Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

New Mexico CERT's

Name of Program: Rio Rancho CERT
Geographic Area: Sandoval County
Point of Contact: Kris Axtell
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (505) 891-5856
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Brief Description: First class graduated November 2003; a total of 80 CERT members tained to date. Our current class has 25 students enrolled. Community awareness through Neighborhood Association meetinsg, health fairs sponsored by the county, and City sponsored events. Members support Cultural Enrichment Department parades & events; also, our Senior Smoke Detector Project checks smoke detectors to ensure operability & replaces batteries for senior citizens. Next class set for May 2005 & has 16 enrolled at present.

Name of Program: Santa Fe County LEPC/CCC
Geographic Area: Santa Fe County
Point of Contact: James Leach
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (505) 992-3086
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Brief Description: Just starting our program and we are planning 10 to 12 trainings throughout our county in 2004.

Name of Program: Elephant Butte/Sierra County CERT Team
Geographic Area: Sierra County
Point of Contact: Donna L Sanchez
Title: Citizen Corps Coordinator
Phone Number: (505) 894-5080
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Brief Description: Recruit and train volunteers in Sierra County to do outreach and awareness presentations about preparedness to community members. To assist in events or incidents in outlaying communities where first responders might encounter delays in responding. To be prepared to assist in a disaster situation in Sierra County. Nevada

Name of Program: Albuquerque CERT
Geographic Area: Bernalillo County, Albuquerque
Point of Contact: Brian W Fields
Title: Emergency Management Planner
Phone Number: (505) 833-7248
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Brief Description: The Albuquerque Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has been in the process of standing up since October 2004. Initially the CERT program was going to be hosted by Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). In late summer 2005, the CERT program was revisited by local citizens, through the LEPC chair to once again make an attempt to bring this program to live in the city of Albuquerque. Efforts were made by the Office of Emergency Management and the LEPC to start such a program. In late 2005, the State Citizen Corps representative provided program information, funding requirements and identified direction on which the City of Albuquerque must take to meet funding requirements � thus leading to the establishment of an Albuquerque Citizen Corps Council. The CERT program is moving ahead full throttle. Committees are currently developing goals and milestones, which have been identified in the goal section of this document. CERT Structure and program highlights The CERT, in conjunction with the CCC, has established a training, marketing and planning committee to develop goals and objectives for which to move the CERT program. Through the efforts of these volunteers, the first Albuquerque CERT class will begin in January 2006. Following this class the program will schedule a �Train the Trainer� (TTT) class to incre ase the number of instructors. During the TTT, additional classes will be scheduled. The goal for the first year is to train a minimum of 100 students in various locations throughout the city.

Name of Program: Grant County CERT
Geographic Area: Grant County, Silver City
Point of Contact: James R Marshall
Title: Emergency Manager
Phone Number: (505) 538-0200
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Brief Description: To improve our citizens ability to assist community and selves in response to a disaster or emergency situation.

Name of Program: United States Chaplains Corps,Inc. C.E.R.T. Team
Geographic Area: Otero County, La Luz
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Title: n/a
Phone Number: (505) 443-1531
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Brief Description: United States Chaplains Corps provides Chaplains trained in CERT operations and are fully qualified. The Chaplains Corps has members throughout the United States each individual unit is ready for instant response.

Name of Program: San Juan County CERT
Geographic Area: San Juan County
Point of Contact: Don Cooper
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (505) 334-1180
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Brief Description: We have just started this program. The first training is scheduled for March 16-18, 2004. We expect 10 - 30 people to be in attendance for this training.