List of Tennessee CERT’s

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    Name of Program: Knoxville – Knox County CERT
    Geographic Area: Knox County
    Point of Contact: Colin Ickes
    Title: Operations Officer
    Phone Number: 8652151166
    E-mail address: cickes@cityofknoxville.org
    Website address: http://knoxtnlepc.com/cert.htm
    Brief Description: The Knoxville – Knox County CERT program brings together profesionals from local fire, EMS, rescue, law enforcement, and public health agencies to offer CERT training to Knox County citizens. The program consists of the standard CERT curriculum plus additional training from local emergency resonse agencies to better prepare CERT members to integrate with local responders. Upon completion of the program, citizens are encourged to join the Knoxville CERT Council for inclusion in additional training and CERT activiations. The program is a joint effort of the Knoxville – Knox County Emergency Management Agency, the Knoxville Fire Department, the Knoxville Police Department, the Knoxville Volunteer Rescue Squad, the Knox County Health Department, Rural/Metro Ambulance Service, and Rural/Metro Fire Department.

    Name of Program: Millington CERT Program
    Geographic Area: City of Millington
    Point of Contact: Charles Carter
    Title: Fire Chief
    Phone Number: 9018727851
    E-mail address: cacarter@cityofmillington.org
    Website address: http://www.ci.millington.tn.us/
    Brief Description: The Millington CERT Program is designed to train citizens, public officials, city employees, business and industry in fundamental skills necessary for survival following identified disasters that could affect our community and to safely provide assistance to family, friends and co-workers in the event of any situation when emergency services may be overwhelmed and/or delayed in their immediate response.

    Name of Program: Tennessee State Guard CERT Instructor Group
    Geographic Area: Davidson County, Nashville
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9317212080
    E-mail address: windle.causey@us.army.mil
    Brief Description: The Tennessee State Guard provides a CERT Instructor Group of 35 instructors from across the state of Tennessee who assist local agencies or organizations establish and train Community Emergency Response Teams.

    Name of Program: Union City – Obion County Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Union City – Obion County, Tennessee
    Point of Contact: Joe Garner
    Title: Chief of Police
    Phone Number: 7318851515 12
    E-mail address: ljgarner@ci.unioncity.tn.us
    Website address: http://www.geocities.com/ucpd.geo
    Brief Description: To sustain a viable CERT program so the citizens of Union City – Obion County will be able to volunteer to receive CERT training so they will be prepared to respond in time if crisis or disaster so they will be able to help their families and/or coworkers before first responders arrive on the scene.

    Name of Program: Memphis and Shelby County Emergency Management Agency CERT Training Program
    Geographic Area: Memphis and Shelby County
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9015282780
    E-mail address: Wendy.Cantrell@cityofmemphis.org
    Website address: http://www.memphisema.com
    Brief Description: The Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Management Agency has been teaching the CERT classes for over a year and a half. Our agency has purchesed all of the needed supplies to teach these classes to the general public. Our agency put together a trained Evacuation Team made up of CERT trained Reservist ( Volunteers ) for the Lennox Lewis/Mike Tyson fight recently held at the Pyramid. This team is deployed anytime there is a major event where evacuation may be needed. The CERT program is alive and well in Memphis Tennessee.

    Name of Program: Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency CERT Training Program
    Geographic Area: Montgomery County, Clarksville/Montgomery County, Tennessee
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9316485702
    E-mail address: srjones@montgomerycountytn.org
    Brief Description: Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency will begin its CERT Training Program for the communities in Montgomery County and the City of Clarksville in March of 2004. Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency CERT Training Program will focus on training citizens in all communities across the county to include business and industries to enable these citizens to function or help themselves in the event of a major disaster (natural or man-made) until emergency responders can arrive.

    Name of Program: Maury County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Maury County, Columbia
    Point of Contact: Mark Blackwood
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9315405248
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: To begin a CERT program to train interested citizens on disaster response capabilities so they can respond to crisis or disasters within their communities until the area can be reached by first responders.

