Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Florida CERT's



Name of Program: Merritt Island CERT, Inc.
Geographic Area: Merritt Island & Cocoa Beach
Point of Contact: David L McCoy
Title: President
Phone Number: (321) 454-3970
E-mail address: magicmac@cfl.rr.com
Website address: http://www.merrittislandcert.org
Brief Description: We cover Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach, FL. We meet monthly except for December with a short business meeting followed by ongoing training.


Name of Program: Osceola County CERT
Geographic Area: Osceola County
Point of Contact: Doug Auriemma
Title: Lieutenant
Phone Number: (407) 344-5080 15601
E-mail address: daur@osceola.org
Website address: http://www.osceola.org
Brief Description: FEMA materials along with hands-on training provide citizens with the knowledge to effectively care for themselves, their families and their neighbors before, during and following a disaster.


Name of Program: EastPointe CERT Team
Geographic Area: EastPointe Palm Beach Gardens
Point of Contact: Pat Stone
Title: CERT Team Leader
Phone Number: (561) 626-1517 561-62
E-mail address: gator23@adelphia.net
Brief Description: We just got through our training with 13 members and intend on growing as we have many more people interested now.We will have a HAM operator soon and most of the class is excited and interested in more training which we will be doing internally. In addition we have formed a mutual aid pact with another new group called Sienna Oats.


Name of Program: Sun City Center CERT
Geographic Area: Sun City Center in Hillsborough County
Point of Contact: Donna Frasier
Title: Board President
Phone Number: (813) 633-1124
E-mail address: donnasd7@tampabay.rr.com
Website address: SCCCERT@yahoogroups.com
Brief Description: We are a retirement community with apprx 60 members. We meet monthly and follow our business meeting with guest speakers and additional training from HCFR and HCSO. Our first class was trained in 2001. We have had 2 SCC Disaster Drills which included SCCEMS, HCFR, HCSO, SCCARC, SCC Security Patrol and surrounding CERT teams. We also conduct an annual 8 hour training refresher session.


Name of Program: Jupiter Police C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Town of Jupiter (area)
Point of Contact: Frank W Hess
Title: Lieutenant
Phone Number: (561) 746-6201 2411
E-mail address: frankh@jupiter.fl.us
Website address: http://www.jupiter.fl.us/jpd
Brief Description: The Jupiter Police Department C.E.R.T. Program was started in July of 2006 and is currently training two sessions of approx. 50 residents. The first two classes was drawn from graduates of our Citizen Police Academies. Other classes will be opened to residents starting the spring of 2007. Our goal is to have CERT's in all Jupiter communities for maximum effectiveness.


Name of Program: Melbourne Jaycees
Geographic Area: Brevard County
Point of Contact: Richard A Russo
Title: Training Director
Phone Number: (321) 508-3386
E-mail address: roosterusso@cfl.rr.com
Website address: http://melbournefljaycees.org
Brief Description: provide CERT response throughout Brevard county Florida as needed. We also provide firefighter and police with relief services (ie. food and water/gatoraid) as needed throughout the county during brush fires or whenever called upon.


Name of Program: Suwannee Valley CERT
Geographic Area: Suwannee Valley
Point of Contact: Kimberly Thomas
Title: Assistant Director
Phone Number: (386) 364-3405
E-mail address: kimberlythomas@alltel.net


Name of Program: Daytona Beach CERT
Geographic Area: City of Daytona Beach
Point of Contact: Chris Mazzola
Title: Emergency Management Technician
Phone Number: (386) 671-5424
E-mail address: mazzolac@dbpd.us
Website address: http://www.ci.daytona-beach.fl.us/police/cert.htm
Brief Description: Began in 2003. Have trained over 200 citizens with over 40 neighborhood teams located throughout the community (population approx. 64,000). Many additional courses are conducted beyond basic training, including CPR, HAM Radio licensing, Incident Command, and meteorology.


Name of Program: CERT of Weston
Geographic Area: City Of Weston
Point of Contact: Jeffrey W Andrews
Title: Captain
Phone Number: (954) 389-2090
E-mail address: Jeffrey_Andrews@sheriff.org
Brief Description: Initial program began April of 2005. City of Weston Fl. Sponsered by Broward Sheriff Office Fire Rescue & Department of Law Enforcement. We are working on enlarging our program and becoming involved with other local area CERT teams.


Name of Program: CERF - (Christian Emergency Response Force
Geographic Area: NW Hillsborough County
Point of Contact: Sarah Ford
Title: Director Internal Communications/Webmaster - CERF
Phone Number: (813) 843-4105
E-mail address: cerf@tampabay.rr.com
Website address: http://www.cerf.ws
Brief Description: Our mission is to unify and equip the church body, preparing them for acts of service in even the most extreme of circumstances. We commit to providing aid to all in need and comfort to those in despair. We steadfastly obligate ourselves to boldly proclaim the truth that all may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.


Name of Program: Citrus County Sheriff's Office CERT
Geographic Area: Citrus County, Florida (West-Central)
Point of Contact: Rusty Harry
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (352) 726-4488
E-mail address: rharry@sheriffcitrus.org
Brief Description: CERT held its first class in October of 2000 and graduating 26 members. Numerous courses have been held 2001-2004. The class is offered to all residents and businesses on a first come, first serve basis. Local Fire Services, EMS and Emergency Management volunteer their time to teach the course. Guest speakers, such as Florida Power, are included in the program.


Name of Program: City of Cape Canaveral CERT
Geographic Area: City of Cape Canaveral, Fl (Brevard Co.)
Point of Contact: Marianne Huston
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (321) 868-1240
E-mail address: mahuston@bellsouth.net
Brief Description: Program began during summer 2003.


Name of Program: Coral Gables CERT
Geographic Area: City of Coral Gables, Fl (Miami-Dade Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (305) 460-5565
E-mail address: tdaniels@citybeautiful.net
Brief Description: Program began during summer 2003.


Name of Program: Clay County CERT
Geographic Area: Clay County, Florida
Point of Contact: Jeff Reynold
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (904) 284-7703
E-mail address: jeff.reynolds@co.clay.fl.us
Brief Description: The Clay County CERT Program began in 2001, with training 150 school administrative personnel in all 30 public schools and then adding two community teams in 2002. Over 300 individuals have now completed the intense 18 hour classroom/practical hands-on course as of December 2002. Refresher training includes monthly newsletters, training modules, quarterly meetings and a 6 hour refresher course.


Name of Program: Ponte Vecchio CERT
Geographic Area: Palm Beach County, Fl (Ponte Vecchio)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 733-4388
E-mail address: gralamo@adelphia.net
Brief Description: New team starting up.


Name of Program: Port Orange Fire-Rescue CERT
Geographic Area: Port Orange, Fl (Volusia Co)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 506-5906
E-mail address: lsaunders@port-orange.org
Website address: http://www.port-orange.org
Brief Description: Program in existence since 1994. To-date over 200 persons trained. New classes are offered monthly.


Name of Program: Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Miami-Dade County, Fl
Point of Contact: Roslyn Viterbo
Title: Emergency Management Coordinator - Citizen Corps
Phone Number: (305) 468-5401
E-mail address: viterbo@miamidade.gov
Website address: http://www.miamidade.gov/oem/prepare_volunteering-cert.asp
Brief Description: In late October 2003, the CERT Program was reassigned back to the Office of Emergency Management, after approximately a year being under the County office of Homeland Security. Classes have resumed under the Office of Emergency Management.


Name of Program: Monroe County CERT
Geographic Area: Monroe County, Fl
Point of Contact: Jerry Ocathey
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (305) 289-6018
E-mail address: ocathey-jerry@monroecounty-fl.gov
Brief Description: New start-up program summer 2003.


Name of Program: East Naples Florida CERT
Geographic Area: Naples, Fl (Collier Co.)
Point of Contact: Tara Bishop
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (239) 774-711 33
E-mail address: enfdtara@hotmail.com
Brief Description: Formed in the year 2000 with 6 members, the program has steadily grown to about 50 members with growth to 100 by the end of 2004 expected. Refresher and continuing education are being developed for 2004 activities.


Name of Program: North Naples Florida C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Naples, Florida (Collier Co.)
Point of Contact: Jim von Rinteln
Phone Number: (239) 774-8911
E-mail address: JamesVonRinteln@colliergov.net
Website address: http://www.northnaplesfire.com
Brief Description: Established in November 1998, the North Naples C.E.R.T. team has over 300 trained members that make up 16 teams in our fire district. The C.E.R.T. seven week course is free to residents of North Naples. In addition, we hold monthly training meetings to keep our C.E.R.T alumni abreast of changing conditions in our area.


Name of Program: Nassau County CERT
Geographic Area: Nassau County, Fl
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (904) 491-7750
E-mail address: nfreeman@nassaucountyfl.com
Website address: http://www.nassaufl-em.com
Brief Description: Nassau County's CERT program is currently being developed. The first training class is tentatively scheduled to begin in February 2004 and is open to residents of Nassau County.


Name of Program: Madison County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Geographic Area: 2
Point of Contact: Victoria Brown
Title: Deputy Director
Phone Number: (850) 973-3698
E-mail address: madisoncoem@earthlink.net
Website address: http://tallytown.com/redcross/madison
Brief Description: To create a better understanding of the potential threats Madison County faces Learn the right steps to take to lessen the effects of potential hazards Apply the training learned in the classroom to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives in the event of a disaster Provide useful information to responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site Assist with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community Distribute disaster education material and provide services at special events, such as parades, sporting events, etc.


Name of Program: City of Deland CERT
Geographic Area: City of Deland, Florida (Volusia Co.)
Point of Contact: Lt. Mark Harper
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 740-6822
E-mail address: baughs@deland.org
Website address: http://www.deland.org
Brief Description: Deland has approx. 50 CERT members trained in three different communities. While the interest in the program has been limited, the three teams that we have are very energetic. One of the groups will be assisting the fire department in going door-to-door in their community installing smoke detectors where needed. Contact us at the above e-mail address attn. Mark.


