List of Rhode Island CERT’s

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    Name of Program: CERT PROGRAM/ PROVIDENCE
    Geographic Area: Providence
    Point of Contact: Felicia Porawski
    Phone Number: 4016808096
    E-mail address: fporawski@providenceri.com
    Website address: http://cityof.providenceri.com/PEMA
    Brief Description: Providence is activily recruiting volunteers for our CERT Program to assist all City Departments including the Police and Fire during a disaster or local emergency. Please contact Felicia Porawski at the number listed for information on training and exercise opportunities.

    Name of Program: Portsmouth CERT
    Geographic Area: Newport County, Portsmouth
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4016835510
    E-mail address: certportsmouth@yahoo.com
    Website address: http://www.portsmouthri.com
    Brief Description: Portsmouth CERT is looking for volunteers to fill slots in our shelter team. We are also in need of volunteers to build aa Emergency Supplies distribution point team, and a Med POD team to distribute medicine in the event of a pandemic flu event. Please contact Portsmouth Emergency Management at 401 855-2520 or e-mail jlowrimore@portsmouthri.com for more info.

    Name of Program: Tiverton CERT
    Geographic Area: Newport County, Tiverton
    Point of Contact: unk unk
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4016256700
    E-mail address: cert@dhs.gov
    Brief Description: This program is intended to improve the Town of Tiverton’s ability to respond to an emergency where professional assistance is not readily available due to the magnitude of the emergency.

    Name of Program: North Smithfield EMA REACT CERT
    Geographic Area: Northern Rhode Island
    Point of Contact: Peter Branconnier, Director
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4017672206
    E-mail address: nrireact@rcn.com
    Website address: http://www.nsema.org
    Brief Description: Fifteen people graduated from the Shelter Management Course begun in September. All now members of a Rapid REACTION team to provide disaster services to area residents. Members include local REACT team members who provide Fire-Police services and emergency communications to local Red Cross shelter located at the NS Jr/Senior High School. more updates at website http://www.NSEMA.org or http://www.NORTHERNRIREACT.ORG.

    Name of Program: RISD CERT
    Geographic Area: Providence County
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4016403751
    E-mail address: providencecert@cox.net
    Brief Description: The Rhode Island School of Design CERT Team is currently training members of the RISD Community for Preparedness in a time of disaster. The training consists of Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operation, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology, and Terrorist Tactics.

    Name of Program: NORTH SMITHFIELD EMA REACT CERT
    Geographic Area: Providence County, Town of Smithfield
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4017672206
    E-mail address: NSEMA@COX.NET
    Website address: http://WWW.NSEMA.ORG
    Brief Description: SECOND CERT CLASS WILL BEGIN ON TUESDAY APRIL 19TH,2005 AT 6:30PM. THE FIRST CLASS WILL BE HELD AT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SUITE LOCATED AT 501 GREAT RD.ALL OTHER CLASSES WILL BE AT THE POLISH NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH HALL 500 SMITHFIELD ROAD. AS IN THE PAST CERT CLASSES WILL PROVIDE INSTRUCTION ON EVERYTHING FROM FIRE SUPPRESSION, LIGHT SEARCH AND RESCUE TO TEAM BUILDING. ADDITIONAL CLASSES WILL COVER SHELTER MANAGEMENT AND TRAFFIC CONTROL. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A TOWN RESIDENT TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CLASS. FOR MORE INFO VISIT http://WWW.NSEMA.ORG OR CALL 767-2206 DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS.

    Name of Program: Woonsocket CERT Team
    Geographic Area: Providence County, Woonsocket
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4017652500 147
    E-mail address: spreston@woonsocketri.org
    Brief Description: Woonsocket CERT Team became official December 4, 2003. We held a mass casualty drill December 3, 2003 to evaluate the team members. Next Class will be January 04, class will be for students and trainers.

    Name of Program: North Kingstown CERT
    Geographic Area: Washington County, Townwide
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4012943316 220
    E-mail address: sstonge@northkingstown.org
    Website address: http://nkpolice.org
    Brief Description: CERT members will be updated on training on a regular basis. CERT members assist with supplementing regular staff as well as assit with access control, clerical duties, and traffic/crowd control.

