Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Mississippi CERT's



Name of Program: Chickasaw County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Chickasaw County, Houston
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 456-2313
E-mail address: ccema@dixie-net.com
Brief Description: This is the first CERT program for our county. We focused our intial program within Franklin Corp., our largest industry. This was done to supplement response capabilities in the event of a disaster involving this industry.


Name of Program: Claiborne County Communiversity CERT/Alcorn State University
Geographic Area: Claiborne County, Alcorn State
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 437-5216
E-mail address: bwmphd@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Claiborne County and Alcorn State University have joined forces to make the local community and the university campus the safest places to live, work and study in Mississippi. Dr. Bruce McGowan (Assitant Dean at Alcorn State University and Claiborne County Port Commissioner)coordinated the CERT effort and recruited all participants with the assistance from the local Director of Homeland Security. The overall goal of this unified CERT initiative was to provide education and awareness in emergency prepareness to 100 students and community residents. To date, 60 trained CERT volunteers are equipped with CERT Kits and ready to serve. The campus-based CERT volunteers consist of approximately 35 college students who are assigned to seven campus dormitories (in which they reside)and classroom buildings across the university (where they study, as well as work alongside campus-based first responders as part of their service learning activities. Likewise, university practicum student teachers completing the CERT training will deploy much needed emergency response and safety skills to prospective public schools in which they will perform their practice teaching,thus, establishing essential disaster readiness skills within the local schools. Twenty-five community residents (to include 3 members of the Claiborne County Board of Supervisors) who attended this CERT training will be on standby and assist the local EOC and Office of Homeland Security when needed. Local supervisors will organize these new CERT volunteers to represent each of their districts/communities. Ultimately, their roles are to provide assistance within their respective neighborhoods and county districts in event of disasters or other crises or when called upon. Local sponsors are the Alcorn State University Office of Student Engagement, Grand Gulf Nuclear Plant, Alcorn State University R.O.T.C., Claiborne County Civil Defense, Claiborne County Office of Homeland Security, and the Mississippi Highway Watch Program.


Name of Program: Rankin County CERT
Geographic Area: Rankin County, Brandon
Point of Contact: Tommy Steen
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 825-1499
E-mail address: tsteen@rankincounty.org
Brief Description: RAnkin EMA in conjunction with Rankin County School District have set up CERT teams in each of the districts 26 schools. We have currently trained 5 ten person teams and will continue to train after the first of the year. As far as we can tell, this is the first entire school district in the state to request this type training for each of its schools.


Name of Program: Rankin Co. School Zone #1 CERT
Geographic Area: Rankin County, Brandon
Point of Contact: Tommy Steen
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 825-1499
E-mail address: tsteen@rankincounty.org
Brief Description: This CERT is in place to assist us in times of diaster at the schools. All campuses in the district will receive training.


Name of Program: Rankin Co. School Zone #2 CERT
Geographic Area: Rankin County, Brandon
Point of Contact: Tommy Steen
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 825-1499
E-mail address: tsteen@rankincounty.org
Brief Description: This CERT is in place to assist us in times of diaster at the schools. All campuses in the district will receive training.


Name of Program: Rankin Co. School Zone #3 CERT
Geographic Area: Rankin County, Brandon
Point of Contact: Tommy Steen
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 825-1499
E-mail address: tsteen@rankincounty.org
Brief Description: This CERT is in place to assist us in times of diaster at the schools. All campuses in the district will receive training.


Name of Program: Rankin Co. School Zone #4 CERT
Geographic Area: Rankin County, Brandon
Point of Contact: Tommy Steen
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 825-1499
E-mail address: tsteen@rankincounty.org
Brief Description: This CERT is in place to assist us in times of diaster at the schools. All campuses in the district will receive training.


Name of Program: Rankin Co. School Zone #5 CERT
Geographic Area: Rankin County, Brandon
Point of Contact: Tommy Steen
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 825-1499
E-mail address: tsteen@rankincounty.org
Brief Description: This CERT is in place to assist us in times of diaster at the schools. All campuses in the district will receive training.


Name of Program: Natchez Public Schools CERT Team
Geographic Area: Adams County, Natchez
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 442-7021
E-mail address: adamseoc@adamscountyms.gov
Brief Description: During times of emergencies, the CERT team, which consist of teachers and school staff, can provide immediate assistance to victims and give support to first responders. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the school campuses.


