List of Alabama CERT’s

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    Name of Program: Jefferson County CERT
    Geographic Area: Jefferson County
    Point of Contact: Michael E Harter
    Title: Training & Exercise Officer
    Phone Number: 2052542039
    E-mail address: harterm@jccal.org
    Brief Description: Our 20 person team was developed from personnel working in our Roads and Transportation Department. These employees range form labors to engineers, equipment operators to public works coordinators. Our mission is to serve the residents of Jefferson County in times of diasters. Our main concerns are the people of Jefferson County, however in time of diaster everyone living in the state of Alabama should know that Jefferson County CERT would be there for them. Having trained personnel available in post events can be vital the recovery of your community. Damage assessment will be our main objective and sharing these assessments with our local EMA.

    Name of Program: Calhoun County CERT
    Geographic Area: Calhoun County
    Point of Contact: Tammy Bain/CERT Planner
    Phone Number: 2564350540
    E-mail address: Calhouncountyvolunteers@gmail.com
    Website address: http://www.calhounema.org/volunteering.php
    Brief Description:
    Calhoun County EMA
    507 Francis St. W.
    Jacksonville, AL
    36265

    Name of Program: 1st Brigade Alabama State Defense Force
    Geographic Area: Northern Alabama
    Point of Contact: Frederick A Feld
    Title: Lt. Col.; Lead CERT training instructor for 1st Brigade
    Phone Number: 2566049419
    E-mail address: vigilanttiger@bellsouth.net
    Website address: http://alsdfrecruitingcommand.com
    Brief Description: The Alabama State Defense Force (ALSDF) works in conjunction with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, individual county emergency management agencies and other local and municipal government agencies to provide disaster response on an as ordered or requested basis.

    Name of Program: CERT ONE (1) Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: City of Mobile – Mobile County, Alabama
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2514608000
    E-mail address: mevans@mcema.net
    Brief Description: Mission Statement: To review/enhance curriculum and recruit and provide trainers for the purpose of developing well-trained (CERT) Community Emergency Response Teams throughout Mobile Country.

    Name of Program: Chambers County CERT
    Geographic Area: Chambers County, Lanett
    Point of Contact: Kami D Neighbors
    Title: Planner/Deputy Director, Chambers Co. EMA
    Phone Number: 3345760910
    E-mail address: planner@chamberscounty911.com
    Brief Description: Chambers County CERT currently has 12 members who have comleted the course, 9 citizens who are waiting on the next class (which is being planned for August), 6 instructors who have taken the T-T-T course (only 4 are active; The original planner moved away, & the other is no longer available to help train), & 7 who are waiting on the T-T-T course (we are expecting to have @ least 15 by July 7th who wish to take this course asap & become instructors). We will begin advertising next week in order to obtain our goal of having 20 people for our next class.

    Name of Program: Cherokee County CERT
    Geographic Area: Cherokee County, Centre
    Point of Contact: Beverly Daniel
    Title: EMA Director
    Phone Number: 2569273367
    E-mail address: cherokeeema@wavemasters.com
    Brief Description: Our goal is to provide training in basic first aid techniques and damage assessment so that citizens will be able to assist local fire and rescue and law enforcement in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. We plan to involve civic groups and individuals from local industries.

    Name of Program: Chilton County CERT
    Geographic Area: Chilton County, Clanton
    Point of Contact: Wendy J Wright
    Title: Assistant EMA Director
    Phone Number: 2057550900
    E-mail address: ccema@dbtech.net
    Brief Description: The Chilton County CERT Program is designed to be coordinated at the neighborhood level by a designated CERT Leader to respond and cope with disasters.The program trains members to care first for their families,then assess and provide the needs of their nieghborhood, as they are trained,until first reponders can arrive on the scene.Once first responders arrive on the scene CERT members will support them in the recovery efforts.

    Name of Program: Colbert County CERT
    Geographic Area: Colbert County, Muscle Shoals
    Point of Contact: Gary F Cosby
    Title: CERT trainer/ Fire marshall
    Phone Number: 2563869230
    E-mail address: gcosby@hiwaay.net
    Website address: http://www.cityofmuscleshoals.com
    Brief Description: Colbet county CERT program has the goal of training 100 CERT vounteers in the next 12 months in Colbert and Franklin counties. Our program seeks to intergrate CERT volunteers with volunteer and professional emergency responders in a relationship beneficial to our counties.

    Name of Program: Cullman County Citizen Emergency Response Training
    Geographic Area: Cullman County
    Point of Contact: Kelly D Allen
    Title: Asst. Director EMA
    Phone Number: 2567395410
    E-mail address: kallen@co.cullman.al.us
    Brief Description: The Cullman County EMA is pro Active in training the general public about natural hazards that we are faced with each year, and to train the citizens in Cullman County about what surrounds them each day, and know how to react.

