List of WV CERTS

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    Genevieve
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    Looks like we were left out of the listings for our state’s CERT programs. :rolleyes:

    So I did a search and came up with these:

    Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
    West Virginia CERT’s

    Name of Program: Berkeley County CERT
    Geographic Area: Berkeley County
    Point of Contact: Stephen Allen
    Title: Director
    Phone Number: 3042631345
    E-mail address: bcoes@earthlink.net
    Brief Description: In a major disaster or emergency would you know what to do to protect yourself, your family, and your neighborhood? Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, training is designed for the average citizen to become better prepared for emergencies. The training includes basic level disaster preparedness, fire safety, first aid, search and rescue, disaster psychology, and terrorism. Classes are free and open to the general public. Much of the training is �hands on�. To get more information contact the Berkeley County Office of Emergency Services at 263-1345, by email bcoes@earthlink.net.

    Name of Program: Pendleton County CERT
    Geographic Area: Pendleton County
    Point of Contact: Edna Mullenax
    Phone Number: 3045672477
    E-mail address: mullenaxed@yahoo.com
    Website address: http://www.pendletoncountyoem.com
    Brief Description: This CERT Team will be serving the Pendleton County Area with teams located in serveral small communities. Meetings are held every third thursday of the month at the Pendleton County Emergency Management office in Franklin. There are now 45 members trained and available for disaster emergencies.

    Name of Program: Raleigh County CERT
    Geographic Area: Raleigh county, Beckley WV
    Point of Contact: Marty Agee
    Title: Deputy Director
    Phone Number: 3042550911
    E-mail address: marty911@suddenlinkmail.com
    Website address: http://www.raleigh911.org
    Brief Description: The CERT Program provides training in emergency preparedness and basic response techniques to citizens who in turn take an active role in personal and public safety. CERT Members will receive a 20 hours of training in seven areas: Session I: Disaster Preparedness Session II: Fire Suppression Session III: Disaster Medical Operations�Triage and Treating Life Threatening Injuries Session IV: Disaster Medical Operations�Assessment, Treatment, and Hygiene Session V: Light Search and Rescue Session VI: Team Organization and Disaster Psychology Session VII: Final Exercise A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be developed in communities, businesses private and non-profits, colleges, hospitals, etc.

    Name of Program: Randolph County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Randolph County, Elkins
    Point of Contact: Glen Koon
    Phone Number: 3047598282
    E-mail address: ranoem@verizon.net
    Brief Description: Program is comprised of citizens from Randolph County. Our objective is to prepare our citizens for a possible disaster and also to aid their neighbors in time of need.

    Name of Program: Wood County CERT
    Geographic Area: Wood County/Mid Ohio Valley
    Point of Contact: Roger Bibbee
    Title: Planner/Citizen Corps Coordinator
    Phone Number: 3044200911
    E-mail address: rdbibbee@woodcounty911.com
    Website address: http://www.woodcounty911.com
    Brief Description: If a disaster event overwhelms the communities professional response, it it vital to have CERT trained personnel. The CERT program trains citizens to provide essential basic skills to assist family, neighbors, and co-workers until first responders can arrive. CERT members may also assist in non-emergency situations such as health fairs, safety demonstrations, and in disaster preparedness. This training is free and open to the public. Wyoming

    Name of Program: City of Charleston CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Kanawha County, Charleston
    Point of Contact: Pat Epperhart
    Title: Planner/Citizen Corps Coordinator
    Phone Number: 3043484130
    E-mail address: Pat.Epperhart@cityofcharleston.org
    Website address: http://www.kanawha.us
    Brief Description: Kanawha County is the population center as well as the center of state government. The topography makes a large area of the county conducive to flash flooding. Chemical plants dot the landscape of the county. Three interstates converge upon downtown Charleston. A river that supports commercial navigation passes through the downtown area and two rail lines flank the downtown. All of these are transportation routes for HAZMAT. Having a trained CERT force is a strong asset in an area such as ours that could endure an emergency event that could overwhelm first responders.

    Name of Program: Ohio County C.E.R.T
    Geographic Area: Ohio County
    Point of Contact: Phillip Redford
    Title: Planner/Citizen Corps Coordinator
    Phone Number: 3042343756
    E-mail address: predford@wocema.com
    Website address: http://www.wocema.com
    Brief Description: The first 12 to 72 hours after a disaster is the most critical. What would you do if emergency personnel were not able to get to you or your community during this timeframe? The CERT Program provides training in emergency preparedness and basic response techiques to citizens who in turn take an active role in personal and public safety. CERT Members will receive a 20 hours of training in seven areas. CERT member are not intended to repalce a community’s response capability but rather to serve as an important supplement to it. A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be developed in communities, businesses both private and non-profits, colleges, hospitals, etc. Ohio County also recruits medical professionals for the Medical Reserve Corps. The Whg.-Ohio Co. E.M.A. and the Ohio County Sheriff’s Dept. is one of 9 programs in the US that have been recognized as a Volunteers in Police Service Academy. Citizens interested in becoming volunteers for local law enforcement should contact the E.M.A.