    Name of Program: Overton County CERT
    Geographic Area: Overton County, Allons
    Point of Contact: Chris Masiongale
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9318238593
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: To form a CERT team to enable the citizens of Overton County to train to be able to handle a crisis or disaster for up to 72 hours or until local first responders arrive.

    Name of Program: Collierville CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Shelby County, Collierville City
    Point of Contact: Lee Race
    Title: CERT Coordinator
    Phone Number: 9018505555
    E-mail address: lrace@ci.collierville.tn.us
    Website address: http://www.colliervillefd.org
    Brief Description: The purpose of the CERT program is to teach citizens decision-making and physical skills to help family, co-workers and neighbors, in the event of a disaster, and without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.

    Name of Program: Sullivan County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Sullivan County, Blountville
    Point of Contact: Jerry Fleenor
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 0000000000
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: To maintain a CERT program where the citizens of Sullivan county can volunteer and becomed trained on how to handle a crisis or disaster situation so they may help their families or coworkers before first responders arrive on the scene.

    Name of Program: Sumner County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Sumner County, Gallatin
    Point of Contact: Ken Weidner
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6154527584
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: To form a CERT program to train interested citizens of Sumner county how to respond to emergencies so they can care for their families and/or coworkers until first responders arrive.

    Name of Program: Tipton County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Tipton County, Covington
    Point of Contact: Trisha Miller
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9014760222
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: To sustain a viable CERT program so the citizens of Tipton county can volunteer to be CERT trained so they will be prepared to respond in time of crisis or disaster so they will be able to help families or coworkers before first responders arrive on the scene.

    Name of Program: Claiborne County Regional CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Claiborne County, Claiborne, Campbell, Hancock,Grainger, Lee co VA. Bell CO. KY
    Point of Contact: David Breeding
    Phone Number: 4236269617
    E-mail address: ccema@emadhs.us
    Brief Description: To provide the citizens of Claiborne and Bordering Counties, the training necessary. ensuring that the teams formed can provide assistance during times of need,throughout their respective communties. We will provide initial training and update as needed providing the means for citizens to volunteer safely, and effectivily.

    Name of Program: Clay County CERT Team
    Geographic Area: Clay County
    Point of Contact: David M. Roberts
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9312583855
    E-mail address: CCEMA@Info-ed.com
    Brief Description: To train lay people what to do in the event they are involved in a disaster until medical personnel arrive.

    Name of Program: Coffee County CERT
    Geographic Area: Coffee County, Manchester/Tullahoma
    Point of Contact: Tim Hooker
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9317235105
    E-mail address: thooker@coffeecountytn.org
    Website address: http://www.coffeecountytn.org/departments/ema1.html
    Brief Description: Objectives are to have a total of four CERT teams, one team in each quadrant of the county, to be activated during disaster or other times as needed. Once certified these teams will be implemented into the county emergency operations plan as a back up response assett, and continue involvement in suplemental training and exercises. These teams will be directed by the EMA and a CERT Field Operating Guide will be written to work off of the county plan. The first team completed certification in Ocotber ’04 and the second team completed certification in November 04 bringing our CERT membership to 29. Training will continue into 2005 supplemented by the ODP ’04 Citizens Corps grant.

    Name of Program: Henry County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Henry County, Paris
    Point of Contact: Ronald Watkins
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 7316442678
    E-mail address: hcema@aeneas.net

    Name of Program: Hickman Community Emergency Communications Response Team
    Geographic Area: Hickman County, Tennessee
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9317293939
    E-mail address: gosborne@mlec.net
    Brief Description: The Hickman Community Emergency Communications Response Team functions under the direction of the county EMA Director to provide the following communications functions in the event of an emergency which compromises the effectiveness or causes the partial or complete failure of traditional means of communication: 1. Maintains a linked back-up network of VHF and UHF repeaters in the Amateur Radio Spectrum which allows for HT radio operation virtually anywhere in the operations area. 2. Maintains an emergency portable UHF repeater for site-specific emergency deployment with emergency power supplies. 3. Maintains and operates a Automatic Position Reporting System digipeter linked with the Middle Tennessee MTEARS network. 4. Provides Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Emergency Communications Training for County Personnel (Police, Fire, SAR, and Dispatch), Radio Amateurs, and other committed wireless communications assets, such as Citizen’s Band, GMRS, and FRS operators. 5. Provides the county EMA a means for trained communications volunteer intake in emergencies. 6. Provides means necessary to use trained volunteer communications assets to replace first responders when manpower issues become critical.