Name of Program: Delray Beach Fire Dept. CERT
Geographic Area: City of Delray Beach (Palm Beach Co.)
Point of Contact: Lt. Trisha Dunkelmann
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 243-7422
E-mail address: Dunkelmann@ci.delray-beach.fl.us


Name of Program: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Geographic Area: City of Cape Coral, Fl (Lee Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (239) 573-3022
E-mail address: edavis@capecoral.net
Website address: http://www.capecoral.net
Brief Description: The department offers seven-week training programs throughout the year and refresher courses are offered on an as needed basis.


Name of Program: Daytona Beach CERT
Geographic Area: City of Daytona Beach,Fl (Volusia Co.)
Point of Contact: Lt. Stephen Sazabo
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 671-5404
E-mail address: szabos@dbpd.us
Website address: http://www.ci.daytona-beach.fl.us/police/cert.htm
Brief Description: New program begun in late Fall 2003. Daytona Beach is the active "Special Events" capital of Florida, hosting multiple large-scale national and international events, is highly vulnerable to weather disasters, transportation emergencies and other significant emergencies. CERT team members have proven to be a valuable additional resource during these events and major emergencies such as the 2004 hurricanes.


Name of Program: Golden Gate Fire Control and Rescue District CERT
Geographic Area: Collier County, Fl. (Naples Area)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (239) 455-2121
E-mail address: vhill@ggfire.com
Website address: http://www.ggfire.com
Brief Description: Golden Gate Fire Control and Rescue District's Community Emergency Response Teams began in 2002. The district has three active teams with more coming as residents create new teams within their neighborhoods. CERT members receive training from in-house instructors as well as instructors from Collier County Emergency Management and Florida Department of Law Enforcement. CPR and First Aid are provided by the fire district as complimentary training to CERT. Refresher training is held by district liaisons at team meetings.


Name of Program: Coral Springs CERT Team
Geographic Area: Coral Springs, Fl (Broward Co.)
Point of Contact: Larry Archacki
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (954) 346-1774
E-mail address: LRA@CoralSprings.org
Website address: http://www.CoralSprings.org/CERT
Brief Description: Trained by the Coral Springs Fire Department, the City of Coral Springs graduated its first CERT class in June 2003. The goal of the city is to get its citizens involved with disaster preparedness by taking a proactive approach through education. After graduation, CERT Team members continue to meet and train on a monthly basis to keep their skills sharp and to learn new skills. Additionally, some members have completed the Fire Department First Responder class. The program has grown tremendously and new classes which follow the FEMA guidelines are started on a regualr basis.


Name of Program: Spruce Creek Fly-In CERT
Geographic Area: Daytona Beach, FL(Volusia Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 212-7044
E-mail address: sprucecreek@netzero.net
Brief Description: We have 51 CERT volunteers in our group. Many of our group has completed a CPR class recently. Additional training sessions are being scheduled. Each member has been issued a FRS radio. We have meetings each month on the 2nd Tuesday. At the meeting we review procedures and other skills needed to help our community if and when we are needed.


Name of Program: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Geographic Area: DeBary, Fl (Volusia Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 668-3820
E-mail address: safecity@totcon.com
Brief Description: The CERT course is free to DeBary residents and is taught by Volusia County Fire Services. After the required 7-week course is completed, members are taken on a tour of the Volusia County Emergency Operations Center. We then offer CPR classes and training on the use of our 800 mgh radios.


Name of Program: IBIS CERT
Geographic Area: West Palm Beach
Point of Contact: Kenneth Jones
Phone Number: (561) 804-4705
E-mail address: kjones@wpb.org
Brief Description: IBIS CERT was formed to enable our community in the Western area of West Palm Beach, to have its own first responders to any emergency that may come up. We are under the supervision of West Palm Beach Fire & Rescue.


Name of Program: Caloosa CERT
Geographic Area: NE Palm Beach County, Unincorporated
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 379-8579
E-mail address: dcurtis41@mac.com
Brief Description: Caloosa is a 325 home equestrian community of 5 acres or more sites. We are unincorporated and located near Palm Beach Gardens, Fl but serviced by the County Fire/Rescue. We currently have 23 members of whom 8 have had FEMA training. We are waiting for the county to resume training programs but at the time we are going forward with our own training program. All members have Red Cross CPR & First level training. Our communications are with GMRS owned by the Group and Ham. We have medical as well as other professional members on our team. All team members have their "tool Kits" and the Team has a substantial Medical supplies war chest. We meet twice monthly for training and practice.


Name of Program: North Fort Myers FD CERT
Geographic Area: North Fort Myers, Fl (Lee Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (239) 731-1931
E-mail address: mhnfmfd@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Dynamic long time CERT program with frequent training courses.


Name of Program: North Port High School C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: North Port, Fl (Sarasota Co.)
Point of Contact: Michael Jennings
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (941) 423-8558
E-mail address: Michael_Jennings@srqit.sarasota.k12.fl.us
Website address: http://www.NPHSCERT.com
Brief Description: The C.E.R.T. program is open to high school students. It is a one semester course. Students conduct fire extinguisher practice, Search & Rescue, and triage procedures. All students are given the opportunity to gain first-aid/CPR certification during class time. Students also are exposed to the IFSTA fire curriculum.


Name of Program: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Geographic Area: City of Edgewater, FL (Volusia Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (904) 424-2445
E-mail address: TTBarlow@cityofedgewater.org
Brief Description: We have 120 active people trained. We meet once a month for training. Each quarter, we have a full-scale drill that specializes in disaster operations. These people are a tremendous asset to the Fire Departmentand have helped us in times of disaster and in many other non-disaster operations.


Name of Program: Fernandina Beach Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: City of Fernandina Beach, Fl. (Nassau Co.)
Point of Contact: Jennifer Gooding (interim)
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (904) 277-7305
E-mail address: Jgooding@fbfl.org
Brief Description: New program begun late Fall 2003.


Name of Program: City of Deltona CERT
Geographic Area: Deltona, Fl (Seminole Co.)
Point of Contact: Sue Houle
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 575-308
E-mail address: shoule@ci.deltona.fl.us
Brief Description: A new program, which just graduated it's first CERT qualified group in Oct 2002. More courses are planned for 2002 & 2003.


Name of Program: Desoto County CERT
Geographic Area: Desoto County, Fl.
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (863) 993-4842
E-mail address: c.albritton@co.desoto.fl.us
Brief Description: Next training session is scheduled for April 6th, 2004. Have successfully graduated 12 CERT Volunteers to date.


Name of Program: Dixie County Emergency Services CERT
Geographic Area: Dixie County, Fl.
Point of Contact: Scott Garner
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (352) 498-1240
E-mail address: scott.garner@dixieemergency.com
Website address: http://www.dixieemergency.com
Brief Description: Our fourth training session is scheduled to begin in August 2004. Dixie County has trained and equipped 45 local citizens for our CERT Program.


Name of Program: Dunedin Volunteer Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Dunedin, Fl (Pinellas Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (727) 298-3092
E-mail address: firemarshal@dunedinfl.net
Brief Description: Program began originally as part of a church organization but has now been tansitioned to a citywide program sponsored through the City Fire/Rescue Services.


Name of Program: Jax CERT
Geographic Area: Duval County, Fl (Jacksonville)
Point of Contact: Jennifer Stagg
Phone Number: (904) 630-2472
E-mail address: JStagg@coj.net
Website address: http://www.jaxcert.info
Brief Description: Jacksonville/Duval County has a strong CERT program with classes occuring on a regular basis.


Name of Program: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Geographic Area: Escambia County, Fl
Point of Contact: John Dosh
Phone Number: (850) 595-3314
E-mail address: john_dosh@co.escambia.fl.us
Brief Description: The Escambia County CERT program began in 1998. The course is offered to all residents and businesses on a first come,first serve basis. Local Fire Services, EMS and Emergency Management personnel, volunteer their time to teach the course.


Name of Program: Estero CERT
Geographic Area: Estero, Fl (Lee Co.)
Point of Contact: Jerry VanGelder
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (941) 947-3473
E-mail address: vangelder@esterofire.org
Brief Description: First class graduated in October 2002, with additional classes in 2003 in progress or beginning.


Name of Program: Flagler County CERT
Geographic Area: Flagler County Florida
Point of Contact: Troy Harper
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 437-7381
E-mail address: tharper@flagleremergency.com
Website address: http://www.flagleremergency.com
Brief Description: Flagler County CERT plans to train over 100 members in the next 2 years. Our first team will be in Sea Colony, an Ocean Side Gated Community.


Name of Program: CERT Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Okaloosa County, Florida
Point of Contact: Ken Wolfe
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (850) 651-7560
E-mail address: kwolfe@co.okaloosa.fl.us
Website address: http://www.co.okaloosa.fl.us
Brief Description: In Okaloosa County, Community Emergency Response Teams are designed to be coordinated at the neighborhood level by a designated CERT leader. The teams are trained in disaster preparedness, disaster medical, light search and rescue operations, pre and post storm operations and are then certified as CERT Teams.


Name of Program: French-Canadian Mobil Home Park
Geographic Area: Okeechobee County, Fl
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (863) 357-2292
E-mail address: alga@okeechobee.com
Brief Description: A unique bi-lingual team (US & French Canadian)off of US Highway 441, north of Lake Okeechobee in South Florida with 12+ members, some of whom are French Canadians living here only during the winter.


Name of Program: CERT Association of Greater Orlando
Geographic Area: Orange Co., Fl (Greater Orlando Area)
Point of Contact: Colm Reid
Title: n/a
Phone Number:
E-mail address: EIRECOLM2@AOL.COM
Website address: http://www.cenflacert.tripod.com/cago
Brief Description: Orlando is the home of the First CERT Team in Florida. With over 300 trained citizens, a wide area of this growing city is represented. The CERT Association of Greater Orlando provides monthly training opportunities for CERT Graduates. Currently 25 graduates are participating in a First Responder course sponsored by the Orlando Fire Department.