    Name of Program: DeKalb County CERT
    Geographic Area: DeKalb County, Fort Payne
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2568458569
    E-mail address: Dekalbcert@bellsouth.net
    Brief Description: Currently in 3rd class. We are meeting with some industry to discuss CERT in their workplaces.

    Name of Program: Jefferson County CERT
    Geographic Area: Jefferson County
    Point of Contact: Michael E Harter
    Title: Training & Exercise Officer
    Phone Number: 2052542039
    E-mail address: harterm@jccal.org
    Brief Description: Our 20 person team was developed from personnel working in our Roads and Transportation Department. These employees range form labors to engineers, equipment operators to public works coordinators. Our mission is to serve the residents of Jefferson County in times of diasters. Our main concerns are the people of Jefferson County, however in time of diaster everyone living in the state of Alabama should know that Jefferson County CERT would be there for them. Having trained personnel available in post events can be vital the recovery of your community. Damage assessment will be our main objective and sharing these assessments with our local EMA.

    Name of Program: Jefferson County, Homewood,Al
    Geographic Area: Jefferson County, South east
    Point of Contact: Jody Chestnut
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2053299514
    E-mail address: jody.chesnut@homewoodal.org
    Brief Description: This program was established for natrual disasters as well as terroist events. This has been endorsed by the local EMA and also has strong support from both the local police and fire departments.

    Name of Program: Lauderdale County CERT
    Geographic Area: Lauderdale County, Florence
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2567606363
    E-mail address: ggrabryan@florenceal.org
    Brief Description: The objective of the Lauderdale County CERT is to provide training and knowledge to our citizens so that they may be able to help themselves in their neighborhoods before, during, and after a disaster.

    Name of Program: Lamar County CERT Team
    Geographic Area: Lamar County, Vernon
    Point of Contact: Ralph Harrison
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2056957105
    E-mail address: lamarema@bamacomm.com
    Brief Description: New program governed by a Citizen Corps Council with Volunteer Management. With Objectives to develop CERT Teams that will enhance other volunteer agencies, such as the Fire Corps, Neighborhood Watch, Volunteers in Police Service and others.

    Name of Program: Madison County CERT
    Geographic Area: Madison County
    Point of Contact: Scott Worsham
    Title: Emergency Management Officer
    Phone Number: 2564275130
    E-mail address: scott.worsham@hsvcity.com
    Website address: http://www.madisoncountyema.com/Citizen.html
    Brief Description: Madison County began CERT training on September 25, 2003. It is our goal to offer CERT training classes in the cities of Huntsville and Madison. Each class meets one night per week for a period of nine weeks.

    Name of Program: Marion County C E R T
    Geographic Area: Marion County, Hamitlon
    Point of Contact: Matthew McCracken
    Title: Director
    Phone Number: 2059214555
    E-mail address: matt@marioncert.org
    Website address: http://www.marioncert.org
    Brief Description: It is our goal to train the public in our area to care for their needs and the needs of the those around them before, during, and after disasters.

    Name of Program: Marshall County LEPC-CERT
    Geographic Area: Marshall County, Alabama
    Point of Contact: Anita McBurnett
    Phone Number: 2569313900
    E-mail address: amcburnett@marshallco.org
    Website address: http://www.marshallema.org
    Brief Description: Initiating First Phase For CERT Program County Wide. Forming the Committee/Council (subcommitte under the LEPC). Currently recruiting Council members from Industry, Schools, Business, RSVP, Vol. Fire, Elected Officials, Law Enforcement and other Civic Groups.

    Name of Program: RANDOLPH COUNTY CERT
    Geographic Area: RANDOLPH COUNTY, WEDOWEE
    Point of Contact: DONNIE KNIGHT
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2563570014
    E-mail address: ema4jojo@yahoo.com

    Name of Program: Russell County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Russell County, Phenix City
    Point of Contact: Kathrine Russell
    Title: Deputy Director
    Phone Number: 3342915079
    E-mail address: russell@rcema.us
    Brief Description: Russell County citizen volunteers that would like to train to help their communities and surrounding communities in disaster related incidents. Russell County would like to train 45 individuals in 2004 in the CERT training program.

    Name of Program: Shelby County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Shelby County, Columbiana
    Point of Contact: Mindy S Nash
    Title: Operations
    Phone Number: 2056693737
    E-mail address: mnash@shelbycountyalabama.net
    Website address: http://www.shelbycountyalabama.com/ema
    Brief Description: The objective of the Shelby County CERT is to provide training and knowledge to our citizens so that they may be able to help themselves in their neighborhoods before, during, and after a disaster.

