List of Kentucky CERT’s

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    Name of Program: Knott County CERT
    Geographic Area: Knott County, Hindman
    Point of Contact: Reggie Tuttle
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6067859386
    E-mail address: emag@tgtel.com
    Brief Description: Knott County CERT members are presently being recruited. After training these team members will be visible participants at health fairs and other local gatherings to educate at risk citizens in disaster preparedness and emergency self-help procedures. They will be organized for quick response to vulnerable population areas, and will assist with damage assessment, traffic/crowd control, rescue and other recovery activities as needed.

    Name of Program: Knox Co. CERT
    Geographic Area: Knox County, Barbourville/Corbin
    Point of Contact: Larry Howard
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6065469722
    E-mail address: joe201@barbourville.com
    Brief Description: Will be starting first class in mid-March. Have a council set-up, working with local church’s and the local health departments.We plan to expand the program to more civic groups as we can.

    Name of Program: Breathitt County CERT
    Geographic Area: Breathitt County, Jackson
    Point of Contact: Paul Turner
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6066663815
    E-mail address: empaulturner@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: .Team members are being recruited from volunteer and civic organizations. They will be organized for quick response to vulnerable population areas. They will assist with damage assessment, traffic/crowd control, rescue and other response and recovery activities.

    Name of Program: Campbell County CERT
    Geographic Area: Campbell County
    Point of Contact: John Griswold
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 8596351111
    E-mail address: jgriswold@campbellcountyky.org
    Website address: http://www.campbellcountyky.org

    Name of Program: CERT
    Geographic Area: Daviess, Owensboro-Daviess County
    Point of Contact: Vicky Connor, Planner
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2706858448
    E-mail address: vconnor@daviess.org
    Website address: http://www.daviessky.org/
    Brief Description: Basic 8-week CERT program with additional sessions offered once/quarter, such as weather-spotting, damage assessment, debris management, and CPR.

    Name of Program: Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Erlanger, Kenton County
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 8597277942
    E-mail address: rjwilliams@ci.erlanger.ky.us
    Website address: http://city of erlanger.com
    Brief Description: Erlanger has 21 existing trained and equipped, enthusiastic members. Another training class will begin on 11 August 2004. The training materials are being updated and advertising in local media has begun. Media coverage of the first team has been excellent in both print and TV. We hope to expand the coverage which should increase personnel.

    Name of Program: Lexington-Fayette County CERT
    Geographic Area: Fayette County, Lexington-Fayette County
    Point of Contact: Shelley R Bendall
    Title: Special Programs Coordinator
    Phone Number: 8592583784
    E-mail address: sroberts@lfucg.com

    Name of Program: Frankfort / Franklin County CERT
    Geographic Area: Franklin County, KY
    Point of Contact: Deron Rambo
    Phone Number: 5028758511
    E-mail address: drambo@fewpb.com
    Brief Description: Development of CERT groups throughout the community.

    Name of Program: Hancock County CERT
    Geographic Area: Hancock County, Hawesville
    Point of Contact: Jim Inman
    Title: Director
    Phone Number: 2709271310
    E-mail address: hancockema@bellsouth.net

    Name of Program: Harlan County CERT
    Geographic Area: Harlan County
    Point of Contact: Lisa Tolliver
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6065732600
    E-mail address: lisak.tolliver@ky.gov
    Brief Description: CERT team members will be visible participants at health fairs and other local gatherings to educate at- risk citizens in disaster preparedness and emergency self-help procedures. They will be organized for quick response to vulnerable population areas. They will assist with damage assessment, traffic/crowd control, rescue and other recovery activities as needed. CERT team members are currently being recruited.

    Name of Program: Harrison County CERT
    Geographic Area: Harrison County, Cynthiana
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 8592347180
    E-mail address: m.palmer@harrisonema.com
    Brief Description: To assist local first reasponders and the citizens of Harrison County during times of need. Deliver a better knowledge and skills required on how to perform tasks that may save the lives of their family and neighbors until more qualified help arrives.

    Name of Program: Metro EMA CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Jefferson County
    Point of Contact: Marcy Heilman
    Phone Number: 5025743900
    E-mail address: marcy.heilman@loukymetro.org
    Brief Description: The CERT program is designed to bring first responders and citizen volunteers together to assist the community’s ability to prepare for and recover from disaster situations. This program was organized under the local Emergency Management Agency.