Name of Program: Co-Lin/Alcorn College CERT Team
Geographic Area: Adams County, Natchez
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 442-7021
E-mail address: adamseoc@adamscountyms.gov
Brief Description: In times of emergencies, our college campus CERT team can provide immediate assistance to victims, give critical support to first responders, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the campuses.


Name of Program: Kingston ~ Lake Montrose CERT team
Geographic Area: Adams County, Natchez
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 442-7021
E-mail address: adamseoc@adamscountyms.gov
Brief Description: Training these two rural communities jointly would enable not only the training through CERT for their own communities but also camaraderie and a helping hand to provide each other during times of emergency or disaster. The CERT team can provide immediate assistance to victims, give critical support to first responders, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site The CERT teams are now looking forward to future training and exercises with first responders and other CERT teams.


Name of Program: Delta K-9 Search & Rescue
Geographic Area: Bolivar County, Cleveland
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 843-2300
E-mail address: bolivarema@cableone.net
Website address: http://www.co.bolivar.ms.us/emadivision.htm
Brief Description: Delta K-9 was formed in 1999 as a MS private non-profit organization under Bolivar County Emergency Management Agency. It is the first C.E.R.T. team in Bolivar County. It's sister organization is the Bolivar County Emergency Response Team, also a MS private non-profit inc. 1960. Together they have access to several rescue boats, vehicles and other equipment. They have both responded around the state including several weeks on the Gulf Coast after Katrina. Our 24hr contact point is the Bolivar County Sheriff's Office 662-843-5378.


Name of Program: Columbus/Lowndes CERT #1, Columbus/Lowndes CERT #2, Columbus/Lowndes CERT #3, Columbus/Lowndes CERT #4
Geographic Area: Lowndes County, Columbus
Point of Contact: Cindy Lawrence
Phone Number: (662) 329-5110
E-mail address: Clawrence@gtpdd.com
Brief Description: Team #1 covers the northeast part of Lowndes County in the Caledonia/Steens area to provide immediate care for victims during times of disaster. Team #2 covers the northern part of the city of Columbus to provide immediate care for victims during times of disaster. Team #3 covers the southern part of the city of Columbus to provide immediate care for victims during times of disaster. Team #4 covers the southwest area of Lowndes County which includes Artesia/Crawford to provide immediate care for victims during times of disaster.


Name of Program: Madison CERT Team #1
Geographic Area: Madison County
Point of Contact: MSgt. Rod Eriksen
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 856-6111
E-mail address: msgpderiksen@jam.rr.com
Brief Description: The Madison CERT team is comprised of volunteers from the Men's Ministries of the First Baptist Church of Madison who will provide support and services during periods when professional emergency personnel are in need of assistance from a trained team of volunteers.


Name of Program: Newton County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Newton County, Decatur
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 635-4301
E-mail address: k5xc@aol.com


Name of Program: Oktibbeha County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Oktibbeha County, Starkville
Point of Contact: Jim Britt
Title: Oktibbeha County HS Coord.
Phone Number: (662) 338-1076
E-mail address: jbritt@gtpdd.com
Brief Description: To help citizens in the community to prepare to help each other in an emergency situation.


Name of Program: Pike County/McComb School District CERT Program
Geographic Area: Pike County, Summit
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 276-3077
E-mail address: simmonsjewel@yahoo.com
Brief Description: McComb School District implemented program for the school safety and crisis team. All members of team will be trained, we will then branch training for students.


Name of Program: Central Response Team
Geographic Area: Montgomery County
Point of Contact: Josh Winters
Title: Youth Coordinator
Phone Number: (662) 262-4801
E-mail address: mwinters052006@yahoo.com
Brief Description: The purpose of this program is to start valueing in economic and community time of need. We will have trainings about responding to disasters. We will be on duty when the of need is in effect and we will remain on task.


Name of Program: Claiborne County School-Wide Youth CERT
Geographic Area: Claiborne County, Port Gibson
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 437-5216
E-mail address: bwmphd@yahoo.com
Brief Description: The Claiborne County School-Wide Youth CERT involves youth and participating adult leaders (who are local PTSA members) in emergency response activities within our public schools. This CERT will be active "good samaritans" during designated school events and on buses traveling to and from school.