Name of Program: Orange County CERT and BERT Programs
Geographic Area: Orange County, Fl. (Unicorporated Orange County and all municipalities,except City of Orlando)
Point of Contact: Preston Cook
Phone Number: (407) 836-9140
E-mail address: Preston.Cook@ocfl.net
Website address: http://www.ocoem.com
Brief Description: The Orange County Office of Emergency Management delivers the 7 session Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and modified Business Emergency Response Team (BERT) training program to community and businesses. The training covers basic disaster survival and recovery information plus emergency preparedness skills important to know in a disaster. Teams are trained to help themselves, their neighbors and fellow employees until emergency services arrive. Teams are also trained to assist and work with emergency services when there is a need.


Name of Program: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Geographic Area: City of Orlando,Fl. (Orange Co.)
Point of Contact: Commander Vicki Robles
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (407) 246-3128
E-mail address: vicki@cityoforlando.net
Website address: http://www.cityoforlando.net
Brief Description: The Orlando Fire Department teaches citizens to SURVIVE THE STORM. No matter what the hazard - hurricane, tornado, wildfire, or manmade, this education and hands-on training course teaches citizens how to prepare for, respond to and mitigate against the damages from these events.


Name of Program: Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Geographic Area: Osceola County, Fl
Point of Contact: Steven Proctor
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (407) 343-6953
E-mail address: spro@osceola.org
Website address: http://www.osceola.org
Brief Description: This six (6) week course is taught with FEMA materials and standards to our citizens and guests.


Name of Program: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office (COP) CERT Team
Geographic Area: Palm Beach County, Fl (Countywide)
Point of Contact: Lt. Jeffrey Lindskoog
Title: n/a
Phone Number:
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: Contact with this group should be made through Palm Beach County Emergency Management Office. (561) 742-6333. Contact person: Brain Hanley.


Name of Program: Satellite Beach Community Response Team
Geographic Area: Satellite Beach, Fl (Brevard Co.)
Point of Contact: Richelle Owens
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (321) 773-4405
E-mail address: rowens@satellitebeach.org
Brief Description: The City of Satellite Beach Community Emergency Response Team has 19 dedicated and enthusiastic members. Our CERT members have a vast amount of experience and education in the fields of medicine, psychology, hazardous materials, firefighting, and rescue. Monthly training/business meetings are held and attendance is regular.


Name of Program: Seminole County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Geographic Area: Seminole County, Florida
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (407) 665-5132
E-mail address: jperry@co.seminole.fl.us
Website address: http://www.seminolepublicsafety.org/em/cert.asp
Brief Description: The Seminole County CERT training programs are going well throughout the County. In addition, the CERT Association has become a most valuable asset. They have trained very hard over the past year and continue so that the participants maintain and improve their skills. Some of the additional training that the members have taken is CPR, SkyWarn, Amateur Radio, Large Incident Rehab, ICS, EM2000, First Responder, Train the Trainer, Practical Drills, and Terrorism Awareness. The volunteers within Seminole County are what make this program a huge success.


Name of Program: Seminole County CERT Association
Geographic Area: Seminole County, Florida
Point of Contact: Chuck Miles
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (407) 331-1262
E-mail address: cmiles8960@aol.com
Website address: http://www.insidecentralflorida.com/community/groups/CERT
Brief Description: Started 3 years ago, the association provides continuing and advanced training to graduates of the county CERT program. Additionally, training is provided so that CERT members can obtain Amateur radio licenses and provide Rehabilitation services to the Seminole County Fire Department. The association meets once a month and provides CERT volunteers to Emergency Management to assist in EOC operations, wildfire support, severe weather events or as required or requested.


Name of Program: South Daytona C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: South Daytona, Fl (Volusia Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 322-3033 3050
E-mail address: lpeer@southdaytona.org
Website address: http://www.southdaytona.org
Brief Description: We are newly formed and still compiling members and equipment. The Fire Department will assist the Police Department in training and organization.


Name of Program: Fort Lauderdale CERT
Geographic Area: Ft. Lauderdale, Fl (Broward Co.)
Point of Contact: Lieutenant Eric Pologruto
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (954) 828-3624
E-mail address: EricP@cityfort.com
Website address: http://www.ci.ftlaud.fl.us/fire-rescue
Brief Description: Since 1994 over 800 citizens have received Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue's CERT training. The department offers two CERT training classes per year with each class lasting 7 consecutive weeks. Topics of the course include: Disaster Preparedenss, Medical Operations, Light Search & Rescue, Fire Suppression, and adult CPR.


Name of Program: Ft. Walton Beach CERT
Geographic Area: City of Fort Walton Beach, Fl (Okaloosa County)
Point of Contact: David Messerschmidt
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (850) 833-9570
E-mail address: dmesserschmidt@fwb.org
Brief Description: New program starting up in sumer of 2003.


Name of Program: Hialeah Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: City of Hialeah, FL
Point of Contact: Wayne Ward
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (305) 883-6900
E-mail address: WWard@ci.hialeah.fl.us
Brief Description: New program getting underway in late fall 2004.


Name of Program: Holly Hill CERT
Geographic Area: City of Holly Hill, Fl (Volusia County)
Point of Contact: Ed Brown
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 248-9471
E-mail address: ebrown@hollyhillfl.org
Brief Description: Program is expanding in summer 2003.


Name of Program: Miramar CERT
Geographic Area: City of Miramar, Fl (Broward County)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number:
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: New program start-up summer 2003.


Name of Program: Mount Dora CERT
Geographic Area: City of Mount Dora, Fl (Lake Co.)
Point of Contact: R. Snowberger (Acting)
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (954) 967-4341
E-mail address: snowbergerr@ci.mount-dora.fl.us
Brief Description: New program begun in late Fall 2003.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: City of Nokomis, Fl (Sarasota Co.)
Point of Contact: Jack Doyle
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (941) 488-8855
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: The first CERT Class was completed 2001 and funded by a grant from the Vince oundation. Other classes have been taught. The program is 8 weeks long, is free of charge, utilizes the FEMA Basic Curriculum along with an added local unit pertaining to wildlife interface.


Name of Program: Ormond Beach CERT
Geographic Area: City of Ormond Beach, Fl (Volusia Co.)
Point of Contact: Ron Chamberlain
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 676-3208
E-mail address: chamberlainr@ormondbeach.org
Brief Description: New start-up program summer 2003.


Name of Program: Palm Bay FD CERT
Geographic Area: City of Palm Bay, Fl (Brevard Co.)
Point of Contact: Mary Schultz
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (321) 952-3400 4663
E-mail address: shulm@palmbayflorida.org
Brief Description: New start-up program summer 2003.


Name of Program: Palm Coast Fire/Rescue CERT
Geographic Area: City of Palm Coast, Fl (Flagler Co.)
Point of Contact: Lt. Randy Holmes
Title: n/a
Phone Number:
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: New start-up program summer 2003.


Name of Program: City Of Kissimmee CERT Program
Geographic Area: City Of Kissimmee, Fl (Osceola Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (407) 518-2222
E-mail address: lammor@kissimmee.org
Brief Description: Program began in 1997, but was in-active for a while. In 2003-2004 it revitalized and CERT courses are offered again.


Name of Program: City of Lake Helen CERT Association
Geographic Area: City of Lake Helen, Fl (Volusia Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 228-2145
E-mail address: kchester@lakehelen.com
Brief Description: This CERT Program is coordinated by the City of Lake Helen, the Lake Helen Police Department and the Volunteer Fireman's/CERT Association. Extensive refresher and continuing education training is available.


Name of Program: Largo Community Emergency Response team
Geographic Area: City of Largo, Fl (Pinellas Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (727) 587-6718
E-mail address: dfranc@largo.com
Brief Description: New program begun in late Fall 2003, will build on a base of volunteers already utilized in a number of city departments.


Name of Program: University of Miami Canes Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: University of Miami, City of Coral Gables
Point of Contact: Danny Carvajal
Title: President
Phone Number: (786) 302-0307
E-mail address: rescuecanes@gmail.com
Brief Description: The UM CERT team is comprised of University of Miami students. The team was established to assist the University in preparation and recovery following a major disaster. The UM CERT also assists the surrounding neighbors of the University of Miami in preparing for hurricanes and following a hurricane by delivering bottled water and information to homes. The UM CERT's first recruit class was February 2006.


Name of Program: Florida CERT Association
Geographic Area: Florida Statewide
Point of Contact: Jack Williams
Title: n/a
Phone Number:
E-mail address: jackwilliams@polk-county.net
Brief Description: Statewide CERT Association offering training, conferencing and mutual team interaction.


Name of Program: Fl. Junior Chamber of Commerce CERT Program
Geographic Area: Florida Statewide
Point of Contact: Richard Russo
Title: n/a
Phone Number:
E-mail address: roosterusso@cfl.rr.com
Brief Description: New program to train Jaycee State Disaster Team personnel in CERT principles and activities.


Name of Program: South Trail F/R CERT
Geographic Area: Ft. Myers, Fl (Lee Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (239) 482-8030
E-mail address: stfd2@yahoo.com
Brief Description: New start-up program summer 2003.


Name of Program: City of Hallendale Beach CERT
Geographic Area: Hallendale Beach, Fl (Broward Co.)
Point of Contact: Alex Baird
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (954) 457-1470
E-mail address: abaird@aol.com


Name of Program: Hamilton County Community Emergency Response
Geographic Area: Hamilton County, Fl
Point of Contact: Roger Ehlert
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 792-6647
E-mail address: hamcoecrt1@alltel.net
Brief Description: New program begun in late Fall 2003.


Name of Program: Hardee County EM CERT
Geographic Area: Hardee County, Fl
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (863) 773-6373
E-mail address: rich.shepard@hardeecounty.net
Brief Description: Program restarted in the Spring 2005 .