    Name of Program: Hickman County CERT
    Geographic Area: Hickman County, Middle TN
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 0000000000
    E-mail address: ema@hickmanco.com
    Brief Description: Starting the program for the communities of the Hickman County. We want to train the area to help family and others during disasters that may accure through out the year such as floods, tornados, and other catastrofic events.

    Name of Program: Houston County CERT
    Geographic Area: Houston County, Erin
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9317212080
    E-mail address: windle.causey@us.army.mil
    Brief Description: Houston County is a rural county of about 8,000. The two objectives are: 1. Prepare rural residents for immediate action in a disaster; 2. Prepare Schools, factories, and businesses to respond to disasters.

    Name of Program: Crockett County CERT
    Geographic Area: Crockett County, Alamo
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 7316965465
    E-mail address: jerrell@crockettnet.com
    Brief Description: Our goal is to train local residents of Crockett County in how to respond and perform in disastrous situations and how to assist our local emergency services after they arrive. The training will teach them how to help themselves, their families, and their neighbors. The CERT teams are made up of volunteers through out the county. CERT training provides knowledge of basic skills in order to save lives and protect property in the event of any type disaster. The CERT training will also urge citizens to get more involved with their local communities volunteer emergency services.

    Name of Program: Van Buren County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Van Buren County, Spencer
    Point of Contact: Jeff Cole
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9319468181
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: To form a CERT program so the interested citizens of Van Buren County can volunteer to receive training so they will be able to respond in a crisis or disaster situation so they can help their families or coworkers before first responders arrive.

    Name of Program: Lauderdale CERT
    Geographic Area: Lauderdale County
    Point of Contact: Kirk Kissell
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 7316353243
    E-mail address: LCAA@BELLSOUTH.NET
    Brief Description: One of Lauderdale County’s greatest resources is its volunteer responders including fire services. Our first Training opportunities are given to these responders to give them a multi-disciplined approach to emergencies. From this Lauderdale CERT will bring training to its many communities to help them, help themselves.

    Name of Program: Lincoln County CERT
    Geographic Area: Lincoln County
    Point of Contact: Kathy Hovis
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9314381575
    E-mail address: lcema@fayelectric.com
    Brief Description: Lincoln County CERT hopes to enpower the residents of Lincoln County with the knowledge and capability to take care of themselves, their neighbors and the communities in the event of a disaster/emergency. We hope to accomplish by training teams in each small community throughout Lincoln County.

    Name of Program: Marshall County CERT
    Geographic Area: Marshall County
    Phone Number: 9313595810
    E-mail address: mcem@bellsouth.net
    Brief Description: To provide Marshall County with enough people to respond to major disasters or terrorist activities.

    Name of Program: Maury County TN CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Maury County, Columbia
    Point of Contact: Mark Blackwood
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9313751010
    E-mail address: mblackwood@maurycounty-tn.gov
    Brief Description: The Maury County TN CERT Program is designed to train and empower the public to be able to help themselves, their families, and their neighbors before, during, and after disasters.

    Name of Program: Airport CERT(Community Emergency Response Team)
    Geographic Area: Memphis-International Airport
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9019228004
    E-mail address: bonnieh@mscaa.com
    Brief Description: Program developed for response to a major earthquake or natural disaster. The plan is to support the airport for 72 hours or until public safety personnel are available for response to the airport. Members are airport and airline employees.

    Name of Program: Putnam County LEPC CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Putnam County
    Point of Contact: Tommy Copeland
    Title: LEPC Chairman
    Phone Number: 9315281555
    E-mail address: tcopeland@putnamco.org
    Brief Description: The LEPC has four CERT trained instructors and wishes to educate as many citizens as possible to be prepared to help themselves, their families and neighbors in times of emergency or disaster or until professional emergency assistance arrives.