    Name of Program: Johnson County Community Response Team
    Geographic Area: Johnson County, Paintsville
    Point of Contact: Gary McClure
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6067892260
    E-mail address: garymcclure@cityofpaintsville.net
    Brief Description: Our CERT Council is in the organizational stage. Our objectives are being evaluated at this time.

    Name of Program: Adair County CERT
    Geographic Area: Adair County, Columbia
    Point of Contact: Greg Thomas
    Title: County Director
    Phone Number: 2703781885
    E-mail address: gthomas541@alltel.net
    Brief Description: The CERT program is designed to bring first responders and citizen volunteers together to assist the communities ability to prepare for and recover from disaster situations. This program has been organized under the local Emergency Management Agency. The CERT team will be trained in 8 CERT Courses to the extent and scope of the training material provided to them by the Instructor & and other additional training provided or offered by the CERT Manager. The goal will be to train as many community members as possible in emergency functions of a CERT team in a disaster situation and be activated if needed.

    Name of Program: Allen Co. CERT
    Geographic Area: Allen County, Scottsville & Allen County
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2702373631
    E-mail address: allenepc@nctc.com
    Brief Description: Presently developing program.

    Name of Program: Anderson County Citizen Corps Council
    Geographic Area: Anderson
    Point of Contact: Charles M O’Neal
    Title: Director of Public Safety
    Phone Number: 5028397378
    E-mail address: cmoneal@adelphia.net
    Brief Description: Primary goal is to train individuals in the community to supplement existing emergency response resourses in times of diasters.

    Name of Program: CERT
    Geographic Area: Barren County, Glasgow/Barren County
    Point of Contact: Gary Chenoweth
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2706511362
    E-mail address: bcem@glasgow-ky.com
    Brief Description: The CERT program is in the very beginning stages in our county.

    Name of Program: Boone County CERT
    Geographic Area: Boone County
    Point of Contact: Mark Ihrig
    Title: Deputy Director
    Phone Number: 8593342279
    E-mail address: mihrig@boonecountyky.org
    Website address: http://www.boonecountyky.org/EM
    Brief Description: The Boone County Citizen Corps Council together with Boone County Emergency Management offers Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for Boone County, Kentucky. We encourage citizens to get involved in Boone County CERT – a program of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.

    Name of Program: Warren County Citizens Corps
    Geographic Area: Warren County and City
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2708434146
    E-mail address: warren.citizenscorps@ky.gov
    Brief Description: Warren County has established a Citizens Corps Council that meets monthly, this Council was appointed by Warren County Judge Executive Michael Buchanon. We have started our first CERT training sessions, working on a Web site, scheduling second Train the Trainer course. Objective to have every community in Bowling Green and Warren County covered with CERT teams.

    Name of Program: Paducah-McCracken Co. OEM CERT training
    Geographic Area: Western Kentucky
    Point of Contact: n/a n/a
    Phone Number: 0000000000
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: We conduct CERT training in Paducah and McCracken Co. Kentucky. Seven of our City and County Emergency Response members have taken FEMA’s Train-the-trainer CERT course in Emmitsburg, Md. We offer CERT training to neighborhoods, hospital staff, school empolyees, and other interested members of the community. We have used our CERT trained citizens in disaster exercises. Submitted by: Mark R. Messens, Director.

    Name of Program: Wolfe County CERT
    Geographic Area: Wolfe County, Campton City
    Point of Contact: n/a n/a
    Phone Number: 0000000000
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: Team members are being recruited from volunteer and civic organizations. They will be organized for quick response to vulnerable population areas. They will assist with damage assessment, traffic/crowd control, rescue and other response and recovery activities.

    Name of Program: Woodford County MRC/CERT
    Geographic Area: Woodford County, Versailles
    Point of Contact: Sarah Cunliffe
    Title: Bioterrorism Coordinator
    Phone Number: 8598734541
    E-mail address: sarahe.cunliffe@ky.gov
    Website address: http://www.wchd.com
    Brief Description: Woodford County combined the Medical Reserve Corps with the Community Emergency Response Team. We offer up to 30 hours of basic training for volunteers and additional training on various topics are also offered. A number of local agencies teach the courses. The team is designed to be available to assist first responder agencies during times of disaster and are being implemented into local emergency operations plans including public health preparedness plans. Volunteers are also encouraged to participate community and team building events such as health education, distribution of information at local fairs and festivals, and tours of local facilities.

    Name of Program: Lewis County CERT
    Geographic Area: Lewis County, Vanceburg
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6067963464
    E-mail address: lewiscoem@alltel.net
    Brief Description: The CERT program is in the beginng stages in Lewis County. Training is in the process of being scheduled. We hope to be ready to respond before the next Disaster.

