List of Nebraska CERT’s

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    Name of Program: Scotts Bluff County CERT TEAM
    Geographic Area: Scotts Bluff County
    Point of Contact: Bob L Hessler
    Title: Point of Contact/Coordinator
    Phone Number: 3086321921
    E-mail address: safetyline@gmail.com
    Brief Description: The Scotts Bluff County CERT Team is a very fast growing organization. We have done two classes in 2006 and have 42 members already. Our goal is to have a 100 member team by the end of 2007.

    Name of Program: Adams County CERT
    Geographic Area: Adams County, Hastings
    Point of Contact: Loren Uden
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4024612360
    E-mail address: luden@acema.org
    Website address: http://acema.org
    Brief Description: The CERT program was started in 1998. The program was developed to improve the capabilities of Neighborhood watch programs. Since 2003 a seperate team called CAT (Community Assistance Team) has been developed using CERT trained individuals. This group of 15 individuals assist the Adams County Emergency Department on various operations. The CAT Team assist with Traffic Control, Public Safety Patrols, watching baricaded areas at major fires or crime scene events. We have provide several trainings through out the county to encourage members or our villages to prepare themselves to help their family and theri neighbor in times of disaster. Anyone who is interested in either the CERT training or being on a CAT team are encouraged to contact our office for more information.

    Name of Program: Grand Island CERT
    Geographic Area: Grand Island
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 3083821030
    E-mail address: sgmason@kdsi.net
    Brief Description: Grand Island has a population of approximately 40,000. We have a fire department with a paramedic service. Now we have a CERT with 24 members and growing. The team received funding from St. Francis Medical Centre, Hall County Keno fund and the City of Grand Island. In January of 1998 Howard Maxon, Emergency Management Director brought the CERT program to our attention. We saw the potential for this program and quickly had training scheduled for 14 people. That group is the foundation of future growth. Glenda Mason was one of those first 14 and now she is the group’s facilitator. Glenda and this group have been very active. They have their own newsletter, pursued and received funding, and this will be their second year participating in the annual Harvest of Harmony Parade. The fire department is happy to sponsor them and we expect it to expand to surrounding communities beginning in our mutual aid group. In any crisis it is people helping people that get things done. This program can give people the proper tools to help themselves and others.

    Name of Program: CERT – Lancaster County
    Geographic Area: Lancaster, State of Nebraska
    Point of Contact: Doug Ahlberg
    Title: County Emergency Manager
    Phone Number: 4024417441
    E-mail address: cert@ci.lincoln.ne.us
    Brief Description: The Lancaster County CERT program has a history of excellence and helped set the State standards by providing training statewide and developing a database of individuals trained as local trainers.

    Name of Program: CERT of Madison County
    Geographic Area: Madison County, Norfolk
    Point of Contact: Al L Worley
    Title: Madison Cnty Emergency Mgmt Deputy Dir
    Phone Number: 4023791724
    E-mail address: whirlwind@conpoint.com
    Brief Description: CERT of Madison County was started in 1996. It was formed from the County Communications Club. We are the first CERT in Nebraska. As of October, 2005, we have 25 members & continue to grow. Our unique team continues to strive for new levels in training, including first-aid, search & rescue, & mutual aid. We carry out first-aid, missing persons, communications, & storm spotting annually at our County Fair as well as at other times during the year. We assist local officials, area organizaitons, & area events. February 22, 2002 New Hampshire

    Name of Program: Region 15/Buffalo County CERT
    Geographic Area: South Central Nebraska
    Point of Contact: Patrick Gerdes
    Title: Director, Region 15 Emergency Management Agency
    Phone Number: 3089952250
    E-mail address: phelpsem@atcjet.net
    Website address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/reg15buffalocert/
    Brief Description: Region 15 covers Phelps, Gosper & Frontier counties and our program also covers Buffalo County, which includes the city of Kearney. Any citizen of Nebraska is welcome to train with us!

    Name of Program: Lincoln County CERT- Citizen Corps
    Geographic Area: Lincoln County
    Point of Contact: Ralph Quick
    Title: Citizen Corps Council POC
    Phone Number: 3085390778
    E-mail address: sparkieq@cablene.com
    Brief Description: The Lincoln County CERT program provides preparedness training and is considered a community asset supporting public health, emergency management, and other community public services and emergency response.

    Name of Program: Lincoln County CERT
    Geographic Area: Lincoln County
    Point of Contact: Ralph Quick
    Title: Citizen Corps Council POC
    Phone Number: 3086961201
    E-mail address: sparkieq@msn.com
    Brief Description: The Lincoln County CERT program provides preparedness training and is considered a community asset supporting public health, emergency management, and other community public services and emergency response.

    Name of Program: Metro Omaha CERT
    Geographic Area: Entire metropolitan Omaha area including all of Douglas and Sarpy Counties, and parts of Washington, Cass, and Saunders Counties in NE and Pottawattami, Mills and Harrison Counties in IA
    Point of Contact: Keith Deiml
    Title: Program Manager
    Phone Number: 4023312254
    E-mail address: metro_omaha_cert@cox.net
    Website address: http://www.metroareaomahacert.com
    Brief Description: Metro Omaha CERT was founded in 1999 as a unit of the Omaha Coalition of Citizen Patrols to respond to emergency situation of disastrous proportions. Since that time that council has trained over 1000 persons statewide. The local membership of some 400 members is being assigned to one of 4 battalions in the 2 counties served. Members have responded to regional and national disasters to help persons in need. Advanced training is offered in: CPR/AED, Damage Assessment. Shelter Operations, National Incident Management System, Incident Command System, Hazardous Materials, and Emergency Operations Centers, Interested citizens are welcome to train with us and become better prepared to survive a disastrous situation.

    Name of Program: South Central CERT
    Geographic Area: South Central
    Point of Contact: Patrick D Gerdes
    Title: Committee Member
    Phone Number: 3089952250
    E-mail address: phelpsem@atcjet.net

    Name of Program: Frontier County CERT
    Geographic Area: S.W Nebraska
    Point of Contact: Patrick D Gerdes
    Title: Director
    Phone Number: 3089952250
    E-mail address: phelpsem@atcjet.net

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