Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Pennsylvania CERT's



Name of Program: Fears & Fears Investigations and Intelligence Agency's CERT Program
Geographic Area: Allegheny County, Pittsburgh
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (412) 255-2633
E-mail address: shelly.martz@city.pittsburgh.pa.us
Brief Description: .We are disabled cert members, we use our electric wheelchairs and service dog to help us participate in our cert program, we also have a crime and terrorists watch program in which we operate daily and nightly.


Name of Program: Fears & Fears Investigations and Intelligence Agency's Homeland Security CERT and Crime and Terrorists Watch Program Headquarters
Geographic Area: Allegheny County, Pittsburgh
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (412) 255-2633
E-mail address: shelly.martz@city.pittsburgh.pa.us
Brief Description: Disabled participants that operate continous training in CERT and crime and terrorists watch program. Online investigating and intelligence watch for terrorists and internet crimes investigative reporting. Daily monitoring of neighborhoods for crime and terrorists activities. Uniform members continous patrol program which teaches citizens the importance of getting involved in CERT and actively participating in community safety and security issues. Daily & nightly crime and terrorists watch program is preventive measures type of program, uniformed citizens on patrol acts as deterrant to criminal and terrorists activities. Model Program only one in entire United States. Wendell H. Fears Chairman Fears & Fears Investigations and Intelligence Agency Disabled involvement in Disasters and Emergency Response Disabled We can Do It Programs Wendell H. Fears Contact Information 412-231-7016 Fax: 412-231-7016 601 Pressley Street # 918 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15212-5642 fearsintelligenceagency777@msn.com wendellfears@excite.com


Name of Program: Berks County CERT
Geographic Area: Berks County, Reading
Point of Contact: Kevin E. Docherty
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (610) 374-4800
E-mail address: bcema@countyofberks.com
Website address: http://www.berksema.com
Brief Description: Berks EMA is working to develop CERT throughout the 74 municipalities in Berks County. Please contact our office if you would like additional information.


Name of Program: Cameron County CERT
Geographic Area: Cameron County, Emporium
Point of Contact: Randy Metcalf
Title: n/a
Phone Number:
E-mail address: camoes2@adelphia.net


Name of Program: Lawrence County Citizens Corp
Geographic Area: Lawrence County, New Castle
Point of Contact: Brian R Melcer
Title: Chairman
Phone Number: (724) 658-7485
E-mail address: lcema@co.lawrence.pa.us
Website address: http://www.co.lawrence.pa.us/emergency/CERT.html
Brief Description: The Lawrence County Citizens Corps mission is to make communities safer, stronger and better prepared to threats of terrorism, crime, public health issus, and man made and natural disasters by engaging individuals in crime prevention, emergency preparedness and response through eduction, training and volunteer services.


Name of Program: Greater Philadelphia Search and Rescue
Geographic Area: Montgomery County, Southeastern Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia counties)
Point of Contact: Mark G. Hopkins
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (877) 598-5618
E-mail address: cert@gpsar.org
Website address: http://www.gpsar.org
Brief Description: Greater Philadelphia Search & Rescue provides Search and Rescue services as well as community education featuring the FEMA CERT training. The CERT program consists of 16 hours and is available to those civilians requesting the skills necessary to be a successful part of emergency preparedness and response. The basic program focuses on becoming self-sufficient after a disaster, community preparedness and incorporates lectures, video training, hands-on skills, training and exercises in areas such as light search & rescue operations, damage assessment, fire suppression, psychology of disasters, etc. in order to assist during the first 72 hours following a disaster. Spons. Agency: Greater Philadelphia Search & Rescue


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Monroe County, Chestnuthill Township
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (570) 992-4121
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: FEMA CERT Training.


Name of Program: Union County CERT
Geographic Area: Union County, Lewisburg
Point of Contact: Michelle P Troup
Title: Deputy Director
Phone Number: (570) 523-3201
E-mail address: mptroup@unionco.org
Brief Description: Teaching individuals in the public sector life saving techniques that can aid them in time of emergency. Kits providing them with safety items,such as hard hat, goggles, gloves, wrench tool, etc and class room time giving them the education needed to use various items to help in basic fire suppression, light search and rescue, and first aid. Training to touch base with emotional levels of individuals as well as themselves. Individuals working as a team to help their neighbors in the time of need.


Name of Program: York County CERT
Geographic Area: York County
Point of Contact: Jeff Joy
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (717) 840-7495
E-mail address: jsjoy@ycdes.org
Website address: http://www.ycdes.org
Brief Description: CERT is a collaborative effort between emergency services and citizens. CERT students are trained to provide assistance to their community when emergency services are delayed. York County CERT now has had over 45 instructors and 270 students complete the program. Puerto Rico


Name of Program: Allegheny County Dept. of Emergency Services
Geographic Area: Allegheny County, NATIONAL BUT COVERS ALLEGHENY COUNTY PITTSBURGH PENNSYLVANIA
Point of Contact: David Johnson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (412) 473-2550
E-mail address: djjohnson@county.allegheny.pa.us
Website address: http://www.county.allegheny.pa.us/emerserv/
Brief Description: The Allegheny County Department of Emergency Services (ACES)assists the municipalities and non-profit response agencies within the county by educating CERT program instructors. ACES also supports the ongoing effort by these organizations to organize and maintain CERT teams.