Name of Program: Greenwood-Leflore EMA Volunteers
Geographic Area: Leflore County, Greenwood
Point of Contact: Jimmy Goss
Phone Number: (662) 299-9442
E-mail address: jimmygoss@bellsouth.net
Brief Description: Responders were trained on light search and rescue, fire suppression, CPR, and disater medical emergencies. A very intense simulated exercise was designed to test the mindset of the responders and expose limitations of their rescue efforts. I was very pleased with the response effort.


Name of Program: Claiborne County/City of Port Gibson CERT Team
Geographic Area: Claiborne County, Port Gibson
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 437-5216
E-mail address: bwmphd@yahoo.com
Brief Description: The Claiborne County Department of Administration and Planning has established its second CERT volunteer group consisting of 19 city employees and residents and two university students. Thus, twenty-one participants completed CERT Training on May 26-27, 2005. This effort promotes a unified Claiborne County/City of Port Gibson/Alcorn State University CERT. These individuals will be designated (on call) for assistance with the local Red Cross disaster relief shelters (particularly during hurricane season, provide needed volunteer assistance at the 2nd Annual Blues and Cruise Through History Motorcycle Rally and Show, and serve as camp leaders and adult chaperons during educational enrichment programs throughout the county and university.


Name of Program: Shell Road Community CERT
Geographic Area: Rankin County, Brandon
Point of Contact: Benjamin C. Warren
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 825-1499
E-mail address: bwarren@meridiancc.edu
Brief Description: With assistance from Meridian Community College, the Shell Road Community CERT program was developed to assist local volunteer responders during times of disaster. Several team members serve as representatives of area churches that have already been designated as potential shelters or staging areas. All SRC-CERT members have completed the FEMA Train-the-Trainer program with plans to provide additional CERT classes throughout the community.


Name of Program: A.A.R.P.- C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Rankin County, Richland
Point of Contact: Charlie Tillman
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 825-1480
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: This team provides the city with manning shelters in our city and surounding counties during evacuations. This team is normally busier than our other teams.


Name of Program: Exchange Club CERT
Geographic Area: Rankin County, Richland
Point of Contact: Lt. J. Chance
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 420-1568
E-mail address: jchance@richlandms.com
Brief Description: This team does rehab for fire and other long term scenes. We have been in operation in all points of our county.


Name of Program: Exchange Club C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Rankin County, Richland
Point of Contact: John Miller
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 987-1118
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: This team provides the city with rehab responce to fire, police and the county dive team. They come to the scenes and provide services.


Name of Program: Weyerhaeuser CERT
Geographic Area: Rankin County, Richland
Point of Contact: Dawn Brewer
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 936-0143
E-mail address: dawn.brewer@weyerhaeuser.com
Brief Description: This team provides the City of Richland with a technical response on any disaster we may have in our community.


Name of Program: MGCCC Perk Campus CERT Team
Geographic Area: Stone County, Perkinston
Point of Contact: Michelle Wilson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (228) 897-4360
E-mail address: michelle.wilson@mgccc.edu
Brief Description: Perksinston Campus Team will be trained May 2004.


Name of Program: Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Sunflower County, Mississippi
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 887-6253
E-mail address: jjwhit@deltaland.net
Brief Description: CERT training is offered to any civic, non-profit, school, industrial, or commercial organization wishing to develop disaster-related preparedness & response capabilities. CERT training can be tailored to the requesting organization's timeline, and includes American Red Cross First Aid & CPR certification, as well as a basic crisis management/critical incident stress management unit that follows the county fire service's CISM Team operating standards.


Name of Program: Tutwiler CERT Team
Geographic Area: Tallahatchie County, Charleston
Point of Contact: Thad Roberts
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 647-7012
E-mail address: jsrcharolaisfarm@netscape.net
Brief Description: The Tutwiler CERT team will asist local Emergency Management Agency with non-emergency projects to better prepare the local citizens in time of disaster. The CERT team will provide immediate assistance to victims, give critical support to first responders, and organize volunteers at a disaster site.