    Name of Program: Barrington CERT FY03
    Geographic Area: Bristol County, Barrington
    Point of Contact: Victor Teixeira
    Title: EMA Director, Barrington, RI
    Phone Number: 4012459439
    E-mail address: eprov160@ride.ri.net
    Brief Description: To establish and train personnel for emergency response.

    Name of Program: Town of Bristol CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Bristol County, Bristol
    Point of Contact: James J. Moreira
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4012536912
    E-mail address: james.j.moreira@verizon.com

    Name of Program: Town of Coventry CERT
    Geographic Area: Kent County, Coventry
    Point of Contact: Paul K. Sprague
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4018229189
    E-mail address: psprague@town.coventry.ri.us
    Brief Description: To develop a 20 hour training program administered by a Providence Firefighter in conjunction with the American Red Cross to provide for citizen volunteers to assist the Town in areas such as search & rescue, disaster psychology, terrorist tactics and fire safety.

    Name of Program: Town of North Providence Community Response Team
    Geographic Area: North Providence
    Point of Contact: David P. Vartian
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4012318500
    E-mail address: dvartian@northprovidenceri.com
    Brief Description: The Town of North Providence is currently is the process of developing a CERT Training Program for our community. So far, we have begun recruitment of participants and have organinzed our team of instructors and participated in the most recent train-the-trainer offered by FEMA in Marlboro, Mass. We are now moving forward developing the program and starting our classes.

    Name of Program: East Greenwich CERT Team #1
    Geographic Area: Kent County, East Greenwich
    Point of Contact: E. Stefan Coutoulakis
    Title: Deputy Director EGEMA
    Phone Number: 4012415600
    E-mail address: RICAMEO@aol.com
    Brief Description: Team #1 (The Trunk Monkies) have been trained and introduced to all initial First Responder disciplines in order to support our local Responders. Primary responsibility has been the operational and maintenance aspect of our community’s shelter. Two weeks after Red Cross certification, the team proved themselves during a flood emergency during a storm in October 2005. “Come join our team and serve with pride!”

    Name of Program: CERT
    Geographic Area: Kent County, West Warwick
    Point of Contact: Thomas F Senerchia
    Phone Number: 4018279057
    E-mail address: wwema@westwarwickri.org
    Website address: http://www.westwarwickri.org
    Brief Description: Participants will be trained in Light search and rescue, fire suppression, disaster medical operations,disaster psychology, terrorism and disaster simulation.

    Name of Program: RI Emergency Management
    Geographic Area: Rhode Island
    Point of Contact: Rick Andreano
    Phone Number: 4014627115
    E-mail address: rick.andreano@us.army.mil
    Website address: http://www.riema.ri.gov
    Brief Description: State Emergency Management Agency

    Name of Program: Newport CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Newport County
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4018472695
    E-mail address: firechief@cityofnewportri.com
    Brief Description: To establish, train and maintain a group of interested Newport citizens in the basic FEMA CERT program. To exercise this group with City of Newport Emergency Departments (Fire,Police,EMS,EMA) and related State Emergency teams(RI EMA, RIDOH, Hospital Assoc of RI, RIMH, etc)and the not-for-profit agencies involved in disaster work (American Red Cross, VOAD, Salvation Army, etc). To give advanced training to those interested CERT members, giving them key positions within the Newport CERT program allowing them to have input for the continuation of the program. To equip the CERT team with items necessary to accomplish the tasks as outlined by the Newport EMA in a safe and efficient manner. To offer mutual aid to neighboring communities that are also involved with the CERT program. To insure that the CERT program adheres to the ICS and NIMS. The Newport CERT will be involved with large events where the resources of paid emergency staff are maximized. This will include but not be limited to: Tall Ships & other public events, parades, hurricane shelter operations, after severe storms for clean up or street closures and whatever function the Newport EMA might deem appropriate.

    Name of Program: Cranston CERT
    Geographic Area: Cranston
    Point of Contact: Richard Delgado
    Title: EMA Director / Fire Chief
    Phone Number: 4017804021
    E-mail address: rdelgado@cranstonri.org
    Brief Description: We have trained 16 CERT volunteers and have another 8 attending training right now. The CERT members attend both Red Cross shelter training and the CERT training. The Cranston CERT team is trained to staff our shelters and assist in our MEDS and PODS programs.

