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Postby North Idaho Patriot » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:56 pm

Name of Program: Lewis and Clark Tri - County CERT
Geographic Area: LEWIS & CLARK County, HELENA
Point of Contact: Karen Semple
Phone Number: 4064433376
E-mail address: lewisandclarkcert@yahoo.com
Website address: http://www.co.lewis-clark.mt.us
Brief Description: Recent disasters & emergencies; hazard analysis: 1hour Course preview, mitigation, terrorism, community preparedenss and handling threats: 7 hours Basic First Aid: 4 hours Fire safety: 2 hours Light Search & Rescue: 2 hours Disaster Psychology: 2 hours Course review and exam: 2 hours Total Hours: 20 CERT Class taught on Nov. 13, 18 & 25 in the EOC.


Name of Program: CSKT CERT
Geographic Area: Polson, Montana, Lake County
Point of Contact: Bruce Bowman
Phone Number: 4064433376
E-mail address: bowmansrus@bresnan.net
Brief Description: Tribal CERT program.


Name of Program: Richland County CERT
Geographic Area: Richland County, Sidney
Point of Contact: Butch Renders
Title: Richland County Emergency Manager
Phone Number: 4064332220
E-mail address: des@richland.org
Brief Description: 20 hour training held 03/04. 54 volunteers completed the training to become CERT certified. The CERT role is being developed by the LEPC. Future plans include two more trainings this year, quarterly meetings of the CERT team, and on-going training opportunities.


Name of Program: Yellowstone County CERT
Geographic Area: Yellowstone County
Point of Contact: Pamela Sanderson
Phone Number: 4062523839
E-mail address: pam.sanderson@unitedway.org
Brief Description: North Carolina


Name of Program: Custer County
Geographic Area: Custer County, Miles City
Point of Contact: Paul Boulden
Phone Number: 4062341788
E-mail address: pfb@midrivers.com


Name of Program: Cascade County - Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Cascade County
Point of Contact: Jim Adkins
Phone Number: 4067615201
E-mail address: jadkins@bresnan.net
Website address: des@co.cascade.mt.us
Brief Description: Organized under Cascade County Disaster and Emergency Services, we are available for dispatch to any disaster situation to support emergency services personnel. We provide support to the City/County Health Department for local services such as the annual flu shot clinic and staff the first aid booth during the State Fair. We participate in various community health, wellfare and safety events and provide speakers to civic and social groups.


Name of Program: Musselshell County CERT
Geographic Area: Musselshell County
Point of Contact: Janet Franson
Phone Number: 4063232273
E-mail address: coyote130@yahoo.com
Brief Description: The Mission of Musselshell County CERT Program is to engage the abilities of individuals through education, training, and volunteer service to make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds. The Goals of the Musselshell County CERT Program will be to tailor activities to the community and build on community strengths, to develop and implement a local strategy to have individuals participate through: Personal Responsibility, Training, Volunteer service.


Name of Program: Ravalli County CERT
Geographic Area: Ravalli County
Point of Contact: Shannon Dickerson
Phone Number: 4063756670
E-mail address: sdickerson@ravallicounty.mt.gov


Name of Program: Butte-Silver Bow CERT
Geographic Area: City and County of Butte-Silver Bow
Point of Contact: Roger Ebner
Phone Number: 4064976295
E-mail address: rebner@bsb.mt.gov
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Re: List of Montana CERT's

Postby itsadisaster » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:37 pm

As fyi … Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) are 1 of 5 programs under Citizen Corps. CERT members actually get trained in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations and is usually delivered in 2-1/2 hour sessions, one evening a week over a 7 week period. Some communities offer courses no charge while others charge a small fee. And several communities even have Teen CERTs.

Some other programs under Citizen Corps include Fire Corps, Medical Reserve Corps (MRCs), USAWatch (a.k.a. National Neighborhood Watch) and Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS). These programs all rely on volunteers from local communities.

Some Affiliates and Organizations that work closely with Citizen Corps include American Radio Relay League (ARRL), The American Legion, Civil Air Patrol, Girl Scouts,, Jaycees, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) and many others.

If you don’t see a CERT posted above in your area (or if you can’t reach a CERT contact above since they do change hands sometimes), visit http://www.citizencorps.gov and search your zip code to see if there is a program near you.

And finally … check out a thread discussing Citizen Corps + various disaster/prep volunteer groups + learn about online CERT courses at viewtopic.php?f=106&t=4030
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Re: List of Montana CERT's

Postby davidh » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:08 pm

Do you happen to know where the EOC is for Lewis and Clark. I am new here and just saw the CERT posting but my internet won't let me get to the site. I'm on Ft Harrison and didn't know if it was State DES on the fort or not.
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Re: List of Montana CERT's

Postby itsadisaster » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:03 pm

Hi davidh .. per County site... Lewis & Clark Disaster and Emergency Services (DES) Paul N. Spengler - DES Coordinator addr: Law Enforcement Center Basement 221 Breckenridge Ave. Helena, MT 59601 (406) 447-8285 http://www.co.lewis-clark.mt.us/departm ... vices.html

Above link also has a CERT pamphlet & registration form in PDF on right side of screen. Not sure if Ft Harrison has their own EOC or not - sometimes they do, other times they coordinate with Co ES or state as you mentioned. Just PM me if you need me to dig a little more. Hope this helps! :) itsa (Janet)
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