    Name of Program: Roane County Citizen CORP, CERT
    Geographic Area: Roane County
    Point of Contact: William Rose
    Phone Number: 8657174115
    E-mail address: HRose@roanegov.org
    Brief Description: The Roane COunty Citizen Corp’s CERT program is considered a primary tool for public education in emergency preparedness and response. Our CERT program will partner with the Local Emergency Planning Committee by taking this training into local business and industry and bridge the gap between public and private interests.

    Name of Program: Rutherford County EMA CERT Team
    Geographic Area: Rutherford County
    Point of Contact: Roger Allen
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6158987764
    E-mail address: rallen@rutherfordcounty.org
    Website address: http://www.rutherfordcounty.org/rcema
    Brief Description: The program at this moment is using the Detention Officers from the Sherriff’s Office to be called out as volunteers if needed. We are going to expand and train some people that have been through the Citizens on Patrol School with the Sherriff’s Office to work inside their own communities.

    Name of Program: sequatchie county community emergency response team
    Geographic Area: Sequatchie County
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4239493479
    E-mail address: seqexec@bledsoe.net
    Brief Description: To provide an opportunity for citizens to partner and participate in the local emergency management agency. This will be done through training of volunteers and TEMA personnel.

    Name of Program: Sevier County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Sevier County, Sevierville
    Point of Contact: John Fox
    Title: Director of Emergency Mangement
    Phone Number: 8654534919
    E-mail address: scema@bellsouth.net
    Brief Description: The CERT program consists of both classroom and hands-on training in fire suppression, medical emergencies, disaster assessment and search and rescue using the FEMA curriculum. This training will assist citizens in how to prepare for a disaster and what actions to take following a disaster.

    Name of Program: Warren County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Warren County, McMinnville
    Point of Contact: Richard Myers
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9314738446
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: To have a viable CERT program where interested citizens of Warren County can volunteer for to be CERT trained so they will be able to respond in case of man made or natural disaster to help their families or coworkers before first responders can arrive on the scene.

    Name of Program: Washington County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Washington County, Johnson City
    Point of Contact: Nes LeVotch
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4234346081
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: To sustain a viable CERT program so the citizens of Washington County can volunteer for CERT training and be able to respond in crisis or disaster situations so they will be prepared to help their families and/or coworkers in crisis or disaster situations.

    Name of Program: White County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: White County, Sparta
    Point of Contact: Jerry R. Cole
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9317613588
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: To maintain and grow a viable CERT program that allows the citizens of Sparta-White county to become CERT trained so they will be prepared to respond to crisis or disaster situations to be able to help both their families and/or coworkers before first responders arrive on the scene.

    Name of Program: Williamson County CERT
    Geographic Area: Williamson County
    Point of Contact: Troy Buckley
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6157905752
    E-mail address: cert@wcema.org
    Website address: http://www.wcema.org

    Name of Program: Bledsoe County Citizen Corps
    Geographic Area: Bledsoe County
    Point of Contact: Paul Putnam
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4232803837
    E-mail address: paul792@bledsoe.net
    Brief Description: To train people to help themselves during a disaster and to be able help with the assessment and recovery phases of a disaster working along with Emergency Personnel.

    Name of Program: Benton County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Benton County, Camden
    Point of Contact: John Smost
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 7315846179
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: To sustain a viable CERT program so that the interested citizens of Benton county can become trained in CERT so they will be prepared to respond to crisis or disaster situations to help their families or coworkers before first responders arrive on the scene.

    Name of Program: CERT Metro Nashville Davidson County
    Geographic Area: Davidson County, Middle Tennessee
    Point of Contact: Bob Trice
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6158628530
    E-mail address: bob.trice@nashville.gov
    Website address: http://www.nashville.gov
    Brief Description: Nashville Office of Emergency Management (OEM) provides CERT training to citizens in Nashville and Davidson County. OEM is the lead agency in promoting, encouraging and assisting the formation of CERT teams and teaching the community the CERT program. The 16 hour CERT course is available to Nashville/Davidson County residents and businesses. Currently a mobile training capability is available that will deliver the instruction to requesting churches, neighborhoods, community centers and any other organization and location that meets the training parameters. Volunteer instructors who have completed the Train-the-Trainer course for CERT instruction supplements the training cadre. Request for training is made to the OEM by phone or email

    Name of Program: Gibson County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Gibson County, Trenton
    Point of Contact: Ricky Graves
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 7318557688
    E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
    Brief Description: To sustain a viable CERT program so the citizens of Gibson County will be able to volunteer to receive CERT training so they will be prepared to respond in time if crisis or disaster so they will be able to help their families and/or coworkers before first responders arrive on the scene.