    Name of Program: Upshur County CERT
    Geographic Area: Upshur County, Buckhannon
    Point of Contact: Darrell R. Bennett
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 3044725723
    E-mail address: darrell-b@hotmail.com
    Brief Description: The first 12 – 72 hours after a disaster is the most critical. The CERT program provides training in emergency preparedness and basic response techiques to citizens who in turn will take a active role in personal and public safety during such a disaster. CERT Members will reeceive 20 hours of emergency training in several critical areas. CERT Team Members are not intended to replace a community’s professional responce capability but rather to serve as an important supplement to a communities emergency services.

    Name of Program: Clay County Citizens Corps
    Geographic Area: Clay County
    Point of Contact: Pat Beets
    Title: OES Director
    Phone Number: 3045874539
    E-mail address: claycitizenscorps@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: We live in a small and very isolated community. During even small emergencies our resource are stretched thin. Our goal is to prevent, respond to, and recover from the emergencies that our people may face.

    Name of Program: ACC CERT
    Geographic Area: Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg
    Point of Contact: Teddy R Edwards
    Title: Director
    Phone Number: 3048267894
    E-mail address: conservationcorps@msn.com
    Website address: http://www.conservationcorps.us
    Brief Description: After the flooding of 2000 the ACC teamed up with the WV Divison of Environmental Protection and the Federal Emergency Management Agency ( FEMA ) to assist Monongalia Co., Taylor Co. and Marion Co. in the aftermath. The ACC set up a team to assess damage and began an eight month recovery and cleanup effort. This was the start of the ACC Emergency Response Team. After 9-11-2001 the ACC became trainers for FEMA and held the first CERT train- the- trainer courses in WV. The course was setup for County emergency managers, police officers, fire fighters and paramedics to understand the function and duty of each responding agency in the community and to enhance communications in the event of a catastrophic disaster. The ACC is on call 24 hours a day to respond to any natural or man made disaster with its certified Search and Rescue Team(SAR) and specialized recovery team.

    Name of Program: West Virginia K-9 Search & Rescue, Inc.
    Geographic Area: Kanawha County
    Point of Contact: Dale Petry
    Phone Number: 3047467911
    E-mail address: dpetry@metro911.org
    Website address: http://www.wvk9sar.org
    Brief Description: West Virginia K-9 Search & Rescue, Inc. WVK9SAR) is a non-profit, all volunteer group based in Charleston that is dedicated to the purpose of finding lost persons (living and deceased) with trained dog teams. Teams are available 24/7 and respond statewide. There is never a fee for our services. The group is trained in CERT to provide additional aid to first responders in our community.

    Name of Program: West Virginia University Campus Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: West Virginia University campus
    Point of Contact: Kate Van Sant
    Phone Number: 3042933136
    E-mail address: kate.vansant@mail.wvu.edu
    Website address: http://police.wvu.edu/campus_emergency_response_teams
    Brief Description: To prepare a group of WVU employees to aid and assist professional first responders in the event of a major emergency.

    Name of Program: WVU CERT
    Geographic Area: West Virginia University
    Point of Contact: Kate Van Sant
    Phone Number: 3042933136
    E-mail address: kate.vansant@mail.wvu.edu
    Brief Description: WVU CERT program will train areas of students, faculty and staff in preparedness and the CERT curriculum.

    Name of Program: Monongalia County CERT
    Geographic Area: Monongalia County
    Point of Contact: Glenda Hollandsworth
    Phone Number: 3045989500
    E-mail address: ghollandsworth@rivervalleyarc.org
    Brief Description: Monongalia County CERT program will train individuals on how to assist in emergency response during times of disaster and also promote disaster preparedness and training.

    Name of Program: Marshall County Community Emergency Response Team Program
    Geographic Area: Marshall
    Point of Contact: Mike Mucheck
    Phone Number: 3048431130
    E-mail address: mcoes172@ovis.net
    Brief Description: Provide localized emergency preparedness training that is customized to meet the needs of our community.

    Name of Program: Roane County CERT
    Geographic Area: Roane County, WV
    Point of Contact: Daniel Goodwin
    Phone Number: 3049276335
    E-mail address: drgoodwin@rghwv.org
    Brief Description: Have recently conducted two CERT Classes, one in the fall of last year and one in March of this year. Currently we have 18 volunteers trained in CERT for Roane County. Goals – continue to coordinate follow up training with local EMS, Fire Personnel, etc.

    http://www.citizencorps.gov/cc/CertIndex.do?reportsForState&cert=&state=WV

    There ya go. Just in case some of you might be interested in getting the training.

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