERT Goes to School". By April 2005, we will have over 1,000 team members in our local schools. We plan on having over 250 instructors who are challenged to take CERT to their neighborhoods.


Name of Program: Glenpool CERT
Geographic Area: Tulsa County, Glenpool
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (918) 607-2442
E-mail address: trini.barbee@cox.net


Name of Program: Washington County DHS CERT
Geographic Area: Washington County, Bartlesville
Point of Contact: Kary Cox
Phone Number: (918) 331-2710
E-mail address: wcema@onenet.net
Brief Description: The Department of Human Services is using the CERT program to provide additional training and knowledge for its employees while also providing additional trained CERT members for the community. The first class completed training in July 2005 and a second class will begin sometime in the fall of 2005. We hope to have over 30 CERT trained employees once all training is completed.


Name of Program: Red Cross CERT
Geographic Area: Washington County
Point of Contact: Kary Cox
Phone Number: (918) 331-2710
E-mail address: wcema@onenet.net
Website address: http://wcema-ok.us
Brief Description: Members of the Red Cross Disaster Team completed the training as a supplement to the regular disaster team training in order to be able to work directly with the growing number of CERT's in the community.


Name of Program: Town of Mooreland
Geographic Area: Woodward County, Mooreland
Point of Contact: Jim Hand
Phone Number: (580) 994-6118
E-mail address: nw5ok@pldi.net


Name of Program: Bacone College CERT Team
Geographic Area: Bacone College CERT Team
Point of Contact: Eugene Blankenship
Phone Number: (918) 682-2551
E-mail address: mccd2005@intellex.com
Website address: http://www.muskogeecountyemergencymanagement.com
Brief Description: Our goal at MCEM is to establish well trained CERT Teams throughout the County, so that when a disaster strikes we will have a number of individuals in place to cover the respected areas of need.


Name of Program: Geary/Bridgeport Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Blaine County, Geary
Point of Contact: DaWayne Janzen/Mayor
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (405) 884-5466
E-mail address: gearymayor@pldi.net
Brief Description: The Geary/Bridgeport Community Emergency Response Team consists of 15 members including Mayor's from both cities, who completed training in 2004. Our communities are collaborating so that we might better serve our communities, and our emergency services in time of a disaster.


Name of Program: Canadian County Southwest
Geographic Area: Canadian County, southwest Canadian County; northeast Caddo County
Point of Contact: Judy Soos
Phone Number: (405) 721-0612
E-mail address: ParaSoos@swbell.net
Brief Description: This CERT group provides response to an area of approximately 200 square miles located in the southwest corner of Canadian County and the northeast borders of Caddo County. This group responds in conjunction with the Cedar Lake Fire/EMS/Rescue as well as the Canadian County Sheriff's Office.


Name of Program: Yukon Police Department
Geographic Area: Canadian County, Yukon
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (405) 354-1551
E-mail address: yukoncertteam@aol.com
Brief Description: The Yukon CERT Team Members are made up of the Police and Fire Alumni. Both Department members attend the Police and Fire Citizens Academy. Our first Class of 22 members has graduated May 21, 2005 with the assistance of our trainers from Canadian Valley Vo- Tech.


Name of Program: Choctaw County Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Choctaw County, S.E. Oklahoma
Point of Contact: Martina Pulliam
Phone Number: (580) 326-9535
E-mail address: martina@mail.okem.us
Brief Description: Choctaw County Emergency Response Team which has 12 team members has just completed training on May 5, 2003. And is planning to take on some more training during the summer months in CPR & First Aid, Storm Spotting. They hope to benefit Emergency Management in storm spotting and the people in their communities. We will assist in other community activities such as the County Fair etc. Great Jobs Team!


Name of Program: RSVP CERT
Geographic Area: City of Ponca City
Point of Contact: Paula K Cain
Title: Director EM
Phone Number: (580) 767-0380
E-mail address: cainpk@poncacityok.com
Brief Description: Retired seniors learning personal preparedness.


Name of Program: PCPD CERT
Geographic Area: City of Ponca City
Point of Contact: Paula K Cain
Title: Director EM
Phone Number: (580) 767-0380
E-mail address: cainpk@poncacityok.com
Brief Description: Civilian employees of Ponca City Police Department.


Name of Program: Hampton Heights CERT
Geographic Area: City of Ponca City
Point of Contact: Paula K Cain
Title: Director EM
Phone Number: (580) 767-0380
E-mail address: cainpk@poncacityok.com
Brief Description: Neighborhood Watch group.


Name of Program: Helping Hands of Ft. Towson
Geographic Area: Fort Towson
Point of Contact: Athelta Hopkins
Title: Emergency Manager
Phone Number: (580) 873-9243
E-mail address: athelta@aol.com
Brief Description: To be able to assist our community in times of emergency and to help our neighbors and do what is needed, and to come together to help each other.


Name of Program: City of Midwest City CERT
Geographic Area: Oklahoma county, Midwest City including Eastern Oklahoma County
Point of Contact: Gerald Pettengill
Title: CERT Coordinator
Phone Number: (405) 737-1804
E-mail address: gpettengill@midwestcityok.org
Brief Description: Our team is administerd by the Office of Emergency Management for the City of Midwest City. Our goal is to train up, equip and be able to utilize a team in the event of an event or disaster.


Name of Program: Stillwater CERT
Geographic Area: Payne County
Point of Contact: Kirk Mittelstet
Phone Number: (405) 742-8380
E-mail address: seccdir@stillwater.org
Brief Description: Training the citizens of Payne County as well as Oklahoma State University students, we strive to help the community become aware of what potential disasters can happen locally as well as what to do in a variety of other emergencys. CERT volunteers are also given the opportunity to help the community by working in conjuction with the Stillwater Emergency Coordination and Communication Center as well as the Stillwater Police Department for special events.