Name of Program: Lakeridge Greens CERT (Palm Beach Co.)
Geographic Area: Palm Beach County, Fl (Lake Ridge Greens)
Point of Contact: Bob Bashe
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 739-9733
E-mail address: Rmbashe@aol.com
Brief Description: Established almost 2 years ago, we're a community of 352 families with 45 CERT trained members and about 20 volunteers with various medical, amateur radio and other skills. 120 trained volunteers man our community AED program. We are working on enhancing liaison and support for all CERT groups with PBC EOC and Fire/Rescue.


Name of Program: Palm Beach County CERT
Geographic Area: Palm Beach County, Fl
Point of Contact: Capt. Dennis Peek
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 616-7062
E-mail address: dpeek@co.palm-beach.fl.us
Brief Description: Palm Beach County Fire/Rescue in cooperation with Palm Beach County Emergency Management now provides CERT Basic Training through the Palm Beach Community College EMS/Fire School Program.


Name of Program: Palm Beach Gardens CERT
Geographic Area: Palm Beach Gardens, Fl (Palm Beach Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 799-4306
E-mail address: jschettenhelm@pbgfl.com
Website address: http://www.ci.palm-beach-gardens.fl.us
Brief Description: Program began in 2000 with over 100 team members living in various neighborhoods with a wide range of diverse backgrounds and range in age from teens to 70s.


Name of Program: Villa Boughese H/O CERT
Geographic Area: Palm Beach County, Fl (Villa Boughese)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 865-9250
E-mail address: jbcohenoct@aol.com


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Boynton Beach, Fl (Palm Beach Co.)
Point of Contact: James Ness
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 742-6333
E-mail address: nessj@ci.boynton-beach.fl.us
Website address: http://www.bbfrd.org
Brief Description: Boynton Beach is a 18 sq. mile municipality with a population of 62,000, located on the east coast of Florida just south of West Palm Beach. Our CERT program is open to citizens of Boynton Beach and is currently funded through a state EMS grant.


Name of Program: Maitland Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: City of Maitland, Fl. (Orange Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (407) 539-6227
E-mail address: kneuhard@ci.maitland.fl.us
Brief Description: A goal of the City is to have trained CERT personnel in every residential neighborhood. Program includes refresher and advanced training to provide properly trained CERT members opportunities to work with City safety personnel to understand abilities and expectations.


Name of Program: CERT Miami
Geographic Area: City of Miami, Fl. (Miami-Dade County)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (305) 579-6239
E-mail address: ggrieco@ci.miami.fl.us
Website address: http://www.certmiami.com
Brief Description: Program began in March 2004 and has steadily grown.


Name of Program: Miami Beach CERT
Geographic Area: City of Miami Beach, Fl (Miami-Dade County)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (305) 673-4935
E-mail address: dmogen@miamibeachfl.gov
Website address: http://www.miamibeachfl.gov
Brief Description: Program began in 2003 and classes are offered on a regular basis.


Name of Program: Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Hernando County, Florida
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (352) 754-4083
E-mail address: pamh@hernandocounty.us
Website address: http://www.co.hernando.fl.us/em
Brief Description: We have a 7-week class that follows the FEMA guidelines. We conduct a small disaster drill at the end of each class to tie in all of the subjects that were taught in the classes.


Name of Program: South Florida Community College CERT Training Program
Geographic Area: Highlands County, Fl. (Avon Park)
Point of Contact: Jerry DeLonge
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (863) 784-7280
E-mail address: dejonge@southflorida.edu
Brief Description: CERT Training Program begun in Summer 2003 which offers CERT training to residents of Highlands, Hardee and Desoto Counties in South Central Florida.


Name of Program: Sun City Emergency Squad CERT
Geographic Area: Hillsborough County, Fl.(Sun City)
Point of Contact: Nancy Couch
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (813) 272-6600
E-mail address: couchn@hillsboroughcounty.org
Brief Description: Hillsborough County's CERT Program was initiated in 1996 when the pilot CERT program was implemented in the South Hillsborough County area of Sun City Center. We are currently actively soliciting for participants via Neighborhood Associations, business connections, speaking engagements, mail outs, press and radio announcements.


Name of Program: School Board of Highlands County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Highlands County, Fl
Point of Contact: Jim Bible (Temporary)
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (863) 471-5567
E-mail address: biblejim@highlands.k12.fl.us
Brief Description: New program beginning late fall 2004.


Name of Program: Strawberry Ridge C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Hillsborough County, Fl (Valrico)
Point of Contact: Marty Sullivan
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (813) 272-6600
E-mail address: mrty426@aol.com
Brief Description: Started training Jan. 2003, second class has completed training.


Name of Program: Pembroke Pines CERT
Geographic Area: City of Pembroke Pines, Fl (Broward Co.)
Point of Contact: Sgt. Michael Arnett
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (954) 436-3284
E-mail address: marnett@ppines.com
Brief Description: New start-up program summer 2003.


Name of Program: Riviera Beach CERT
Geographic Area: City of Riviera Beach, Fl. (Palm Beach Co.)
Point of Contact: Tania Maxwell, FF/Paramedic
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 845-4104
E-mail address: taniarmaxwell@aol.com
Brief Description: New Program beginning summer 2005.


Name of Program: Titusville CERT
Geographic Area: City of Titusville, Fl (Brevard Co.)
Point of Contact: Thomas Weaver
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (850) 413-9891
E-mail address: thomas.weaver@dca.state.fl.us
Brief Description: Program began in mid 2003. The City of Titusville sponsored program is in hiatis status for 2006 as it reorganizes. A new program sponsored by the Fire dept is being considered by the city.


Name of Program: Wilton Manors CERT
Geographic Area: City of Wilton Manors, Fl (Broward Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (954) 390-2156
E-mail address: egribbon@wiltonmanors.com
Brief Description: Program began during fall 2003.


Name of Program: Tice Fire & Rescue District CERT Program
Geographic Area: Tice, Fl (Lee Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (941) 694-2380
E-mail address: ticefd2@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team, comprised of 4 different neighborhood teams with 36 members total. These are civilians that respond to local disasters.


Name of Program: City of So. Pasadena CERT
Geographic Area: South Pasadena, Fl (Pinellas Co.)
Point of Contact: Chief Nailer
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (727) 344-1666
E-mail address: sopasfd@tampabay.rr.com
Brief Description: A program with 15-20 CERT members, who primarily work with Fire Dept & City Services on pre-storm preparation & special activities. They receive special training in evacuation activities, windshield surveys, electrical considerations, etc.


Name of Program: Coquina Crossing CERT Team
Geographic Area: St. Johns County, Fl
Point of Contact: Linda M. Stoughton
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (904) 824-6964
E-mail address: emgmgnt@co.st-johns.fl.us
Website address: http://www.sjcemergencymanagement.org
Brief Description: The Coquina Crossing CERT Team is neighborhood based and trains on a monthly basis.


Name of Program: St. Lucie County CERT
Geographic Area: St. Lucie County, Fl
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (772) 461-5201
E-mail address: maryd@co.st.lucie.fl.us
Brief Description: A limited program began in 2004, but was interrupted by the 2004 hurricane season. It is back underway in Spring 2005.


Name of Program: St. Pete Beach CERT
Geographic Area: St. Pete Beach, Fl (Pinellas Co)
Point of Contact: Tom Malone
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (727) 363-9208
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: 80 person team who assists in Fire/Rescue activities within this beach front community.


Name of Program: Suntree CERT
Geographic Area: Suntree. Fl (Brevard County)
Point of Contact: Dick Childs
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (321) 254-4774
E-mail address: RECHILDSJR@WORLDNET.ATT.NET
Brief Description: We recently completed our tenth class. This brings our strength to 124 members. We currently have four field teams covering 4500 homes and an operations center for control and coordination. Our operations center maintains communications with our four team leaders and the Brevard County Office of Emergency Management.


Name of Program: Suwannee County Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Suwannee County,Fl.
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 364-3405
E-mail address: johnnyw@bocc.suwclerk.org
Brief Description: New program begun late Fall 2003.


Name of Program: Southeast Florida CERT includes Palm Beach County EM, Cities of Boca Raton, Delray, Palm Beach Gardens and West Palm Beach
Geographic Area: Palm Beach Co. ( Southeast Florida)
Point of Contact: Brian Hanley
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 712-6329
E-mail address: bhanley@psd.co.palm-beach.fl.us
Website address: http://www.co.palm-beach.fl.us/eoc
Brief Description: Eight-week program running in various locations throughout the county. The county maintains a database and co-issues all identification. Unified program combines instructors from cities of Boca Raton, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens and County Emergency Management.


Name of Program: RiverWalk CERT
Geographic Area: Palm Beach County, Fl (River Walk)
Point of Contact: Len Fintzy
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 686-6668
E-mail address: len@fintzy.com
Brief Description: We are the largest single HOA in the state of Florida and so 40 of us took CERT training about a year ago. More are waiting for the local government to offer new classes. Our HOA covers 640 acres with over 10 miles of roads and almost 200 acres of lakes. It is our expectation to CERT-train more residents and to train our people in CPR, Community First Aid and AEDs.


Name of Program: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Geographic Area: Collier County, Fl
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (941) 774-8444
E-mail address: JamesVonRiteln@colliergov.net
Brief Description: Six district operational groups planned expansion and implementation of North Naples program concept to other areas of Collier County.


Name of Program: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Geographic Area: Alachua County, FL
Point of Contact: David Donnelly, FAEM
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (352) 491-4626
E-mail address: ddonnell@co.alachua.fl.us
Website address: http://www.alachua-em.org
Brief Description: The program runs 8 weeks and includes the FEMA core curriculum, pre and post event operations and an additional module on woodland/urban interface. All materials are free.