Name of Program: Tutwiler CERT Team #2
Geographic Area: Tallahatchie County, Charleston
Point of Contact: Thad Roberts
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 647-7012
E-mail address: jsrcharolaisfarm@netscape.net
Brief Description: The Tutwiler CERT Team #2 will assist Emergency Management Agency with non-emergency projects to better prepare the local citizens in time of disaster. The CERT team will provide immediate assistance to victims, give critical support to first responders, and organize volunteers at a disaster site.


Name of Program: Tallahatchie East Side CERT Team
Geographic Area: Tallahatchie County
Point of Contact: Thad Roberts
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 647-7012
E-mail address: jsrcharolaisfarm@netscape.net
Brief Description: The Tallahatchie County East Side CERT team will assist local Emergency Management Agency with non-emergency projects to better prepare the local citizens in time of disaster. The CERT team will provide immediate assistance to victims, give critical support to first responders, and organize volunteers at a disaster site.


Name of Program: Sharkey-Hampton Lake CERT Team
Geographic Area: Tallahatchie County, Charleston
Point of Contact: Thad Roberts
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 647-7012
E-mail address: jsrcharolaisfarm@netscape.net
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team in association with Tallahatchie County Emergency Management Agency.


Name of Program: Philipp CERT Team
Geographic Area: Tallahatchie County, Philipp
Point of Contact: Thad Roberts
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 647-7012
E-mail address: jsrcharolaisfarm@netscape.net
Brief Description: The Philipp CERT Team will increase our citizen neighborhood disaster readiness. It will provide immediate assistance to victims, give critical support to first responders, and organize volunteers at disaster sites.


Name of Program: Northwest Mississippi Community College
Geographic Area: Tate County, Senatobia
Point of Contact: Dan Smith
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 562-3305
E-mail address: dsmith@northwestms.edu
Brief Description: Training will be conducted August 4,5,6, 2004 to create CERT Teams on all campuses of Northwest Mississippi Community College. Further training programs will be offered as needed.


Name of Program: Tippah County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Tippah County, Ripley
Point of Contact: Benecia Barkley
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 837-9336
E-mail address: teepasow@dixie-net.com
Brief Description: Complete CERT training for the citizens of Tippah County. We will be able to train citizen´┐Żs disaster survival and rescue skills to improve their ability to assist until responders or other assistance arrives. CERT training will increase our citizens neighborhood disaster readiness, assessment of damage after a disaster, extinguish small fires and teach fire safety, perform light search and rescue operations, perform triage and provide medical services to the injured and organize procurement of supplies.


Name of Program: Wilkinson County CERT
Geographic Area: Wilkinson County, Woodville
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 888-4381
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: The objective of the Wilkinson County CERT Program is to provide training to community members in diaster and emergency management.


Name of Program: Oxford Police Department Team 1
Geographic Area: Lafayette County, Oxford Mississippi
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 232-2400
E-mail address: timsockwellk9@hotmail.com
Brief Description: This is a program that better trained our police officers how to respond to a disaster in our city and in their own communityies.


Name of Program: Diberville High School CERT Team
Geographic Area: City of Diberville
Point of Contact: David Queal
Title: School Resource Officer
Phone Number: (228) 323-9091
E-mail address: sro105@officer.com
Brief Description: Train students in emergency response to school emergency. Also to provide assistance to local agencies during an hurricane and any other major disaster.


Name of Program: Silver Creek
Geographic Area: Silver Creek
Point of Contact: Billy R Jenkins
Title: Chief
Phone Number: (601) 886-7844 201
E-mail address: bjenkins@mileslumber.com
Brief Description: New CERT team ready to help public.


Name of Program: Adams County Search and Rescue
Geographic Area: Adams and surrounding counties.
Point of Contact: Carl Champlin
Title: Director ACSAR
Phone Number: (601) 442-2752
E-mail address: deputydog601@aol.com
Website address: http://www.acsar.info
Brief Description: This C.E.R.T. training better prepares our Search and Rescue team for response to incidents.


Name of Program: CERT OF DEFENSE
Geographic Area: CLAIBORNE County, PORT GIBSON
Point of Contact: MARVIN RATLIFF
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 437-4684
E-mail address: pgcccd@vicksburg.com
Brief Description: To assist the county emergency management team in any ways possible. To conduct emergency training and attend the exercises given by Grand Gulf Nuclear Station.


