Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Wyoming CERT's



Name of Program: Platte County CERT
Geographic Area: Platte County, Wheatland
Point of Contact: Jane C Carlson
Title: Platte County EMA Coordinator
Phone Number: (307) 322-2140
E-mail address: janepcema@netscape.net
Brief Description: Platte County has begun the CERT program 8/16/04 and is in the process of scheduling training for volunteers.


Name of Program: Sheridan County CERT
Geographic Area: Sheridan County, Wyoming
Point of Contact: Tamara Tarver
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (307) 672-7009
E-mail address: cemetery@city-sheridan-wy.com
Brief Description: The Sheridan County CERT Team Program was officially launched in March, 2003. Since then, over 150 citizens have received the CERT training. Sheridan County CERT Team has been called out three (3) times. Police Department requested CERT and their equipment for assistance with lighting during the murder investigation on Big Horn Avenue (July 2004); Fire Department requested CERT to assist with evacuating citizens from Avoca Avenue to Coffeen School during the natural gas leak (December 2004); Sheridan County Emergency Management requested CERT's assistance with sandbagging at the City Shop during the flooding (April/May 2005). Four classes are scheduled this year. Please call for further information.


Name of Program: Sweetwater County CERT
Geographic Area: Sweetwater County, Rock Springs
Point of Contact: Judy Valentine
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (307) 389-3418
E-mail address: judv@swcmail.co.sweet.wy.us


Name of Program: Teton County CERT
Geographic Area: Teton County, Jackson
Point of Contact: Bill Neperud
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (307) 732-8594
E-mail address: em@tetonwyo.org
Brief Description: Teton County CERT officially launched the program February 2003.


Name of Program: Uinta County CERT
Geographic Area: Uinta County
Point of Contact: Kim West
Title: Emergency Management Coordinator
Phone Number: (307) 783-0327
E-mail address: kiwest@uintacounty.com
Website address: http://wy-uinta.civicplus.com/index.asp?SID=290
Brief Description: This is the start of the CERT Program in Uinta County and the goal is to provide training to anyone who would like to know how to take care of themselves and their families during an emergency.


Name of Program: City of Torrington CERT
Geographic Area: Goshen County, City of Torrington
Point of Contact: Bill Law
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (307) 532-2647
E-mail address: billbetty@actcom.net
Brief Description: Goal: implement the program, train residents, and maintain the program.


Name of Program: Laramie County CERT
Geographic Area: Laramie County, Wyoming
Point of Contact: David Thompson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (307) 633-4335
E-mail address: fire_warden@hotmail.com
Brief Description: Laramie County CERT was inaugurated March 1999. The program graduated its first 24 students in April 1999. The 7-week program is designed to teach residents how to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, workplaces, and to prepare them to respond to disasters in the community. More training took place in the summer of 2003, graduating 51 volunteers. Volunteers are trained in risk analysis, fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and psychology. Teamwork is highly stressed.


Name of Program: Lincoln County CERT
Geographic Area: Lincoln County
Point of Contact: Georgia Walton
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (307) 727-8033
E-mail address: gwalton@lcwy.org
Brief Description: Purpose: The Lincoln County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program provides a structured opportunity for citizens to augment local emergency response activities. Using CERT materials, local communities train teams of neighborhood volunteers and employees in the workplace in emergency preparedness and response skills. CERT members partner with local emergency management in preparing for and responding to natural or man-made disasters. Trained teams can help in saving lives and protecting property when communities´┐Ż professional response resources are stretched thin. Objectives: For fiscal year (FY) 2003, the following objectives for the Program have been identified: Have 8 people attend the CERT Train-The-Trainer (TTT) course(s) to prepare instructional teams who will initiate or expand the CERT training program. Start a second team in south Big Horn County and train, and maintain CERTs and to use these teams as an emergency management resource and as a volunteer pool to perform special projects that improve a community´┐Żs preparedness. Keep current CERT programs to continue, maintain, and expand these programs.


Name of Program: Park County CERT
Geographic Area: Park County, Cody
Point of Contact: Alex P Gisoldi
Title: Coordinator
Phone Number: (307) 527-1860
E-mail address: agisoldi@parkcounty.us
Brief Description: Just sarting the program.


Name of Program: Washakie County CERT
Geographic Area: Washakie County, Worland
Point of Contact: (307) 347-3331
Title: n/a
Phone Number:
E-mail address: washakm@trib.com
Brief Description: Purpose: This program uses government funds and volunteers to develop a Community Emergency Response Program (CERT) for our county. This program will use volunteers and government purchased equipment for special events, emergencies, etc. Approximately 25 people would be involved. Some events might be searching for lost children, weather problems, and community disasters. Objectives: 1. Obtain necessary volunteers, equipment and training for CERT team. 2. Sponsor potential instructors at train the trainer classes. 3. Provide CERT training to civilian volunteers


Name of Program: Weston County CERT
Geographic Area: Weston County, Upton
Point of Contact: Mrs. Vonda Rothleutner
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (307) 468-2656
E-mail address: emwc@trib.com
Brief Description: Weston County conducted the first basic CERT course and is currently implementing the program.