    Name of Program: Baldwin County CERT
    Geographic Area: Baldwin County, Robertsdale
    Point of Contact: Roy A Wulff
    Title: Assistant Director
    Phone Number: 2519471011
    E-mail address: rwulff@co.baldwin.al.us
    Brief Description: Encourage CERT training to support 36 Volunteer Fire Departments and seek isolated communities to estabilish CERT Teams.

    Name of Program: Prattville CERT
    Geographic Area: Central Alabama
    Point of Contact: Neal Mixon
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 3343613660
    E-mail address: neal.mixon@prattville.com
    Website address: http://www.prattvilleCERT.com
    Brief Description: The goal of the Prattville Fire Department is to establish a CERT team in every neighborhood and school within the City of Prattville.

    Name of Program: Alabama Emergency Management Agency
    Geographic Area: Statewide
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2052802200
    E-mail address: darrandc@ema.alabama.gov
    Website address: http://www.ema.alabama.gov
    Brief Description: Alabama Emergency Management Agency coordinates the CERT Train-The-Trainer course for the State of Alabama. Four to Six CERT T-T-T classes are held each year. Alabama has currently in excess of 400 Train-The-Trainers. CERT volunteers in Alabama are coordinated through local EMA offices and perform a variety of community service activities such as assisting in the local emergency operations centers, staging areas, damage assessment, evacuation, public education classes, and other response activities. Alabama has 16 counties participating in the CERT program in FY 2004 Supplemental Grant period. AEMA hopes to add 5-10 more counties in FY 2005 grant period as interest has increased. Alabama CERT members work very closely with local fire departments, law enforcement agencies, county emergency management agencies, and numerous other civic and business groups for the advancement of the tenets of community involvement and the futherance of homeland security.

    Name of Program: Tuscaloosa County CERT
    Geographic Area: Tuscaloosa County
    Point of Contact: David K. Hartin
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2053490150
    E-mail address: dhartin@ci.tuscaloosa.al.us
    Brief Description: The Tuscaloosa County C.E.R.T. program utilizes indtructors from EMA, Public Health, Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue Service, Tuscaloosa area law enforcement agencies, to train groups and individuals to respond to natural and man-made disasters assisting Law enforcement, EMS and Fire Departments as an additional resource for search & Rescue, evacuation and Triage and Treatment. Our program is sponsored by the Tuscaloosa County L.E.P.C. with primary instructor support being provided by member agencies.

    Name of Program: 2nd Brigade CERT
    Geographic Area: 25 counties in Central Alabama
    Point of Contact: John H Griscom
    Title: Deputy Commander
    Phone Number: 2054221509
    E-mail address: jgriscom@charter.net
    Website address: http://www.2bdeasdf.org
    Brief Description: 2nd Brigade of the Alabama State Defense Force (ALSDF) works in conjunction with the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, individual county emergency management agencies and other local and municipal government agencies to provide disaster response on an as ordered or requested basis.

    Name of Program: Lee County
    Geographic Area: Area of Lee County
    Point of Contact: Johnny Langley
    Title: Emergency Planner
    Phone Number: 3347498161
    E-mail address: jlangley@leecoema-al.org
    Website address: http://www.leecoema-al.org
    Brief Description: Our goal is to promote the CERT program to the citizens as well as local schools and local business owners.

    Name of Program: Dallas County CERT
    Geographic Area: Dallas County
    Point of Contact: Pam Cook
    Title: Dallas County DHS/EMA Deputy Director
    Phone Number: 3348742515
    E-mail address: pam.cook@dallascounty-al.org
    Brief Description: Our goal is to train members of Neighborhood Watch Programs,Community Organizations,and workplaces in basic disaster/emergency response so if a disaster strikes, they can help themselves and their neighbors until professional responders arrive.

    Name of Program: Morgan County CERT
    Geographic Area: Morgan County
    Point of Contact: Dianna Tolliver
    Title: Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
    Phone Number: 2563558628
    E-mail address: dtolliver@vcomc.org
    Website address: http://www.vcomc.org
    Brief Description: Morgan County CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the CERT program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.

    Name of Program: CERT of Talladega County
    Geographic Area: Talladega County
    Point of Contact: Dana Uptain
    Title: Grants Manager
    Phone Number: 2567612125
    E-mail address: duptain@tcema.co.talladega.al.us
    Website address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ccc-tc/
    Brief Description: CERT of Talladega County is an initiative group of Citizens Corps Council of Talladega County. We began training in 2004 and have over 40 trained CERT members and trainers. We conduct CERT training, participate in disaster drills with the Talladega County EMA and conduct various citizen awareness events.

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