Name of Program: Coahoma County Cert Team
Geographic Area: Coahoma County, CLARKSDALE
Point of Contact: Deputy Pedric Gipson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 624-2411
E-mail address: PED2001A2@YAHOO.com
Brief Description: The Coahoma County Cert team is a professional organization which will response to all diasters within the county and school system. The team will also perform training session for the citizens and business of Coahoma County.


Name of Program: DeSoto County and Northwest Mississippi CERT Team
Geographic Area: DeSoto County and Northwest Mississippi
Point of Contact: Tim Curtis
Phone Number: (662) 429-1359
E-mail address: timcurtis@desotocountyms.org
Website address: http://www.desotoms.com/
Brief Description: CERT training is offered to any civic, non-profit, school, industrial, or commercial oganization wishing to develop disaster-related preparedness & response capabilities. CERT training can be tailored to the requesting organization's needs and timeline.


Name of Program: DeSoto County, Eudora Community CERT Team
Geographic Area: DeSotoCounty, Eudora Community
Point of Contact: Tim Curtis
Phone Number: (662) 429-1359
E-mail address: tim_curtis@bellsouth.net
Website address: http://www.desotoms.com/civil_defense.htm
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team in association with the DeSoto County Emergency Management Agency.


Name of Program: DeSoto County, Horn Lake Community CERT Team
Geographic Area: DeSoto County, City of Horn Lake
Point of Contact: Tim Curtis
Phone Number: (662) 429-1359
E-mail address: timcurtis@desotocountyms.org
Website address: http://www.desotoms.com/civil_defense.htm
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team in association with the City of Horn Lake Emergency Management Agency and the DeSoto County Emergency Management Agency.


Name of Program: DeSoto County, Love Community CERT Team
Geographic Area: DeSoto County, Love Community
Point of Contact: Tim Curtis
Phone Number: (662) 429-1359
E-mail address: timcurtis@desotocountyms.org
Website address: http://www.desotoms.com/civil_defense.htm
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team in association with the DeSoto County Emergency Management Agency and the Love Volunteer Fire Department.


Name of Program: Ole Miss Team #7
Geographic Area: Lafayette County
Point of Contact: Randall Minton
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 915-7051
E-mail address: rminton@olemiss.edu
Brief Description: University CERT team to respond to crisis on the campus or in the community.


Name of Program: Ole Miss Team #9
Geographic Area: Lafayette County
Point of Contact: Linda Christian
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 915-7234
E-mail address: lindac@olemiss.edu
Brief Description: This CERT Team will respond to a crisis at the University or in the community.


Name of Program: Ole Miss Team #10
Geographic Area: Lafayette County
Point of Contact: Steve Mauldin
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 915-7051
E-mail address: smauldin@olemiss.edu
Brief Description: University CERT team to respond to crisis on the campus or in the community.


Name of Program: Calvary Baptist Church
Geographic Area: Lafayette County, Oxford
Point of Contact: Linda Allgood
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 915-7747
E-mail address: tebuster@olemiss.edu
Brief Description: This CERT program is affiliated with the Lafayette County Ememgency programs and is available for county and city activation.


Name of Program: North Mississippi Regional Center
Geographic Area: Lafayette County, Oxford
Point of Contact: James C. Allgood
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 816-7469
E-mail address: jallgood@olemiss.edu
Brief Description: A city/county CERT team that is activated by the Oxford/Lafayette EMA during an emergency.


Name of Program: Meridian Community College
Geographic Area: Lauderdale County, Meridian
Point of Contact: Benjamin Warren
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 484-8842
E-mail address: bwarren@mcc.cc.mc.us
Website address: http://www.mcc.cc.ms.us
Brief Description: The MCC CERT program promotes community preparedness and provides additional responders to manage emergency incidents on or near our campus. MCC is also committed to expanding the CERT concept by offering training to local citizens and train-the-trainer programs upon request.


Name of Program: Itta Bena CERT
Geographic Area: Leflore County, Itta Bena
Point of Contact: Jimmy Goss
Phone Number: (662) 299-9442
E-mail address: jimmygoss@bellsouth.net
Brief Description: Responders learned a wide variety of techniques to assist FD and PD units on scene.