Name of Program: Western PA Search and Rescue Development Center
Geographic Area: Allegheny County, Pittsburgh
Point of Contact: Cynthia Garfold
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (412) 371-4357
E-mail address: cgarfold@wpsardc.org
Website address: http://www.wpsardc.org
Brief Description: Western PA Search and Rescue Development Center provides Search and Rescue services for people with special needs using Project Lifesaver technology as well as community education including FEMA CERT training. The CERT program is classroom instruction combined with hands-on application and is available to citizens that wish to learn skills and help their community in times of emergency or disaster.


Name of Program: Chester County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Chester County, West Chester
Point of Contact: Neil G Lovekin
Title: Planning Coordinator
Phone Number:
E-mail address: citizencorps@chesco.org
Website address: http://www.chesco.org/des/citizencorps
Brief Description: Chester County in cooperation with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Red Cross has developed the Community Emergency Response Team/Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (CERT/VOAD) training. By prompting a partnership, Chester County Emergency Services has bridged the gap between the professional emergency response personnel (e.g. police, EMS, and fire) and the community. Chester County designed the training to aid communities in helping each other adequately respond to major disasters. Chester County Department of Emergency Services has focused its training towards the neighborhoods, community organizations, and company workplaces as the targeted audience. In the event of a disaster that overwhelms or delays the community´┐Żs professional response, the CERT teams will have the knowledge to save the lives of their loved ones, neighbors, or their own. The CERT/VOAD training is offered at no cost consisting of two classes totaling twelve (12) hours of classroom sessions and provides participants a backpack full of disaster supplies.


Name of Program: Clarion County CERT Program
Geographic Area: Clarion County
Point of Contact: Debra L Carbaugh
Title: OES Secretary/Council Chair
Phone Number: (814) 226-6631
E-mail address: dcarbaugh@oes.clarion.pa.us
Brief Description: 16-hour course designed to provide the citizens who complete the course with the basic skills needed to resond to their community's immediate need in the aftermath of a major disaster until the emergency services responders arrive, and then to assist the responders if needed. Course material includes Disaster Preparedness, Fire Suppression, Medical Operations, Light Search & Rescue, Disaster Psychology & Team Organization, Animals in Disaster, and Terrorism Awareness & Prevention.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Cumberland County
Point of Contact: Michele Parsons
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (717) 240-6400 8712
E-mail address: mparsons@ccpa.net
Website address: http://www.ccpa.net


Name of Program: Franklin County CERT
Geographic Area: Franklin County, PA
Point of Contact: Don Eshleman Jr.
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (717) 264-2813
E-mail address: franklincountycitizencorp@co.franklin.pa.us
Website address: http://www.franklincountycitizencorp.org
Brief Description: Franklin County Department of Emergency Services provides CERT training to 22 municipalities. Please contact our office for additional information.


Name of Program: Carbon County Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Carbon County, Nesquehoning
Point of Contact: Carbon County EMA
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (570) 325-3097
E-mail address: cclepc@ptd.net
Brief Description: The mission of the Carbon County Citizens Corps and Community Emergency Response Teams is to make Carbon County communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds, through education, training and volunteer service.


Name of Program: Radnor Township CERT
Geographic Area: Radnor Township
Point of Contact: Christopher Flanagan
Phone Number: (610) 688-5606
E-mail address: cflanagan@radnor.org
Website address: http://www.radnor.com
Brief Description: We would like to better prepare the Radnor Township Community for wide scale disaster preparedness in order to assist them and the local police and EMS services in making Radnor Township a great place to live and work.


Name of Program: Centre County CERT
Geographic Area: Central
Point of Contact: Tracy Reagan
Phone Number: (814) 237-8163
E-mail address: treagan@centrelifelink.com
Brief Description: Providing disaster support and preparedness training for Centre County residents, this program has grown to a second level with added training in ICS, Haz Mat, SART and Delayed Disaster Medical Care Modules. Students leave our program with over 48 hours of community disaster training.


Name of Program: York County CERT
Geographic Area: York County
Point of Contact: Jeff Joy
Phone Number: (717) 840-7495
E-mail address: jsjoy@ycdes.org


Name of Program: RAND Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA
Geographic Area: The RAND Building in Oakland
Point of Contact: Jeffrey Predmore
Phone Number: (412) 683-2300
E-mail address: predmore@rand.org


Name of Program: York City School District
Geographic Area: York
Point of Contact: Fern I Sardegna
Title: Exec. Secretary to the Director of Business and Finance
Phone Number: (717) 849-1303
E-mail address: sardefer@ycs.k12.pa.us
Website address: http://www.ycs.k12.pa.us
Brief Description: To prepare our selves for any emergency event that could happen at our school district.