    Name of Program: Lincoln County Cert
    Geographic Area: LINCOLN County, Waynesburg
    Point of Contact: Jerry W Karriker
    Title: chairman
    Phone Number: 6063796538
    E-mail address: wfd@qx.net
    Brief Description: Help Yourself, Help Your Neighbor, Help Your Neighborhor. The Program is designed to bring emergency workers and the community together in the event of a disaster. A better trained community is a better prepared community.

    Name of Program: Metcalfe County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Metcalfe County, Edmonton
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2705374379
    E-mail address: metcdes@scrtc.com
    Brief Description: The Metcalfe County Emergency Management offers Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for Metcalfe County, Kentucky. We encourage citizens to get involved in Metcalfe County CERT – a program of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.

    Name of Program: Mercer County Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Mercer County and jurisdictions within the county
    Point of Contact: David Weber
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 8597346333
    E-mail address: mcema@kycom.net
    Brief Description: This CERT is in the organizational phase and its Program and Objectives are still being determined.

    Name of Program: Oldham County Cert
    Geographic Area: Oldham County, La Grange
    Point of Contact: Morris W Ingham
    Title: CERT Trainer / Coordinator
    Phone Number: 5022224262
    E-mail address: inghamb@bellsouth.net
    Brief Description: Presently developing CERT program and county charter.

    Name of Program: Owsley County CERT
    Geographic Area: Owsley County, Booneville
    Point of Contact: Arnold Wilson
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6065936202
    E-mail address: cojudge@prtcnet.org
    Brief Description: Team members are presently being recruited. They will be trained for quick response to vulnerable population areas to assist with damage assessment and other response and recovery activities.

    Name of Program: Lee County CERT
    Geographic Area: Lee County
    Point of Contact: Eugene Barrett
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6064644100
    E-mail address: leecodes@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: Team members are presently being recruited. They will be organized for quick response to vulnerable population areas. They will assist with damage assessment, traffic/crowd control, light rescue and other recovery activities.

    Name of Program: Leslie County CERT
    Geographic Area: Leslie County, Hyden
    Point of Contact: James Mike Lewis
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6066723407
    E-mail address: stargazer4653@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: CERT Team will participate in Health Fairs, and other public gatherings as needed. CERT Teams have been established in 3 Areas of Leslie County. Members will respond to assist in damage assesment, triage, and basic rescue. Also they will function as couriers when radio and phone systems become inoperative.

    Name of Program: Letcher County CERT
    Geographic Area: Letcher County, Whitesburg
    Point of Contact: Paul Miles
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6066330182
    E-mail address: police@cityofwhitesburg.com
    Brief Description: This program is organized under the local Emergency Management Agency. Members will be organized for quick response to vulnerable population areas. They will assist with damage assessment, traffic/crowd control, rescue and other recovery activities as needed. CERT team members are currently being recruited.

    Name of Program: Nicholasville – Jessamine County CERT
    Geographic Area: Jessamine County
    Point of Contact: John Branscum
    Title: Lieutenant
    Phone Number: 8598859944 309
    E-mail address: john_branscum@nicholasville.org
    Brief Description: sixty member team being recruited. Training scheduled to begin in March of 2006. All members will be trained initially in First Aid/CPR. This team will respond to any large scale incident within our community.

    Name of Program: Perry County CERT
    Geographic Area: Perry County, Hazard
    Point of Contact: Charles Colwell
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6064393699
    E-mail address: perrycounty1@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: Team members are being recruited from volunteer and civic organizations. They will be organized for quick response to vulnerable population areas. They will assist with damage assessment, traffic/crowd control, rescue and other response and recovery activities.

    Name of Program: Pike County CERT
    Geographic Area: Pike County
    Point of Contact: Doug Tackett
    Phone Number: 6064374126
    E-mail address: dougk.tackett@mail.state.ky.us
    Brief Description: To provide CERT training to the citizens of Pike County Ky, in order to establish CERT Teams in all regions of Pike County, and to better prepare our communities for disasters and emergencies.

    Name of Program: Powell County CERT
    Geographic Area: Powell County
    Point of Contact: Paula Watson
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6066635010
    E-mail address: paulaem3@bellsouth.net
    Brief Description: The City’s of Stanton, and Clay city as well as the County of Powell as a whole, wish to come together to better prepare individuals in the communities for disasters.