Name of Program: Altamonte Springs Police Dept CERT Program
Geographic Area: Altamonte Springs, Fl. (Seminole Co.)
Point of Contact: MPO Chris Willett
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (407) 263-3788
E-mail address: willett@aspd.org
Brief Description: This is a "new" program starting up in Spring 2004. There was a program at one time in the Altamonte Springs Fire Department but that program ceased with the merger of the Altamonte Springs Fire Department with the Seminole County Fire/Rescue Service. The Altamonte Springs Police Department is now organizing a new CERT program for the community.


Name of Program: St Stephen CERT (STS-CERT)
Geographic Area: Valrico/Riverview
Point of Contact: Nancy Couch
Phone Number: (813) 224-8920
E-mail address: couchn@hillsboroughcounty.org
Website address: clusky@tampabay.rr.com
Brief Description: STS-CERT is setup to complement professional Fire and Police organizations in a local disaster situations where the normal rescue and medical services are overwhelmed.


Name of Program: West Palm Beach Fire Rescue
Geographic Area: City of West Palm Beach (Palm Beach Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 835-2928
E-mail address: rturnque@ci.west-palm-beach.fl.us
Website address: http://www.wpbfr.com
Brief Description: The CERT Program started in March 2002. We've trained aprox. 64 residents as of Nov 2002. The class is offered throughout the year and is scheduled to meet each communities needs. Our goal is to have CERT's in all communities for maximum effectiveness.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Clearwater, Fl (Pinellas Co.)
Point of Contact: Jeff Patterson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (727) 462-6324
E-mail address: jeffery.patterson@myclearwater.com
Website address: http://www.myclearwater.com (go to Fire Dept)
Brief Description: Clearwater has held four courses. The CERT graduates are an appreciated, valued auxillary group willing and dedicated to helping their community. Other CERT courses are planned.


Name of Program: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Geographic Area: Panama City, Fl (Bay Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (850) 872-3053
E-mail address: amanda.mcdaniel@cityofpanamacity.com
Brief Description: An EMPA grant from the State of Florida allowed start-up and completion of our first CERT Course in April 2001. Additional courses have occurred, with demand high. We have had some notable trainees: a 13 year old, a 10 year old and a seeing dog in training named Orbit.


Name of Program: Palm Harbor F/R CERT
Geographic Area: Palm Harbor, Fl (Pinellas Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (727) 787-5974
E-mail address: kpatterson@palmharborfd.com
Brief Description: New start-up program summer 2003.


Name of Program: Florida Division of Emergency Management
Geographic Area: State of Florida
Point of Contact: Princess Ousley
Phone Number: (850) 413-9939
E-mail address: Princess.Ousley@em.myflorida.com
Website address: http://www.floridadisaster.org
Brief Description: There are 450+ CERT Teams and Sector Units, functioning in 140 CERT Programs covering 57 counties in Florida as of January 2006 and we continue to grow. Local fire departments, law enforcement agencies, county emergency management offices and other groups such as some Red Cross Chapters, schools, civic groups and businesses sponsor the CERT Program in the State. Initially FEMA FY 02 funds and DHS FY 03, FY04 and FY 05 funds have been utilized to start-up programs in counties and locations without programs and to expand current programs. Over 25 CERT Train-The-Trainer (TTT) Courses have been offered in Florida since mid 2002 with more than 500 trainers completing the training. At least 6-8 CERT TTT courses will be offered during the 2005-2006 training cycle which will begin in late October 2005 following the major part of the 2005 hurricane season . Information on these courses can be found after September 1st on the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) Training Calendar Webpage http://floridadisaster.org/trainingcalendar/index.asp. Training has been conducted in high schools for students, faculty and staff, in businesses, through churches and in many neighborhoods. CERT trained volunteers in several areas of the State have formed CERT associations and meet regularly to maintain their skills and prepare themselves for disasters. With additional training, CERT volunteers also perform community service duties to support local emergency management & emergency services ranging from working in emergency operations centers to helping to feed and support workers in staging areas and assist in manning shelters. Specially trained CERT volunteers also assist with damage assessment, traffic control and evacuation, first responder activities, mitigation education activities and public education activities. The State's Division of Emergency Management coordinates the CERT train-the-trainer course to help local agencies start-up a program. Some counties and municipalities also conduct train-the-trainer courses as needed.


Name of Program: Pasco County CERT
Geographic Area: Pasco County, FL
Point of Contact: Lisa Hale
Phone Number: (727) 847-8137
E-mail address: lhale@pascocountyfl.net
Brief Description: Pasco County conducts a 7-week academy consistent with FEMA guidelines. Classes meet Wednesday nights from 630-930pm. During 2000, the inaugural year, four academies were conducted and 110 students graduated. Funding for the first year was provided by a competitive grant from the State of Florida Emergency Management Preparedness and Assistance Trust Fund. The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners is funding two academies during 2001.


Name of Program: CERT-East Lake Fire-Rescue
Geographic Area: Pinellas County, Fl (East Lake Fire District)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (727) 784-8668
E-mail address: mteolis@eastlakefirerescue.com
Website address: http://wwww.eastlakefirerescue.com
Brief Description: New program getting under way in summer 2005 in Northern Pinellas County, Fl.


Name of Program: Pinellas Suncoast Fire/Rescue CERT
Geographic Area: Pinellas County, Fl (Indian Rocks Beach Area)
Point of Contact: Cookie Kennedy
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (727) 595-1117
E-mail address: cookieirb@aol.com
Brief Description: New program begun in late summer 2003, serving the Indian Rocks Beach,other Pinellas Central Beaches and Intercostal Waterway area and a small section of mainland Largo.


Name of Program: Lealman Fire Control District CERT
Geographic Area: Pinellas County, Fl (Lealman Area)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (727) 526-5650
E-mail address: klt@lealmanfire.com
Website address: http://www.lealmancert.org
Brief Description: New program begun late Fall 2003.


Name of Program: Central Brevard (CB) CERT
Geographic Area: Port Saint John, Fl (Brevard Co)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (321) 632-8964
E-mail address: hollynamed@aol.com
Website address: http://www.psjcert.homestead.com
Brief Description: The Port Saint John CERT program began in October 2000. During the summer of 2004, the Port Saint John CERT Program and the Canaveral Groves CERT Team merged to become the Central Brevard (CB) CERT Program.


Name of Program: City of Rockledge CERT
Geographic Area: Rockledge, Fl. (Brevard Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (321) 690-3968
E-mail address: firepio@cityofrockledge.org
Brief Description: An active program, started in 2000 with now over 75 CERT graduates, operating in 3 teams in this coastal community. Monthly refresher activities are held and several new Basic CERT Training Courses are held yearly.


Name of Program: Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Safety Harbor, Fl (Pinellas Co.)
Point of Contact: Ed Martens
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (727) 724-1520
E-mail address: emartens@cityofsafetyharbor.com
Brief Description: The CERT program consists of both classroom and hands-on training in fire suppression, medical emergencies, disaster assessment and search and rescue using the FEMA curriculum. This training will assist citizens in how to prepare for a disaster and what actions to take following a disaster.


Name of Program: Santa Rosa County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Santa Rosa County, Fl.
Point of Contact: Sheryl Bracewell
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (850) 983-5360
E-mail address: sherylb@co.santa-rosa.fl.us
Brief Description: New program forming in the late summer of 2005.


Name of Program: Tamarac Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Tamarac, Fl (Broward Co)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (954) 724-2530
E-mail address: Vans@Tamarac.org
Website address: http://members.aol.com/tamaraccert/index.html
Brief Description: Tamarac Fire/Rescue CERT is a well defined program with over 300 graduates, including medical and professional people. Two-threeCERT Basic Training Courses courses are taught a year with First Responder Training Program and a Rehab Support to Emergency Services Program new functions being added as Advanced CERT training and activities for CERT.


Name of Program: Tavares Fire Department CERT Program
Geographic Area: Tavares, Fl (Lake Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (325) 742-6475
E-mail address: bluckock@tavares.org
Brief Description: The program is a little over a year old. Chief Emory Kendrick initiated the program. The information that the program initially used came from the Orlando Fire Department. The program has had two communities go through the program. We've been able to instruct a total of 45 people between the two communities. Our goal is to have at least two classes a year and to assist the established teams in their training efforts.


Name of Program: Capital Area Community Response Team-Taylor County Unit
Geographic Area: Taylor County, Fl.
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (850) 973-6002
E-mail address: tallaha@crossnet.org
Brief Description: New CERT Unit start-up, late summer 2003. This unit is a branch of the Capital Area Chapter, American Red Cross 8 county, Greater Tallahassee Area CERT program.


Name of Program: Davie Fire/Rescue CERT Team
Geographic Area: Town of Davie, Fl (Broward Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (954) 797-1163
E-mail address: sid_marchant@davie-fl.gov
Brief Description: New program beginning summer 2003.


Name of Program: Lady Lake CERT
Geographic Area: Town of Lady Lake, Fl (Levy Co.)
Point of Contact: E. Nathanson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (352) 751-1545
E-mail address: enathanson@ladylake.org
Brief Description: New program starting-up summer 2003.


Name of Program: Treasure Island C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Treasure Island, FL (Pinellas Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (727) 547-4590
E-mail address: cfant@ci.treasure-island.fl.us
Brief Description: Treasure Island C.E.R.T. conducts monthly training and organizational meeting. Members also participate in the city's emergency response team to augment limited municipal personnel due to evacuation of neighborhoods/community during hurricane threat.


Name of Program: Union County Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Union County, Fl
Point of Contact: Tommy Thomas
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 496-4330
E-mail address: ucoem@alltel.net
Website address: http://www.lake-butler.com/cert
Brief Description: Our community emergency response team is a multi-purpose team. They are trained in Search and Rescue, Disaster Response, Wildland Fire Fighting, HAZ-MAT and the Incident Command System. We also have started a training program in the area of first responders to assist EMS. These are all volunteers. We also respond to any county or city that request assistance.


Name of Program: Volusia County Department of Public Protection CERT Training Program
Geographic Area: Volusia County, Fl.
Point of Contact: Suzie Darby
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (321) 383-7365 2903
E-mail address: sdarby@co.volusia.fl.us
Brief Description: Training program available to county residents.