    Name of Program: CERT
    Geographic Area: Campbell County
    Point of Contact: Jeff Bond
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4235626151
    E-mail address: ccems@campbellcountygov.com
    Brief Description: Our goal is to train local residents in how to respond to disaster situations in their community and what to do until more advanced help can arrive, and what type help the professionals will need after their arrival. We hope to have trained responders in each community of our rural, mountainous county that the residents of that community can call upon for disaster assistance. After training, these responders will be able to sustain their community and know who to call for each type disaster they may be called upon to respond to.

    Name of Program: Carter County C.A.R.E.S. (Community Actions & Response to Emergency Situations)
    Geographic Area: Carter County
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4235421879
    E-mail address: eccema.carterco@charterbn.com
    Brief Description: The Carter County C.A.R.E.S. (Community Actions & Response to Emergency Situations) is a program designed to prepare Carter County residents to help themselves, their families, schools, churches and neighbors in the event of an emergency or catastrophic disaster. The training for C.A.R.E.S. covers basic skills that are important to know in any situation when emergency services are not available. Using the training received to save lives and protect property can make a difference. With training, practice and working together as a team, we will do the greatest good for the residents of Carter County.

    Name of Program: Giles Co TN CERT
    Geographic Area: Giles Co TN 38478
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9313630911
    E-mail address: 911giles@bellsouth.net
    Brief Description: We are in the infancy of begining a program. We are in the process of re-developing a more comprehensive EOP for our county and will include the CERT program within those plans. Our CERT volunteers will beging the process of educating our citizens in WMD and Homeland Security survival techniques.

    Name of Program: Greene County Citizens Corp
    Geographic Area: Greene County
    Point of Contact: Paul VanDreal
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4237981729
    E-mail address: gcema.paul@earthlink.net
    Brief Description: Our CERT program has 4 certified trainers and we have completed training a class of 12. The objective is to train CERT teams for all our neighborhoods. This training consists of moduals in basic fire fighting, first aid, law enforcement, terrorism and natural disasters.

    Name of Program: Hamilton County CERT
    Geographic Area: Hamilton County, Chattanooga City
    Point of Contact: Chief Tony Reavley
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 4232096900
    E-mail address: treavley@mail.hamiltontn.gov
    Brief Description: We are in the infancy of establishing or program. We have planned to conduct a train-the- trainer to increase our training pool. We have ordered CERT kits and are waiting on them to be shipped. After receipt of these kits we will then schedule CERT trianing.

    Name of Program: CERT Wilson County
    Geographic Area: Wilson County
    Point of Contact: Marty Heckman
    Title: Special Operations/Communications Officer
    Phone Number: 6154448799 122
    E-mail address: heckmanm@wilsonema.com
    Website address: http://wilsonema.com

    Name of Program: Claiborne County CERT
    Geographic Area: Claiborne County
    Point of Contact: David Breeding
    Phone Number: 4236269617
    E-mail address: ccema@emadhs.us
    Brief Description: To provide assistance during major events within Claiborne County to first response agencies. To assist OEM in search and rescue efforts damage assesment and weather reporting.

    Name of Program: Jackson AmerCorps CERT
    Geographic Area: West Tennessee
    Point of Contact: Brandy Jones
    Phone Number: 7313942298
    E-mail address: bjones@carlperkinscenter.org
    Brief Description: AmeriCorps / Jackson Exchange Club – Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse CERT Team.