Name of Program: Morgan City CERT
Geographic Area: Leflore County, Morgan City
Point of Contact: Sherod Reed
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 453-1428
E-mail address: trainer@cgdsl.net
Brief Description: This group of responders had to learn detailed techniques due to the location of this rural town. Because emergency personnel must travel at least 15 minutes for arrival, it was imperative for this group of people to have this course.


Name of Program: Town of Sidon CERT
Geographic Area: Leflore County, SIDON
Point of Contact: Jimmy Goss
Phone Number: (662) 299-9442
E-mail address: jimmygoss@bellsouth.net
Brief Description: This team will specialize in fire suppression, medical emergencies, and natural disasters because of the location of the town and the readily available resources.


Name of Program: MUW CERT
Geographic Area: Lowndes County, Columbus
Point of Contact: Cindy Lawrence
Phone Number: (662) 329-5110
E-mail address: Clawrence@gtpdd.com
Brief Description: The MUW CERT Teams are comprised of Resident Assistants at the dorms. These teams will assist primarily at the dorms but will be available for other areas on campus as needed.


Name of Program: MUW Security CERT
Geographic Area: Lowndes County, Columbus
Point of Contact: Cindy Lawrence
Phone Number: (662) 329-5110
E-mail address: Clawrence@gtpdd.com
Brief Description: MUW Security CERT Team is comprised of Law Enforcement/Dispatch for the MUW campus as well as the MSMS Resident Assistants. This team will assist primarily at MUW campus but will be available for other areas as needed.


Name of Program: DeSoto County, Nesbit Community CERT Team
Geographic Area: DeSoto County, Town of Nesbit
Point of Contact: Tim Curtis
Phone Number: (662) 429-1359
E-mail address: timcurtis@desotocountyms.org
Website address: http://www.desotoms.com/civil_defense.htm
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team in association with the DeSoto County Emergency Management Agency.


Name of Program: JCJC Campus CERT Team
Geographic Area: Jones County
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number:
E-mail address: candace.sumner@jcjc.edu
Brief Description: This Campus CERT Team is for Jones County Junior College (JCJC) located in Ellisville, MS. Members of this campus team are faculty or staff of JCJC.


Name of Program: Kemper EMA
Geographic Area: Kemper County
Point of Contact: Ben Dudley
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 527-2393
E-mail address: kemperema@arczip.com


Name of Program: University Telecommunications Team #8
Geographic Area: Lafayette County
Point of Contact: Dennis Bullard
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 915-5922
E-mail address: dbullard@olemiss.edu
Brief Description: This CERT program is for the University of Mississippi and Lafayette County. Members are University employees.


Name of Program: Ole Miss Team #1
Geographic Area: Lafayette County
Point of Contact: Terry Blackburn
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 915-7051
E-mail address: tblackbu@olemiss.edu
Brief Description: This CERT Team is for the University and community to be activated in the event of a crisis.


Name of Program: Ole Miss Team #2
Geographic Area: Lafayette County
Point of Contact: Kenneth Bray
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 915-7051
E-mail address: tkedward@olemiss.edu
Brief Description: This CERT Team is for responding to a crisis on the University and in the community.


Name of Program: Ole Miss Team #3
Geographic Area: Lafayette County
Point of Contact: Kenneth Bray
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 915-7051
E-mail address: tkedward@olemiss.edu
Brief Description: This CERT Team will respond to a crisis at the University or in the community.


Name of Program: Ole Miss Team #4
Geographic Area: Lafayette County
Point of Contact: Ben Flemmons
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 915-7051
E-mail address: ben@olemiss.edu
Brief Description: University CERT team to respond to crisis on the campus or in the community.


Name of Program: DeSoto County, Olive Branch Community CERT Team
Geographic Area: DeSoto County, Olive Branch Community
Point of Contact: Tim Curtis
Phone Number: (662) 429-1359
E-mail address: timcurtis@desotocountyms.org
Website address: http://www.desotoms.com/civil_defense.htm
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team in association with the DeSoto County Emergency Management Agency.


Name of Program: DeSoto County, Southaven Community CERT Team
Geographic Area: DeSoto Southaven Community of DeSoto County
Point of Contact: Tim Curtis
Phone Number: (662) 429-1359
E-mail address: tim_curtis@bellsouth.net
Website address: http://www.desotoms.com/civil_defense.htm
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team in association with the DeSoto County Emergency Management Agency.