Name of Program: Baker County Emergency Services CERT
Geographic Area: Baker County, Fl
Point of Contact: Carolyn Hodges
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (904) 259-6161
E-mail address: bcem@setel.net
Brief Description: Program began during summer 2003.


Name of Program: Boca Raton Fire-Rescue Services CERT
Geographic Area: Boca Raton, Fl (Palm Beach Co.)
Point of Contact: Cindy Metcalf
Phone Number: (561) 367-6717
E-mail address: cmetcalf@ci.boca-raton.fl.us
Brief Description: Established in 1998, this strong, well organized program demonstrates strong commitment and community support for CERT concepts with 375 trained personnel, organized in to 15 teams with a CERT budget and personnel support for the program within the Fire-Rescue Service.


Name of Program: Brevard County CERT Association
Geographic Area: Brevard County, Florida
Point of Contact: Nancy A. Smith
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (321) 637-6670
E-mail address: nancy.smith@countygovt.brevard.fl.us
Website address: http://www.embrevard.com
Brief Description: Brevard County recently started a CERT Association with 65 members in attendance. This web site will promote all classes in Brevard, show photos from class and list all special events.


Name of Program: Capital Area Community Response Teams
Geographic Area: Central Panhandle-Capital Area, Florida
Point of Contact: Chris Floyd
Phone Number: (850) 878-6080
E-mail address: arc-disasterservices@tallytown.com
Website address: http://www.tallytown.com/redcross/training.html
Brief Description: This CERT partnership program serves the following Florida counties:: Franklin, Liberty, Leon, Wakulla, Gadsden, Jefferson, Madison & Taylor.


Name of Program: NW Port Charlotte Property Owners CERT
Geographic Area: Charlotte County, Florida
Point of Contact: Wayne P. Sallade
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (941) 505-4620
E-mail address: wayne.sallade@charlottefl.com
Website address: http://www.charlottecountyfl.com/emerg.htm
Brief Description: 10 members; 1st Charlotte County CERT Team.


Name of Program: Polk County Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Polk County, Fl (Central Florida)
Point of Contact: Nancy Gucierrez
Phone Number: (863) 519-8544
E-mail address: cert@polkfl.com
Website address: http://polkfl.com/fire
Brief Description: The Polk County, Fl. CERT Program began in the summer of 2000 with the first team formed in the Polo Park subdivision, in NE Polk County. As of January 2003 we now have 5 CERT teams with over 110 graduates trained and 85 active members. Several CERT BasicCourses are planned for 2003.


Name of Program: CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Geographic Area: Pompano Beach, Fl (Broward Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (954) 786-4510
E-mail address: harry.small@copbfl.com
Website address: http://www.ci.pompano-beach.fl.us
Brief Description: Pompano Beach Fire Rescue conducts a seven week program (one evening per week) addressing the following topics: 1. Introduction to Disasters; 2/3.Disaster Medical Care I & II; 4. Fire Suppression; 5. Search & Rescue; 6. Pre-Hurricane Preparations; 7. Post Disaster Response, Psychology, and Team Organization. Participants are schooled heavily in understanding and preparing for hurricanes. Each class is 2 1/2 hours in length and stresses "hands-on" training. FEMA completion certificates are issued at the end of the program. CERT disaster equipment and bags are issued free to all participants who successfully complete the program. The cost to all participants, at this time, is funded by the city and is provided at no charge.


Name of Program: Whisperwood CERT
Geographic Area: Western Volusia County, Florida
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (386) 740-0195
E-mail address: don32724@hotmail.com
Brief Description: Whisperwood is a 55+ manufactured home community of 395 homes. We have 27 trained members, and are in an unincorporated area outside of DeLand, Florida. We are not affiliated with any group other than the County Coordinator from the Volusia County Fire Dept. The team meets monthly to update information, practice our basic first aid, review radio procedures, and revise the forms needed for record keeping. We operate 5 team-owned and 9 privately owned hand held CB radios. We have organized our team in three groups, Command, Search and Rescue, and Medical. We are currently meeting Quarterly with the county coordinator and the coordinator of the City of DeBary. We are planning to jointly organize a county CERT association. On January 13,2001, we sent a team of 8 members to the Orlando Fire Department/Universal Studios "Disaster 2001" that was a great learning experience that we shared with many others.


Name of Program: Clermont CERT
Geographic Area: Lake County, Clermont, Florida
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (352) 394-7662
E-mail address: clkrausch@earthlink.net
Brief Description: This CERT program is currently in the beginning stages of development.


Name of Program: Lake Ridge-Falls CERT
Geographic Area: Lake Ridge-Falls(Palm Beach Co,Fl.)
Point of Contact: Stan Friedman
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 740-9888
E-mail address: stanfr35@aol.com
Brief Description: Founded in 1998,with 20 trained members who meet monthly.


Name of Program: Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Lake, Sumter, Marion Counties, Fl
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (352) 266-6817
E-mail address: mike.sinopoli@vccdd.org
Website address: http://vccdd.org
Brief Description: Combination of municipal and county governments, fire, ems and law enforcement agencies and community volunteers. New program 2003. The first several courses have been completed and two teams formed.


Name of Program: Lee County CERT
Geographic Area: Lee County, Fl
Point of Contact: Joshua Roberts
Title: Citizen Corps/CERT Coordinator
Phone Number: (239) 533-3600
E-mail address: jroberts@leegov.com
Brief Description: The Lee County EM Office provides coordination, training and volunteer referals to CERT Team programs and teams in the county.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Lee County, Fl ( North Fort Myers)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (239) 731-1931
E-mail address: mhnfmfd@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Established Nov 2001. Five teams with 88 active members. Leaders meet with the Fire Dept on a monthly basis. On-going training is provided to increase skill levels.


Name of Program: Levy County CERT
Geographic Area: Levy County, Fl
Point of Contact: John MacDonald
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (352) 486-5150
E-mail address: jmacrep@bellsouth.net
Brief Description: New program starting-up summer 2003.


Name of Program: MARGATE CERT
Geographic Area: CITY OF MARGATE
Point of Contact: LLOYD KURTZMAN
Phone Number: (305) 332-9142
E-mail address: MARGATECERT@YAHOO.COM
Brief Description: PROVIDING THE CITIZENS OF MARGATE A WAY TO ASSIST THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THEIR COMMUNITY IN THE EVENT OF ANY NATURAL OR UN-NATURAL DISASTER.


Name of Program: Jackson County CERT*
Geographic Area: Jackson County
Point of Contact: Rodney Andreasen
Phone Number:
E-mail address: jcema@embarqmail.com
Website address: http://www.emergencymanager.org
Brief Description: The Jackson County CERT program trains volunteers to enhance the Jackson County Emergency Management program. The program came under the direct administration of the Emergency Management Office on June 1, 2008 and we are currently in the stages of recruiting volutneers and providing the necessary training.


Name of Program: City of Lauderdale Lakes CERT
Geographic Area: City of Lauderdale Lakes
Point of Contact: Christopher Van Vliet
Phone Number: (954) 535-2838
E-mail address: christopherv@lauderdalelakes.org


Name of Program: City of Winter Haven CERT
Geographic Area: City Limits
Point of Contact: Shannon Duncan
Phone Number: (863) 291-5665
E-mail address: sduncan@mywinterhaven.com
Brief Description: The City of Winter Haven's CERT program is in its infant stages. Our goal is to provide training and guidance to the citizens of our city that could be used as an asset during large scale incidents.


Name of Program: Midway Fire District CERT
Geographic Area: Midway Fire District
Point of Contact: Michael McKenzie
Phone Number: (850) 932-4771
E-mail address: michael.mckenzie@midwayfire.com
Website address: http://www.midwayfire.com/CERT.asp
Brief Description: Midway Fire District CERT was established in October 2007, under the authority of the Midway Fire District duly established under Florida Statute 191 and House Bill 1225. The Midway Fire District Board of Commissioners are the elected officials- they appointed a Chief Fire Officer (currently Chief Stephen Demeter) who then assigned the Administrative Lieutenant (Lt. Clayton Miller) the responsibility for the Midway Fire District CERT. All activities of the Midway Fire District CERT will be performed as directed by the Fire Chief.


Name of Program: Walton County Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Walton County
Point of Contact: Ofelia Murphy
Phone Number: (850) 892-8065
E-mail address: cert@co.walton.fl.us
Website address: http://www.co.walton.fl.us
Brief Description: An all volunteer community response team sponsored and trained by the Walton County Emergency Management Division and Walton County Fire Districts. All certified C.E.R.T members have completed a 32 hour training which consists of Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical, CPR Certification, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and Cert and a complete Simulation of all the above trainings. Continual monthly meetings and trainings are scheduled for all Cert volunteers to assure their safety and that of the community. New trainings are always in the planning, making our recruiting of volunteers a year round process. Our goal is to always have the Cert Program name out into the different communities of Walton County and we do this by having presentations along with Hurricane Preparedness information at different functions within the County to keep our residents informed of what the Cert Program has to offer all of our residents. Having started this past September 2007 with just 7 certified Cert members our trainings have accomplished to certify 60 new members. With Walton County being a very spread out area the idea of providing trainings in 3 or 4 different areas of the County has made it easier for residents to attend and better turn-outs for the trainings. This new way of running the trainings will continue and has been greatly appreciated by our residents. Getting our County Fire Districts involved have also served to be very successful. This way, the Cert volunteers train closely with the different fire house personnel whom they will likely work closely with if and when there is ever a disaster in their communities. One of our last goals is to certify at least another 30 to 40 members by the end of September 2008. The Emergency Management doors are always open to any new Walton County resident who may need information on how to stay safe in case of a disaster and important contact phone numbers to use if there is ever a need.