    Name of Program: Jackson State Community College CERT
    Geographic Area: Jackson State Community College Campus
    Point of Contact: Leah Gray
    Phone Number: 7314243520
    E-mail address: lgray@jscc.edu
    Brief Description: Faculty and Staff CERT Team to respond to campus emergencies.

    Name of Program: Walden’s Ridge CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Walden’s Ridge Community
    Point of Contact: Billy Cranfield
    Phone Number: 4237752505
    E-mail address: baduser+13531@dhs.gov
    Brief Description: To assist the community of Walden’s Ridge should a disaster of significance occur in the Walden’s Ridge area of Rhea County TN. To initiate immediate search and rescue when necessary and provide medical asistance that lies within the framework of CERT training. To work in conjunction with the local fire department and the Rhea county Sheriff’s Dept. as possible when requested. To promote the general well being of the residents of this community.

    Name of Program: Hendon Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Hendon
    Point of Contact: Bob Davis
    Phone Number: 4234472197
    E-mail address: patnbob@bledsoe.net
    Brief Description: Hendon Community Emergency Response Team is an operation of Community Response Incorporated, a Tennessee non-profit entity established as a neighborhood watch. Hendon CERT will assist in disaster relief in the Hendon Community of Bledsoe county should a need arise from a natural or manmade disaster. Search and rescue, emergency medical assistance, assisting local professionals response personnel, and training others in the CERT program are the active purposes of the Hendon Emergency Response Team.

    Name of Program: Blount County CERT
    Geographic Area: Blount County
    Point of Contact: Karen Trotter
    Phone Number: 8652073626
    E-mail address: krtarc@gmail.com
    Brief Description: The Blount County CERT program is a volunteer organization formed and ran by volunteers in the community in cooperation with the Maryville Fire Department, Blount County Emergency Management Services, Blount County Fire Department, Blount County Police Department, Blount County Rescue Squad, Rural Metro, TEMA, FEMA, and other Blount County emergency fire and police department and organizations. The training is performed by qualified CERT trainers with the Maryville Fire Department and Blount County American Red Cross. The CERT program consists of both classroom and hands-on training in fire suppression, medical emergencies, disaster assessment, and search and rescue using the FEMA curriculum. This training will assist citizens in how to prepare for a disaster, what actions to take following a disaster, to perform tasks within the citizen’s scope of practice, and to hand over the scene to qualified, official emergency response personnel upon their arrival. The group will assist with educating the community on potential disasters for our area, preparing for disasters, assist the fire department in their annual fire detector checks, along with other assignments as directed.

    Name of Program: Jackson County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Jackson County
    Point of Contact: Jim Morgan
    Phone Number: 9312682556
    E-mail address: jacksonems@twlakes.net
    Brief Description: To sustain a viable CERT program so the citizens of Jackson County will be able to receive CERT training so they will be prepared to respond in time if crisis or disaster so they will be able to help their families and/or coworkers before first responders arrive on the scene.

    Name of Program: Cannon County CERT
    Geographic Area: Cannon County, Woodbury, Middle TN area, UASI
    Point of Contact: Faye Morse
    Phone Number: 6155632026
    E-mail address: ccema@dtccom.net

    Name of Program: Lambuth Area Neighborhood Association (LANA)
    Geographic Area: Jackson, Tennessee
    Point of Contact: Michael Winslow
    Phone Number: 7316168599
    E-mail address: gmwinslo@bellsouth.net
    Brief Description: Members of the neighborhood near Lambuth Univerity in Jackson, Tennessee. CERT Team to take care of themselves and their neighbors in the event of a disaster.

    Name of Program: Crieve Hall Neighborhood Association CERT
    Geographic Area: Nashville
    Point of Contact: Ronald E Ream
    Title: CERT
    Phone Number: 6153312726
    E-mail address: ronream@aol.com
    Website address: http://www.crieve-hall.com
    Brief Description: Formed March 15, 2007 to serve a South Nashville neighborhood of 2000 homes. Goal, to CERT train as many neighbors as possible. Goal, to establish 100 Watch Groups. Goal,to build a CERT Team of 80 to 100 members. Goal, provide monthly continuing education training. Goal,have prepositioned water and food for disaster workers as well as tools and equipment to shut off utilities and basic fire suppression and communication capabilities. Goal, to have an annual disaster training exercise to test our effectiveness.