Name of Program: Lincoln County CERT
Geographic Area: Lincoln
Point of Contact: Georgia Walton
Phone Number: (307) 727-8033
E-mail address: gwalton@lcwy.org
Brief Description: Purpose: The Lincoln County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program provides a structured opportunity for citizens to augment local emergency response activities. Using CERT materials, local communities train teams of neighborhood volunteers and employees in the workplace in emergency preparedness and response skills. CERT members partner with local emergency management in preparing for and responding to natural or man-made disasters. Trained teams can help in saving lives and protecting property when communities? professional response resources are stretched thin. Objectives: For fiscal year (FY) 2003, the following objectives for the Program have been identified: Have 8 people attend the CERT Train-The-Trainer (TTT) course(s) to prepare instructional teams who will initiate or expand the CERT training program. Start a second team in south Big Horn County and train, and maintain CERTs and to use these teams as an emergency management resource and as a volunteer pool to perform special projects that improve a community's preparedness. Keep current CERT programs to continue, maintain, and expand these programs.


Name of Program: Lincoln County CERT
Geographic Area: Lincoln County, City of Afton
Point of Contact: Georgia Walton
Phone Number: (307) 727-8033
E-mail address: gwalton@lcwy.org
Brief Description: Purpose: The Lincoln County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program provides a structured opportunity for citizens to augment local emergency response activities. Using CERT materials, local communities train teams of neighborhood volunteers and employees in the workplace in emergency preparedness and response skills. CERT members partner with local emergency management in preparing for and responding to natural or man-made disasters. Trained teams can help in saving lives and protecting property when communities? professional response resources are stretched thin. Objectives: For fiscal year (FY) 2003, the following objectives for the Program have been identified: Have 8 people attend the CERT Train-The-Trainer (TTT) course(s) to prepare instructional teams who will initiate or expand the CERT training program. Start a second team in south Big Horn County and train, and maintain CERTs and to use these teams as an emergency management resource and as a volunteer pool to perform special projects that improve a community's preparedness. Keep current CERT programs to continue, maintain, and expand these programs.


Name of Program: Cowley Civilian Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Big Horn County, Cowley
Point of Contact: Richard F Fink
Title: Big Horn County Emergency Management
Phone Number: (307) 568-2516
E-mail address: bhcemc@tctwest.net
Brief Description: The Big Horn County CERT program was implemented in 2003. In August 2003, Big Horn County graduated their first students. This program teaches our citizens how to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes and workplaces, and to prepare them to respond and assist when disasters occur in the county.


Name of Program: Campbell County Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Campbell County, Wyoming
Point of Contact: David A King
Title: Coordinator
Phone Number: (307) 686-7477
E-mail address: dking@vcn.com
Website address: http://www.ccema.net/Emergency_Response_Teams/emergency_response_teams.html
Brief Description: The Campbell County Community Emergency Response Team Program was officially launched in October of 2002. Over 35 people in Campbell County have received CERT Training, and interest for the program in the community is growing. Campbell County bosts over 10 volunteer CERT instructors with backgrounds including Fire Department, EMS, Mine Safety & Rescue, Emergency Management, Red Cross and School Teachers. Campbell County CERT focuses on teaching hands on skills balanced with classroom education to not only learn each subject, but also to practice it from the start.


Name of Program: Natrona County CERT
Geographic Area: Casper, Natrona County
Point of Contact: Lt. Stewart Anderson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (307) 235-9205
E-mail address: ncema@natrona.net
Website address: http://projectimpact.natrona.net
Brief Description: Natrona County CERT was inaugurated in December 1999 as part of Natrona County's Project Impact Public Awareness and Education program. The program graduated its first 23 students in January 2000 with a second group of 22 students graduated in March of 2000. The eight-week program is designed to teach citizens how to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, their workplaces, and to prepare them to respond to disasters in the community. More training is planned for fall 2000 with three classes being offered carrying the program into spring 2001. Students are trained in risk analysis, fire suppression, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and disaster psychology. Teamwork is highly stressed, as nothing is done without assistance.


Name of Program: Converse County CERT
Geographic Area: Converse County, Douglas
Point of Contact: Chris A. Single
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (307) 358-6880
E-mail address: c_single@communicomm.com
Brief Description: The Converse County CERT Program was implemented when its first 27 members were trained in March, 2004. Classes are scheduled throughout the remainder of 2004 and into 2005. Our goal is to train 150 members from all areas of our county by the end of 2005. We plan to provide them with the uniform CERT training that gives them the skills and confidence to care for themselves, their families, and their neighbors during emergencies. We currently have 6 trainers on board, 5 of whom have attended the Train-the-Trainer course in Emmitsburg, MD. Our training cadre is made up of members of Emergency Management, Fire/HazMat, EMS, Law Enforcement, and a Red Cross First Aid trainer. With the assistance of the CERT grant we purchased and equipped a CERT response trailer. Safety equipment was also purchased for our CERT graduates.


Name of Program: Fremont County CERT
Geographic Area: Fremont County Wyoming/Wind River Indian Reservation
Point of Contact: Kim Lee
Title: n/a
Phone Number: (307) 856-2374
E-mail address: fcema@wyoming.com
Website address: http://fremontcounty.org
Brief Description: Fremont County has developed a core CERT instructor group with participation from local communities and the Shoshone and Arapaho Tribes. Our goal is to take the CERT training into all population centers of the county and recruit students. Then stage mobile CERT equipment trailers in these areas for immediate deployment during disasters.