Name of Program: Taylor Ln. C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Taylor Ln. and surrounding area
Point of Contact: Dusty R Luker
Title: Rev
Phone Number: (941) 764-0522
E-mail address: dluker2pi@comcast.net
Brief Description: To create a C.E.A.R.T. program for Taylor Ln. and it's surrounding neighoberhood


Name of Program: East Thonotosassa Baptist Church C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: Antioc area and the Rual areas of Plant City
Point of Contact: Bob Godbey
Phone Number: (813) 272-6600
E-mail address: godbeyb@hillsboroughcounty.org
Website address: http://ETBChurch.org
Brief Description: We just began our program, We provide Emergency Response, Light search and rescue, first aid and brush clearing to the Anitoc and rual Plant City area. Our goal is to help the Communities in the best and safest way possiable, and the best way we can.


Name of Program: Glades County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Glades County
Point of Contact: Emergency Managment Snow
Phone Number: (863) 946-6020
E-mail address: asnow@myglades.com
Brief Description: To create county wide community CERT Programs. To involve community members in surviving disasters and assisting friends and neighbors when in need.


Name of Program: Marco Island CERT
Geographic Area: Marco Island
Point of Contact: Steve Fickling
Phone Number: (239) 389-5040
E-mail address: sfickling@cityofmarcoisland.com
Brief Description: Active since 2001, trained nearly 100 residents. Implementing Collier Health Dept Pandemic Red Plan on Marco, providing hurricane public information and support.


Name of Program: Dania Beach C.E.R.T.
Geographic Area: City of Dania Beach
Point of Contact: Kenci Saintil
Phone Number: (954) 924-6815
E-mail address: ksaintil@ci.dania-beach.fl.us


Name of Program: Putnam Co. ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Geographic Area: As requested by County ARES Group
Point of Contact: Jayson Southworth
Phone Number: (386) 329-0379
E-mail address: jayson.southworth@putnam-fl.com
Brief Description: PC-ARES provides communications links with emergency management public and private agenices during all emergencies as requested by the agencies


Name of Program: Kitat Konenut Florida
Geographic Area: MIAMI-DADE
Point of Contact: Barry Mezey
Phone Number: (786) 314-9493
E-mail address: kitatkonenutflorida@yahoo.com
Brief Description: Kitat Konenut Florida is a Miami-Dade County CERT Team providing relief to the county community in any diaster situation. All of our members are Red Cross certified in either: First Responder, CPR, AED, or Lifeguard training. We are also emergency response certified through the county. We hand out bottled water, provide hot meals and deal with search and rescue in any diaster situation. We are here to help educate the community in disaster prepardness as well.


Name of Program: City of Hialeah CERT Program
Geographic Area: City of Hialeah/Region 7--County-Miami Dade
Point of Contact: Joe Caragol
Phone Number: (305) 883-6960
E-mail address: jcaragol@hialeahfl.gov


Name of Program: City of North Lauderdale, Florida CERT
Geographic Area: City of North Lauderdale
Point of Contact: Kevin Bowman
Phone Number: (954) 720-4315
E-mail address: kbowman@nlauderdale.org
Brief Description: To assist emergency responders in the aftermath of a hurricane or like disaster. To promote community awareness of potential hazards and preparedness measures.


Name of Program: Cooper City CERT
Geographic Area: Southwest Broward County- Cooper City city limits
Point of Contact: Michael Campbell
Phone Number: (954) 432-8905
E-mail address: michael_campbell@sheriff.org
Brief Description: The Cooper City inaugural CERT team was established in March 2007.


Name of Program: Palm Beach County
Geographic Area: Palm Beach
Point of Contact: David Butler
Phone Number: (561) 712-6509
E-mail address: dbutler@psd.co.palm-beach.fl.us
Website address: http://www.pbcgov.com/publicsafety/emergencymanagement/volunteers/
Brief Description: Our goal is to create CERT TEAMS in areas of our county where, few or non exist. We would like for the citizens in these communities to have some basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills. These skills will improve these people ability to survive until responders arrive.


Name of Program: Hallandale Beach CERT
Geographic Area: City of Hallandale Beach
Point of Contact: Alexander Baird
Phone Number: (954) 457-1481
E-mail address: abaird@cohb.org
Website address: http://www.cohb.org


Name of Program: North Miami Beach Police Department
Geographic Area: Miami-Dade County, North Miami Beach and 7 surrounding municipalities
Point of Contact: Thomas Carney
Phone Number: (305) 787-6006
E-mail address: tom.carney@nmbpd.org
Website address: https://www.nmbpd.org
Brief Description: The North Miami Beach Police Department serves as a regional emergency operations center for 7 surrounding communities with a total population of approximately 250,000. NMBPD CERT members give critical support to first responders in emergencies, provide immediate assistance to victims, organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site, and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts. Our CERT teams are organized groups of citizens who are trained to recognize, respond to and help their communities recover from major emergencies or disasters. These teams provide immediate, vital (and often life-saving) services during large scale incidents, particularly when the response from professional emergency responders might be delayed. NMBPD CERT TRAINING If you join our CERT, you will receive basic-level training in the following areas: • Basic First Aid • Family Disaster Preparedness • Disaster Fire Suppression • CERT Operations • Basic Emergency Management • Disaster Simulation -- Skills Review • Traffic Direction Techniques • Crime Scene Protection and Control • Basic Search and Rescue • Basic Damage Assessment Through advance training and organization, team members are prepared to deploy quickly throughout their neighborhoods to perform basic emergency services to those who need it most - as well as helping secure the affected area until professional responders arrive. At that point, our CERT team members continue to assist where needed at the direction of the professionals. As a CERT team member, you will begin with approximately 25 hours of "hands on" training. This training, done by certified instructors, teaches you and your fellow team members the best methods for taking care of yourself and other citizens before, during and after major incidents. You and your CERT team members will also have the opportunity to serve North Miami Beach and the surrounding communities by participating in non-emergency activities, such as selected civic events and festivals, community safety and educational programs etc.


Name of Program: Gulfport Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Gulfport - Southern Pinellas County
Point of Contact: Gordon Yaudes
Phone Number: (727) 893-1062
E-mail address: gyaudes@ci.gulfport.fl.us
Brief Description: Dedicated to serving the citizens of Gulfport, Florida


Name of Program: Sarasota County CERT
Geographic Area: Sarasota County, Fl.
Point of Contact: Anne Miller
Phone Number: (941) 861-5300
E-mail address: ammiller@scgov.net
Brief Description: Sarasota County CERT began in January 2004. Classes are scheduled upon request by community group with no less than 12 students enrolled. Once a community group has 12 students committed, the class is formatted per their request wherever possible.. The CERT program is taught according to the FEMA 20 hour curriculum that includes disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and terrorism. Each class consists of lecture and hands on portion. The classes may be held in two ½ hour blocks or accelerated to meet the community groups need. The program culminates in a disaster simulation drill that each student must participate in to receive certification. The program is marketed to community and church groups, neighborhood associations, and businesses. As of August, 2008, Sarasota County instructed and graduated over 1,000 citizens from their CERT program. Sarasota County CERT Members are very enthusiastic and ready to assist in the event of a disaster within Sarasota County.


Name of Program: Northwest Florida CERT
Geographic Area: Northwest Florida
Point of Contact: Wayne Wilkes
Phone Number: (850) 747-4701
E-mail address: wwilkes@bayso.org
Brief Description: Members are being recruited from volunteer communications and civic organizations, with a focus on Amateur Radio and the communications technology known as "DSTAR". The team will be organized for quick response to vulnerable population areas. They will assist with damage assessment, communications, traffic / crowd control, rescue and other response and recovery activities.


Name of Program: Levy County CERT
Geographic Area: Levy County
Point of Contact: John E MacDonald
Title: CERT Coordinator
Phone Number: (352) 486-5213 225
E-mail address: lccert@bellsouth.net
Website address: http://www.levydisaster.com
Brief Description: We were formed in January of 2002. Since then we have trained over 100 volunteers. Advanced training includes several licensed HAM operators both technician and General levels. We also have advanced training in search and rescue which include volunteers at the SARTECH I, II, III levels.


Name of Program: Hillsborough County CERT @ St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
Geographic Area: Brandon, Seffner, Mango and Plant City
Point of Contact: Angie Vazquez
Phone Number: (813) 681-9115
E-mail address: eavaz35@tampabay.rr.com
Website address: eavaz35@tampabay.rr.com
Brief Description: We have graduated two CERT classes at St. Francis and had a very successful drill in May. Hope to sponsor a youth class this year and possibly another drill.


Name of Program: LADY LAKE FLORIDA CERT
Geographic Area: Town of Lady Lake
Point of Contact: Ed Nathanson
Title: Chief of Police
Phone Number: (352) 751-1570
E-mail address: enathanson@ladylakepd.org
Brief Description: There are two CERT groups in the Town of Lady Lake, Water Oak CERT and Recreation Plantation CERT. There is a third CERT in the Villages that responds to areas in Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties. CERT members provide disaster preparedness and response programs within their local areas and distribute information to residents in their areas. The Police Department Emergency Coordinator works with both groups and provides training and some financial resources through grant funding.


Name of Program: Melbourne Fire Department CERT
Geographic Area: Melbourne
Point of Contact: Angela Derby
Phone Number: (321) 255-4603
E-mail address: aderby@melbourneflorida.org


Name of Program: Deerfield Beach Fire-Rescue Services CERT
Geographic Area: Deerfield Beach, FL (Broward Co.)
Point of Contact: Kimberly H Spill
Title: Hazard Mitigation Specialist
Phone Number: (954) 480-4249
E-mail address: kspill@deerfield-beach.com
Website address: http://cert-db.netfirms.com/


Name of Program: Hollywood CERT
Geographic Area: Hollywood, Fl (Broward Co.)
Point of Contact: Sam Rivera
Title: CERT Coordinator
Phone Number: (954) 967-4341
E-mail address: sam.rivera@hollywood-cert.org
Website address: http://www.hollywood-cert.org
Brief Description: The CERT 7 week course is free to residents and people who reside in the City of Hollywood. Monthly meetings and periodical city, county and state level exercises are held to train and maintain the citizens readiness for the first-responders. We are here to serve our community with the desire to support our neighbors and neighorhoods.