    Name of Program: Pawtucket CERT Team
    Geographic Area: Providence, City of Pawtucket
    Point of Contact: Al Araujo
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4017295846
    E-mail address: Pawtucketema@Pawtucketpolice.com
    Brief Description: Team Training in Progress.

    Name of Program: Cumberland EMA CERT Team
    Geographic Area: Providence, Cumberland
    Point of Contact: Roberta M Savoie
    Title: Assistant to the Director
    Phone Number: 4014050526
    E-mail address: cumberlandema@cox.net
    Brief Description: First team graduated in June 2004 with 16 members. That team went on and completed Shelter Management training and is now pursuing further training opportunities. Two new CERT classes will begin in September 2004.

    Name of Program: East Providence Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Providence, East Providence
    Point of Contact: Raymond G Benoit
    Phone Number: 4014357766
    E-mail address: rbenoit@cityofeastprov.com
    Brief Description: Local residents trained, Red Cross Shelter Volunteers and as East Providence CERT volunteers; program and goals as listed in CERT.

    Name of Program: Johnston RI CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Providence, Johnston County
    Point of Contact: James P Rossi
    Title: Director, Emergency Management
    Phone Number: 4015248803
    E-mail address: emergencymgt@aol.com
    Brief Description: Staffed by volunteers to direct emergeny readiness within town and state when need arises.

    Name of Program: Charlestown Emergency Response Teams
    Geographic Area: Washington County, Charlestown
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4013641212
    E-mail address: pmcmahon@charlestownpolice.org
    Website address: http://www.charlestownri.org
    Brief Description: Local CERT Instructor has been trained. Call or Email request for information on the next local CERT class in the Charlestown, RI Area. Students from Charlestown and/or it’s Neighborhoods of Carolina, Shannock, Kenyon, Burdickville, East Beach, Ocean Ridge,Indian Cedar, Arrowhead Estates, Arbutus/Black Pond and Quonochontaug are welcome. Additional Information – New ARC Certified Shelter Personnel class of 12 will complete training on 12-13-03.

    Name of Program: Exeter CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Washington County, Exeter
    Point of Contact: Thomas S. McMillan
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4012957500
    E-mail address: clerk@town.exeter.ri.us
    Brief Description: Develop capability of acting to safeguard citizens and property of Town of Exeter.

    Name of Program: Hopkinton Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Washington County, Hopkinton
    Point of Contact: Michael T.Octeau
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4013772100
    E-mail address: hopkintonema@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: Team is inthepreliminary stages although things are progressing rather well– update to follow soon.

    Name of Program: CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Washington County, New Shoreham
    Point of Contact: Toni Lemoine
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4014663200
    E-mail address: townmanager@new-shoreham.com
    Brief Description: To provide a responsible pool of volunteers trained and willing to offer support in situations which warrant manpower in addition to first responders, in order to free up these individuals for their specialized functions.

    Name of Program: Narragansett CERT
    Geographic Area: Washington County, Town of Narragansett
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4017891000
    E-mail address: nfire@netsense.net
    Website address: http://www.Narragansett.RI.com/townhall
    Brief Description: To train 30 people to be part of a CERT to respond to hurricane or other natural disaster.

    Name of Program: CERT
    Geographic Area: Kent County, City of Warwick
    Point of Contact: Michael Walsh
    Phone Number: 4014684000
    E-mail address: michael.walsh@warwickri.com
    Brief Description: In the begining phase of the CERT program. Training is currently scheduled.

    Name of Program: Middletown CERT
    Geographic Area: Newport County, Middletown
    Point of Contact: Stephen Martin
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4018467888
    E-mail address: firechief@ci.middletown.ri.us
    Brief Description: To provide CERT training to residents of the Town of Middletown.

    Name of Program: Burrillville CERT
    Geographic Area: Town of Burrillville
    Point of Contact: Jason Rhodes
    Phone Number: 4016410898
    E-mail address: ema@burrillville.org
    Brief Description: The Burrillville CERT program is a volunteer organization that consists of teams needed within the community to assist during times of need. Included are the MEDS, PODS, Shelter Management and Communications teams.

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