    Name of Program: Jackson-Madison County CERT Training & Administration
    Geographic Area: City of Jackson and Madison County
    Point of Contact: Michael Winslow
    Title: CERT Coordinator
    Phone Number: 7314271271
    E-mail address: ki4lmz@bellsouth.net
    Brief Description: The Jackson-Madison County CERT Training & Administration is a component of the Jackson-Madison County Emergency Management Agency. Our mission is to provide CERT training to volunteers, coordinate CERT Teams, facilitate the dissemination of information and promote the CERT program in the community.

    Name of Program: CERT Germantown
    Geographic Area: City of Germantown, Shelby County
    Point of Contact: Edgar Babian
    Title: Deputy Chief
    Phone Number: 9017577268
    E-mail address: ebabian@germantown-tn.gov
    Website address: http://www.ci.germantown.tn.us
    Brief Description: Overview Members of a neighborhood or workplace that want to be better prepared for the hazards that threaten our community form CERT teams. Beyond Disaster Response To add value to the CERT program, the City of Germantown can tap on these teams to be an active and vital part of our communities’ preparedness and response capability by doing such things as helping to distribute and/or install smoke alarms and batteries to the elderly and disabled. Promote community awareness of potential hazards and preparedness measures by staffing first aid booths at neighborhood fairs and parades; speak at PTA meetings, neighborhood association meetings, and service clubs; and assist Fire Bureau staff at community safety fairs. Standards and Protocols CERT’s are considered “Good Samaritans” and covered under the Volunteer Protection Act. CERT volunteers do not have any authority beyond serving as “Good Samaritans” when helping others. When deployed appropriately, however, CERTs can complement and enhance first-response capability in neighborhoods and in the workplace by ensuring the safety of themselves and their families working outward to the neighborhood or office and beyond until first responders arrive. CERTs can then assist first-response personnel as directed. CERT members must keep their safety in mind as their first priority. CERT volunteers must know their capabilities and the limitations of their training and equipment and work within those limitations. CERTs do not: ·Suppress large fires. ·Enter structures that they consider heavily damaged and dangerous (e.g., leaning or moved from foundation). ·Perform hazardous materials cleanup or respond to incidents involving radiological, chemical, or biological agents. ·Perform medical, fire, or search and rescue operations beyond their level of training. ·Activate or deploy unless called for in their procedures. Recognition Training will need to be an on going project. Goals To achieve the goals set forth in the Germantown Vision 2020, for goals in 2005-2010, Public Safety Plan. Goal 1 Safest City In Southeast Objectives ·Residents and businesses taking responsibility for making a safe community Goal 2 Proactive approach to Community Safety Objectives ·Residents and businesses educated about community safety issues and responsibilities ·Effective communications through regional communication system (interoperability) ·Effective plan for natural disaster and major emergency: preparation, response and recovery ·Citizens and the community taking responsibility to prevent safety problems from occurring ·Residents volunteering and participating in Police and Fire reserve programs Hazards Facing our Community ·Earthquake ·Tornado ·Flooding ·Wind Storm ·Hazardous Chemical Spill

    Name of Program: Crieve Hall Neighborhood Association CERT
    Geographic Area: Nashville
    Point of Contact: Ronald E Ream
    Title: CERT
    Phone Number: 6153312726
    E-mail address: ronream@aol.com
    Website address: http://www.crieve-hall.com
    Brief Description: Formed March 15, 2007 to serve a South Nashville neighborhood of 2000 homes. Goal, to CERT train as many neighbors as possible. Goal, to establish 100 Watch Groups. Goal,to build a CERT Team of 80 to 100 members. Goal, provide monthly continuing education training. Goal,have prepositioned water and food for disaster workers as well as tools and equipment to shut off utilities and basic fire suppression and communication capabilities. Goal, to have an annual disaster training exercise to test our effectiveness.