Name of Program: DeSoto County, Summershill Community CERT Team
Geographic Area: DeSoto County, Summershill Community
Point of Contact: Tim Curtis
Phone Number: (662) 429-1359
E-mail address: timcurtis@desotocountyms.org
Website address: http://www.desotoms.com/civil_defense.htm
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team based from the Summershill Volunteer Fire Department Explorer Post in association with the DeSoto County Emergency Management Agency.


Name of Program: DeSoto County CERT Team 2
Geographic Area: DeSoto Summerwood Community of DeSoto County
Point of Contact: Tim Curtis
Title: Deputy EMA
Phone Number: (662) 429-1359
E-mail address: timcurtis@desotocountyms.org
Website address: http://www.desotoms.com/civil_defense.htm
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team based from the Getwell Road United Methodist Church in association with the DeSoto County Emergency Management Agency.


Name of Program: DeSoto County, Walls Community CERT Team
Geographic Area: DeSoto Walls Community of DeSoto County
Point of Contact: Tim Curtis
Phone Number: (662) 429-1359
E-mail address: tim_curtis@bellsouth.net
Website address: http://www.desotoms.com/civil_defense.htm
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team in association with the DeSoto County Emergency Management Agency.


Name of Program: DeSoto County, Wood Community CERT
Geographic Area: DeSoto Woods Community of DeSoto County
Point of Contact: Tim Curtis
Phone Number: (662) 429-1359
E-mail address: timcurtis@desotocountyms.org
Website address: http://www.desotoms.com/civil_defense.htm
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team in association with the DeSoto Woods Volunteer Fire Department and the DeSoto County Emergency Management Agency.


Name of Program: Southside Church of Christ CERT
Geographic Area: Grenada, South of The City of Grenada
Point of Contact: Dr. Bill Denton
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 226-5030
E-mail address: bdenton@sscoc.worthyofpraise.org
Website address: http://sscoc.worthyofpraise.org
Brief Description: Community team to assist in the southen area of the city of Grenada. To provide immediate care for victims.


Name of Program: Holcomb Lions Club CERT
Geographic Area: Grenada, western Grenada County, Holcomb community area
Point of Contact: James Ray Mitchell
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 226-9157
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: Community team to assist in the Holcomb area while response from Grenada arrives. To provide immediate care for distant victims.


Name of Program: MGCCC Campus CERT Training
Geographic Area: Harrison County, Gulfport
Point of Contact: Michelle Wilson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (228) 897-4360
E-mail address: michelle.wilson@mgccc.edu
Website address: http://www.mgccc.edu
Brief Description: This training will be held April 20-28, 2004 to provide college campus CERT teams.


Name of Program: Harrison County CERT Team
Geographic Area: Harrison County, MGCCC District
Point of Contact: Michelle Wilson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (228) 897-4360
E-mail address: michelle.wilson@mgccc.edu
Website address: http://www.mgccc.edu
Brief Description: City of Gulfport based CERT Team.


Name of Program: Jackson Public School District
Geographic Area: Hinds County, Jackson
Point of Contact: Tonya Southern
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 960-8995
E-mail address: tosouthern@jackson.k12.ms.us


Name of Program: Jackson Public School District--Wingfield High School
Geographic Area: Hinds County, Jackson
Point of Contact: Tonya Southern
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 960-8995
E-mail address: tosouthern@jackson.k12.ms.us
Brief Description: The program trains students in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. The TeenSERT team will be called upon to assist the school during drills, and emergency situations.


Name of Program: Jackson State University, Team No. 1
Geographic Area: Hinds County, Jackson
Point of Contact: Pao-Chiang Yuan
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 979-2489
E-mail address: pao-chiang.yuan@jsums.edu
Brief Description: Established Jackson State University CERT team to better prepare and deal with natural and man-made disasters to our campus and neighborhood communities. To make our areas a safer and better equipped place to live.


Name of Program: Jackson State University, Team No. 2
Geographic Area: Hinds County, Jackson
Point of Contact: LaShinda Lawson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (601) 979-4315
E-mail address: LaShinda.Lawson@jsums.edu
Brief Description: Established Jackson State University CERT team to better prepare and deal with natural and man-made disasters to our campus and neighborhood communities. To make our areas a safer and better equipped place to live.