    Name of Program: Scott County CERT
    Geographic Area: Scott County, Georgetown
    Point of Contact: Jack L Donovan
    Title: EMA Director, Council Chair
    Phone Number: 5028637848
    E-mail address: scottema@adelphia.net
    Website address: http://www.scottema.com
    Brief Description: The Scott County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

    Name of Program: Shelby County CERT
    Geographic Area: Shelby County, Shelbyville
    Point of Contact: Charlie Frazee/Ben Hardin
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 5026479001
    E-mail address: frazee@ka.net
    Brief Description: The CERT program is designed to train citizen volunteers to be first responders in the event of emergency and disaster situations. These individuals will be trained to assist the community in preparing for and recover from disaster emergencies. The training is a free, seven week course limited to 30 people per session. Please contact Shelby Co. Emergency Management for more information.

    Name of Program: Trigg County CERT
    Geographic Area: TRIGG County, CADIZ
    Point of Contact: PAULA C FLOOD
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2705223573
    E-mail address: paulac.flood@ky.gov
    Brief Description: TRIGG COUNTY CERT IS SPONSORED BY THE TRIGG COUNTY LEPC. AT THIS TIME 104 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TRAINED. OBJECTIVE – TO BETTER PREPARE THE CITIZENS OF TRIGG COUNTY IN THE EVENT OF A MAJOR DISASTER.

    Name of Program: Salem/North Livingston County CERT
    Geographic Area: Northern Livingston County
    Point of Contact: Bryant Garibay
    Phone Number: 2709887289
    E-mail address: bgaribay@lhhs.org
    Brief Description: Located in North Livingston County, KY. In order to provide Citizen Responders to our Rural Community

    Name of Program: Lake Barkley State Resort Park-CERT Team (LBSRP-CERTÂ’s Team)
    Geographic Area: Pennyrile Region
    Point of Contact: Ron Sydnor
    Title: Asst. Manager
    Phone Number: 2709241131
    E-mail address: Ron.Sydnor@ky.gov
    Website address: http://www.parks.ky.gov
    Brief Description: Due to Lake Barkley State Resort Park being a state organization, local response is not top priority and the state responders are too far away. Therefore, park management has developed and provided training for CERT teams on the park to assist and evacuate employees and guests of the park during a major disaster or emergency until local or state 911 responders arrive. Due to the Lakes geographical location, LBSRP-CERT Team is a part of the Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps.

    Name of Program: Christian County LDS-CERT Team
    Geographic Area: Pennyrile Region
    Point of Contact: Susan Tomlinson
    Title: CERT Coordinator
    Phone Number: 2708858253
    E-mail address: jetsat49@yahoo.com
    Website address: http://www.peadd.info/cc
    Brief Description: The LDS-CERT Team is progressing very well on their training & organizational efforts. I had the opportunity to sit in on part of a class & this team has approximately 30 members. After completing their “Basic-CERT- Training”, they will meet on a monthly basis. Team membership is open to any resident of Christian County. The Team Leader has expressed an interest in taking the CERT TtT Course when it is offered again. Also- they have a Nurse on the team that is Certified to teach CPR & 1st Aide through the American Heart Association. They will be included on our continuing “Incident Command System IS-100, and NIMS IS-700 Training in 2008. The team projects a positive aura & we have high hopes for their success.

    Name of Program: Ohio County (KY) CERT
    Geographic Area: Ohio County
    Point of Contact: Vicki Wolfe
    Phone Number: 2702984685
    E-mail address: ohiococert@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: After completing 2 CERT classes, We are 65+ member strong with more classes scheduled. We are currently volunteering at county festivals and fairs to help get public awareness. We also are receiving extra training such as weather spotters, traffic control and CPR.

    Name of Program: Christian County LDS- CERT
    Geographic Area: Christian
    Point of Contact: Daniel Nicholson
    Phone Number: 9315617711
    E-mail address: CitizenCorps@peadd.info
    Website address: http://www.peadd.info/cc
    Brief Description: This new CERT Team will train in all modules of the CERT curriculum and assist the community in disasters.

    Name of Program: Jessamine County Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: nicholasville, jessamine county
    Point of Contact: John Branscum
    Phone Number: 8598859944
    E-mail address: johnbranscun@nicholasville.org
    Brief Description: we are a group derived from the citizens police academy alumni association. We desire to support our local city and county law enforcement.