Name of Program: Jackson County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Jackson County, Fl.
Point of Contact: Rodney Andresen
Title: County Emergency Manager
Phone Number: (850) 526-4500
E-mail address: jcofm@embarqmail.com
Website address: http://www.emergencymanager.org
Brief Description: Jackson County, Florida:Emergency Manager, Rodney Andreason; Sharon Robinson, Chair & Training Administrator, Jackson Citizen Corps; and Bill Carlo, CERT Council Director; are renewing recruitment and registration of new CERT participants. Our focus is to awaken previous CERT volunteers and create new CERT teams across our country. Through assistance and partnerships with Tom Smith, DEM Coordinator, Region 1; Daniel Hahn, Emergency Management Plans Chief/Citizen Corps Coordinator, Santa Rosa County; and Area 1 CERT Councils, we began a push to provide Advanced Training in May, 2008, and welcome CERT members from any area to all our advanced training courses.


Name of Program: DeBary CERT
Geographic Area: City of DeBary (Volusia County)
Point of Contact: Alan Williamson
Title: Safety Coordinator
Phone Number: (386) 668-3820
E-mail address: awilliamson@debary.org
Website address: http://www.debary.org
Brief Description: The City of DeBary offers free training classes to residents with hands-on demonstrations of the basic skills they will require to respond to their community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a major disaster.


Name of Program: Jupiter Farms CERT, Inc.
Geographic Area: Jupiter Farms ( Palm Beach Co.,Fl )
Point of Contact: Michael Howard
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 746-9032
E-mail address: KG4TPX@bellsouth.net
Website address: http://www.jupiterfarmscert.org
Brief Description: Established in 1999 membership has grown to over 72 members in the last year. We cover 15 square miles of rural un-incorporated Palm Beach. Due to the nature of our community special emphasis is placed on communications,SAR and livestock mngmt. in post-storm situation;as well as wildfire mitigation. 30% of members are amateur radio operators.We conduct our own CERT training and communications training.


Name of Program: Water Oak CERT
Geographic Area: Lady Lake, Fl (Lake Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (352) 750-4196
E-mail address: jpendl5211@aol.com
Brief Description: Program was began in March 2004. General meetings are usually 1000-1200 hours, every third Wednesday of odd numbered months. Had three hurricane activations during the August-September 2004 Florida hurricanes.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Lake Mary, Fl (Seminole Co.)
Point of Contact: Windy Niles, Coordinator
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (407) 333-8207
E-mail address: wniles@lakemaryfl.com
Website address: http://www.insidecentralflorida.com


Name of Program: Capital Area Community Response Team- Madison County Unit
Geographic Area: Madison County, Fl
Point of Contact: Unknown Unknown
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (850) 973-6002
E-mail address: tallaha@crossnet.org
Brief Description: New CERT Unit start-up summer 2003. This unit is a branch of the Capital Area Chapter, American Red Cross 8 county greater Tallahassee area CERT program.


Name of Program: Manatee County CERT
Geographic Area: Manatee County, Fl.
Point of Contact: Richard E. Haynes
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (941) 749-3022
E-mail address: dick.haynes@co.manatee.fl.us
Brief Description: New program - March 2003.


Name of Program: City of Marco Island CERT
Geographic Area: Marco Island, Fl (Collier Co.)
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (239) 389-5040
E-mail address: gpacter@cityofmarcoisland.com
Brief Description: New Program


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Marion County, FL
Point of Contact: Tom Goforth
Phone Number: (352) 622-3205
E-mail address: tgoforth@sheriff.marioncountyfl.org
Website address: http://www.marionso.com
Brief Description: Marion County, FL, is over 1600 square miles. We have 19 communities with CERT teams. We conduct 6 CERT courses a year with an average enrollment of 30 students. In addition, we conduct at least 1 Business Emergency Response Team (BERT) per year. Currently, we have over 500 active team members in our program.


Name of Program: Martin County CERT
Geographic Area: Martin County, Fl
Point of Contact: Keith Holman
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (561) 288-5694
E-mail address: kholman@martin.fl.us
Brief Description: An active program since 1997 based upon the concept that public action and involvement in disaster is a key to success in disaster preparedness, response and recovery in a coastal county subject to many forms of disasters and major incidents. Over 200 citizens have been trained since 1997 and operate in 35 CERT teams throughout the county.


Name of Program: Lake County CERT
Geographic Area: Lake County, Fl
Point of Contact: Steve LeBoutillier
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (Fax) 352- 343
E-mail address: sleboutillier@co.lake.fl.us
Brief Description: New program starting-up.


Name of Program: Bell Shoals, Brandon
Geographic Area: Southeast Hillsborough County
Point of Contact: John Martin
Title: Pastor
Phone Number: (813) 689-4229 225
E-mail address: jmartin@bellshoals.com
Website address: http://www.bellshoals.com
Brief Description: Active since Fall of 2005, we have 23 CERT members trained by the Hillsborough County Fire Department. This strong team was able to hold two mass casualty drills at the beginning of the 2006 Hurricane season. The second drill was in cooperation with CERT's from St Stephen Catholic. Plans are underway for a communications drill before the end of the 2006 Hurricane season which will involve the newly formed Bell Shoals Ham Radio Ministry.


Name of Program: Greater Tampa CERT
Geographic Area: Tampa and surrounding communities
Point of Contact: Michael Gonzalez
Title: Training Chief
Phone Number: (813) 242-5410
E-mail address: michael.gonzalez@tampagov.net
Website address: http://www.greatertampacert.com
Brief Description: The Greater Tampa CERT program offers FEMA/FDEM CERT Certification for all of the current 8 training modules. This program began in 2002 and now has almost 500 trained CERT members in the community with classes ongoing on a regular basis for new volunteers. Continuing education programs are offered ever month to the volunteers. The team received 501c3 status in 2006.


Name of Program: Okaloosa County CERT
Geographic Area: Okaloosa County
Point of Contact: Ken Wolfe
Title: EM Coordinator
Phone Number: (850) 651-7560
E-mail address: kwolfe@co.okaloosa.fl.us
Website address: http://www.co.okaloosa.fl.us
Brief Description: County wide CERT. Neighborhood ativated teams that aid in recovery efforts after a disaster


Name of Program: GRAND HAVEN CERT
Geographic Area: Grand Haven, Palm Coast
Point of Contact: Troy Harper
Title: Chief, Emergency Management Division
Phone Number: (386) 206-4546
E-mail address: tharper@flaglercounty.org
Brief Description: Respond to large scale natural disasters and other local community emergencies within our gated Florida community bordering the IntraCoastal Waterway and 1/2 mile from the Atlantic Ocean.


Name of Program: USNDFSCOM-FLORIDA CERT
Geographic Area: Statewide-select areas
Point of Contact: David Dweck
Title: CEO/Director
Phone Number: (954) 234-4359
E-mail address: ddweck@usndfscom.org
Website address: http://www.usndfscom.org
Brief Description: The mission of our organization is two fold. First to provide education and training to our members and the public in regard to Federal Emergency Management Courses, Ready.gov programs and other U.S. Department of Homeland Security sanction training and education programs. The second part of our mission is to develop and provide emergency response to natural disasters and other circumstances where our members may assist based on current levels of training.


Name of Program: Navarre CERT, Inc.
Geographic Area: Greater Navarre Area
Point of Contact: TJ Doherty
Title: Navarre CERT Coordinator
Phone Number: (850) 936-9384
E-mail address: navarrecert@bellsouth.net
Website address: http://www.NavarreCERT.org
Brief Description: Started in 2004, Navarre CERT serves the greater Navarre, FL (Santa Rosa county) area. Team meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of each month at 6PM at the Holley-Navarre Seniors Center. Each meeting we conduct some form of advanced CERT training.


Name of Program: Gulf Breeze CERT
Geographic Area: City of Gulf Breeze
Point of Contact: Peter Paulding
Title: Police Chief
Phone Number: (850) 934-5121 801
E-mail address: paulding@cityofgulfbreeze.com
Brief Description: Develop a cadre of CERT volunteers to aid in disaster response and facilitate recovery from disasters.


Name of Program: WG Ridenour Feathered Friends Forever
Geographic Area: merritt island, brevard county
Point of Contact: Wendy D Ridenour
Title: Mrs
Phone Number: (321) 452-9565
E-mail address: wridenour@cfl.rr.com
Brief Description: One of our biggest goals is to take care of the birds that few people know how to take care of after an emergency. they are equipped to take care of dogs and cats but not birds, but that okay that's our job.


Name of Program: Malabar Fire Department CERT
Geographic Area: Town of Malabar
Point of Contact: Steven E Hathaway
Title: Communications Supervisor / CERT Instructor
Phone Number: (321) 725-1030
E-mail address: shathawa@bellsouth.net
Website address: http://bellsouthpwp.net/h/a/hathaway/index.html
Brief Description: To provide CERT training to the residents of the Town of Malabar and provide support to the Malabar volunteer Fire Department.


Name of Program: Central Brevard CERT
Geographic Area: Central Brevard County
Point of Contact: John Gore
Title: BCFR Volunteer Coordinator
Phone Number: (321) 633-2056
E-mail address: john.gore@brevardcounty.us
Website address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/centralbrevardcert/
Brief Description: Central Brevard CERT's area of operations is unincorporated central Brevard County, Florida, and includes Canaveral Groves, Port St. John, and West Cocoa. Membership in Central Brevard CERT is free and is open to any resident of Brevard County, Florida. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at Discovery Christian Church, 3925 Grissom Parkway, Cocoa, at 7p.m. All are welcome to attend our monthly meetings/training sessions. Contact Central Brevard CERT at centralbrevardcert@yahoo.com