Name of Program: Jackson State University, Team No. 3
Geographic Area: Hinds County, Jackson
Point of Contact: Curtis Johnson
Phone Number: (601) 979-1446
E-mail address: curtis.Johnson@jsums.edu
Brief Description: Established Jackson State University CERT team to better prepare and deal with natural and man-made disasters to our campus and neighborhood communities. To make our areas a safer and better equipped place to live.


Name of Program: Jackson County CERT Team
Geographic Area: Jackson County, South Mississippi
Point of Contact: Todd Adams
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (228) 769-3111
E-mail address: todd_adams@co.jackson.ms.us
Brief Description: Jackson County CERT Team for coastal residents.


Name of Program: Ole Miss Team #5
Geographic Area: Lafayette County
Point of Contact: Thomas Hensley
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 915-7051
E-mail address: thensley@olemiss.edu
Brief Description: University CERT team to respond to crisis on the campus or in the community.


Name of Program: Ole Miss Team #6
Geographic Area: Lafayette County
Point of Contact: Bill McKenzie
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (662) 915-7051
E-mail address: ppbam@olemiss.edu
Brief Description: University CERT team to respond to crisis on the campus or in the community.


Name of Program: Arm Vol. Fire Dept.
Geographic Area: Arm
Point of Contact: Bert Jackson
Title: Chief
Phone Number: (601) 886-7197
E-mail address: Haroldbjm@aol.com
Brief Description: Beginning to mobilize the local citizens to be better prepared for all emerginicies.


Name of Program: Pelahatchie CERT Team 1
Geographic Area: Town of Pelahatchie
Point of Contact: Glenda Shoemaker
Phone Number: (601) 854-5059
E-mail address: pelaha_t@bellsouth.net
Brief Description: CERT team consisting of citizens from Town of Pelahatchie in Rankin County Mississippi.


Name of Program: Pelahatchie CERT Team 2
Geographic Area: Town of Pelahatchie Industrial Park
Point of Contact: Glenda Shoemaker
Phone Number: (601) 854-5059
E-mail address: pelaha_t@bellsouth.net
Brief Description: Volunteers from Town of Pelahatchie Industrial Park.


Name of Program: Pelahatchie Attendance Center Teen CERT Team
Geographic Area: Town of Pelahatchie, Pelahatchie Attendance Center
Point of Contact: Glenda Shoemaker
Phone Number: (601) 854-5059
E-mail address: pelaha_t@bellsouth.net
Brief Description: Students from Pelahatchie Attendance Center have been trained in Teen CERT to assist their community and school.


Name of Program: Oakvale Vol. Fire Dept
Geographic Area: Oakvale and Southeast Lawrence County
Point of Contact: Robert Patterson
Title: EMA Director
Phone Number: (601) 587-2721
E-mail address: robertp396@hotmail.com
Brief Description: We are a new CERT team ready to work with our neighbors in Silver Creek and Arm to make Southeast Lawrence county prepared in times of emergincies.


Name of Program: Arm Vol. Fire Dept.
Geographic Area: Arm and Southeat Lawrence county
Point of Contact: Robert Patterson
Title: EMA Director
Phone Number: (601) 587-2721
E-mail address: robertp396@hotmail.com
Brief Description: A new CERT team ready to help make Southeast Lawrence County a safer place to live.


Name of Program: Monticello Vol. Fire Dept.
Geographic Area: Monticello, Dist. one fire dist.
Point of Contact: Royce Renfroe
Title: Commander
Phone Number: (601) 587-7372
E-mail address: royceandmargie@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Vol. fire dept active in all types of search and rescue and fire suppression. Beginning a community prepardeness program.


Name of Program: Lawrence County Civil Defense
Geographic Area: Lawrence County
Point of Contact: Robert Patterson
Title: EMA Director
Phone Number: (601) 587-2721
E-mail address: robertp396@hotmail.com
Brief Description: Volanteers in the community trained to help in all types of dissaters. Intreisted in receiving and providing training to ourselves and the general public.


Name of Program: New Hebron
Geographic Area: New Hebron
Point of Contact: George Walker
Title: Police Chief
Phone Number: (601) 694-2115
E-mail address: jwalk401@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Local citizens prepared to help at any and all times. Look forward to more training and making our town a safer place to live.