    Name of Program: Boyle County MRC/CERT
    Geographic Area: Boyle
    Point of Contact: Rebecca Judy
    Phone Number: 8592362053
    E-mail address: rebeccal.judy@ky.gov
    Brief Description: Boyle County’s Medical Reserve Corps has been active since 2006, and are interested in CERT training to compliment their skills and knowledge base. Boyle County’s MRC has partnered with Danville Fire Department on several projects and training. Danville Fire Department

    Name of Program: Henderson City/County Cert
    Geographic Area: Henderson
    Point of Contact: Kenny Garrett
    Phone Number: 2708311235
    E-mail address: cert@hendersonema.org
    Website address: http://www.hendersonema.org

    Name of Program: Paducah-McCracken Co. OEM CERT Training
    Geographic Area: Paducah and McCracken County
    Point of Contact: Kent King
    Title: Emergency Management Director
    Phone Number: 2704426381
    E-mail address: padmcoem@aol.com
    Brief Description: We were the first CERT training agency in Kentucky. This started in the mid 90’s and has continued as a tradition in our community. We conduct two CERT classes per year on a regular basis, and more if the need arises. Our CERT training is for citizens who live or work in Paducah or McCracken County, Kentucky

    Name of Program: Elliott Co CERT
    Geographic Area: Elliott Co.
    Point of Contact: Geneva L Mabry
    Title: Coordinator
    Phone Number: 6067386368
    E-mail address: lorriej73@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: We are putting together a CERT team to assist thoughout the county in away we can. We are partnering with MRC, Fire Corps., ARES, Emergency Management, and the Northeast Ky Fivco Regional Citezens Council

    Name of Program: Christian County CERT Team One & Neighborhood Watch
    Geographic Area: Pennyrile Region
    Point of Contact: Daniel D Nicholson, Sr.
    Title: Chairman, Pennyrile Regional Citizen Corps
    Phone Number: 2708876253
    E-mail address: CitizenCorps@peadd.info
    Brief Description: Christian County CERT Team One has recently taken on the Neighborhood Watch Challenge. The CERT Team has been active in Disaster Preparedness Training and Response in Christian County, distributing KOHS Disaster Preparedness materials as well as the “Are You Ready?” booklets. They are under reorganization and currently recruiting to take on their new mission.

    Name of Program: Elk Lake Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Elk Lake resort
    Point of Contact: Cheri A Fredelake
    Title: Elk Lake Property Owners Association Board Secretary
    Phone Number: 5024840014
    E-mail address: elpoa@dcr.net
    Website address: http://www.elklakeshores.com
    Brief Description: Due to the rural setting of our community and the lengthy response time our property owners association has established and provided training a CERT organization to help property owners and their guests in an unforseen crisis until the 911 responders arrive

    Name of Program: Foothills Academy Teen Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Foothills Academy Campus
    Point of Contact: Lonnie Scott
    Phone Number: 6063878636
    E-mail address: ccems@hotmail.com
    Brief Description: The Foothills Academy is a Campus Teen Community Emergency Response Team (Teen CERT) Program educates students about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, Teen CERT members can assist others in their schools, neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Teen CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

    Name of Program: Barren County Middle School Teen CERT
    Geographic Area: South Central
    Point of Contact: Janarae Conway
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: janaraes.conway@ky.gov
    Brief Description: The Teen CERT program is a program to train middle school students to assist teachers and staff at the Barren County Middle School during emergencies.

    Name of Program: Boyle County MRC/CERT
    Geographic Area: Boyle County
    Point of Contact: Rebecca Judy
    Phone Number: 8592362053
    E-mail address: rebeccal.judy@ky.gov
    Website address: http://www.boylecountyhealthdept.com
    Brief Description: We can utilize our currently trained CERT members more if MRC and CERT in our county merged. Our goal is to cross-train both groups to give our volunteers more opportunites to assist us. Currently our CERT program does not have a sponsoring agency that keeps them organized and active on a continual basis. Boyle County Health Department would like to spearhead revitalizing CERT and providing CERT training to current MRC members.

    Name of Program: Allen County CERT
    Geographic Area: 4
    Point of Contact: Jennifer Fugate
    Phone Number: 2702374423
    E-mail address: jennifers.fugate@ky.gov
    Website address: http://www.allencountyhealth.org
    Brief Description: This CERT group serves the Allen County area of South Central Kentucky.

    Name of Program: Christian County CERT II
    Geographic Area: Oak Grove
    Point of Contact: William Hoover
    Phone Number: 2708893871
    E-mail address: prccc-ogcert@peadd.info
    Website address: http://www.peadd.org/planning/hs/cc/cert/christian2.aspx
    Brief Description: A new CERT Team, combining CERT with neighborhood watch.

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