    Name of Program: Hawkins County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Jurisdiction
    Point of Contact: Gary Murrell
    Phone Number: 4232728059
    E-mail address: gary.murrell@hawkinscountytn.gov
    Brief Description: The Hawkins County CERT is a program designed to prepare Hawkins County residents to help themselves, their families, schools, churches and neighbors in the event of an emergency or catastrophic disaster. The training for CERT covers basic skills that are important to know in any situation when emergency services are not available. Using the training received to save lives and protect property can make a difference. With training, practice and working together as a team, we will do the greatest good for the residents of Hawkins County.

    Name of Program: Hornbeak and Samburg Area CERT
    Geographic Area: Hornbeak and Samburg area
    Point of Contact: Brian Davis
    Phone Number: 7315389626
    E-mail address: bwdavis6109@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: TO PRIVIDE CITIZENS WITH THE TOOLS THEY NEED IN EFFECTIVELY COPING WITH A DISASTER.

    Name of Program: Nashville – Davidson County Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Metro Nashville & Davidson County
    Point of Contact: Melissa Phillips
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: melissa.phillips@nashville.gov
    Website address: http://www.nashville.gov/oem
    Brief Description: The Community Emergency Response Team is a group of trained volunteers from the community who assist emergency response personnel during large-scale disasters. Citizens in the community are trained to cut off utilities, put out small fires, administer first aid, search for rescue victims, organize themselves and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts. Volunteers must enroll in a 16-hour instructional course that is taught at a convenient location in the community. The classes are open to business and the public.

    Name of Program: Jefferson County Volunteer Emergency Support Team
    Geographic Area: Jefferson County
    Point of Contact: Randall Woods
    Phone Number: 8654716000
    E-mail address: rwoods@jeffersoncountytn.gov
    Website address: http://www.jctsd.org
    Brief Description: The mission of Jefferson County Volunteer Emergency Support Team is to respond to potential disasters that may come up in our neighborhoods, and to supplement professional responders whenever we are called upon.

    Name of Program: Hawkins County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Hawkins County
    Point of Contact: Gary Murrell
    Phone Number: 4232728059
    E-mail address: gary.murrell@hawkinscountytn.gov
    Brief Description: The CERT program consists of both classroom and hands-on training in fire suppression, medical emergencies, disaster assessment and search and rescue using the FEMA curriculum. This training will assist citizens in how to prepare for a disaster and what actions to take following a disaster. The Hawkins County CERT program brings together profesionals from local fire, EMS, rescue, law enforcement, and public health agencies to offer CERT training to Hawkins County citizens. The program consists of the standard FEMA CERT curriculum.

    Name of Program: Roane County Cert Team
    Geographic Area: Kingston
    Point of Contact: Mike Woody
    Phone Number: 8653763641
    E-mail address: dmikewoody@bellsouth.net
    Brief Description: This is the First Baptist Church Team in Kingston Tenn. Our goal is to have a team in different parts of the county

    Name of Program: Memphis International Airport-Transportation Security Administration CERT Squad
    Geographic Area: Memphis International Airport
    Point of Contact: Jim Cooksey
    Phone Number: 9013485400
    E-mail address: jim.cooksey@dhs.gov
    Website address: http://www.tsa.gov/
    Brief Description: Program developed for response to a major earthquake or natural disaster. The plan is to support the DHS-Transportation Security Administration (DHS/TSA) Memphis International Airport operations for 72 hours or until public safety personnel are available for response to the airport. The team is built with 4 squads of 6 members or 24 members total and one program leader, which all are federal TSA employees. Memphis/Shelby County Emergency Management Agency trained the teams and also trained 5 trainers who will contiune monthly training with each squad.

    Name of Program: University of Memphis – Campus CERT
    Geographic Area: University of Memphis
    Point of Contact: Shelby Slater
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: slslater@memphis.edu
    Brief Description: This program provides a mechanism for students, faculty and staff to become actively involved in emergency preparedness and response efforts for the campus community.

    Name of Program: City of White House CERT
    Geographic Area: City of White House in Robertson and Sumner Counties
    Point of Contact: Joe Palmer
    Phone Number: 6156725338
    E-mail address: jpalmer@cityofwhitehouse.com

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