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Postby North Idaho Patriot » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:31 pm

Name of Program: Dodge County Citizen Corps Volunteer Response Team
Geographic Area: Dodge County, Juneau
Point of Contact: Jennifer Warmke
Title: Program Assistant
Phone Number: 9203863993
E-mail address: jwarmke@co.dodge.wi.us
Website address: http://www.co.dodge.wi.us/emg
Brief Description: The Dodge County Citizen Corps Volunteer Response Team consists of over 70 members representing various agencies and volunteer organizations. All members receive on-going training and are utilized for public education, outreach to neighboring communities and counties, educational programs, programming and distribution of NOAA radios, training exercises, and in disaster situations. We understand that not all CERT participants wish to engage in additional activities outside of learning how to care for themselves and their immediate family in the event of a disaster. Therefore, we encourage all CERT participants to join the Dodge County Citizen Corps Council if they wish to be activated in the event of a determined need. To obtain more information or become a member of the Dodge County Citizen Corps Council, simply log onto our website at www.co.dodge.wi/emg and click on the Citizen Corps link. The link will provide you with answers to frequently asked questions, information on related programs and an opportunity to complete a Volunteer Application Form.


Name of Program: Door County CERT
Geographic Area: Door County, Sturgeon Bay
Point of Contact: Ann DeMeuse
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 9207467101
E-mail address: ademeuse@co.door.wi.us
Brief Description: CERT training being offered in Door County, WI. May 21 from 5-9 PM, Saturday, May 22 and Sunday May 23 from 8 AM until 5 PM. If interested, call 920-746-7101. CERT team development is ongoing.


Name of Program: Ho-Chunk Nation
Geographic Area: Jackson, Juneau, Wood, Sauk and Monroe, Black River Falls
Point of Contact:
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 7152845877
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: To provide emergency resources to a rural tribal nation in the event of a natural or civil disaster. CERT (TERT)provides a trained cadre of community residents to assist tribal communities and businesses of the Ho-Chunk Nation in the event of disaster that overwhelms local units of governments.


Name of Program: Citizen Corps of Milwaukee County CERT
Geographic Area: Milwaukee County
Point of Contact: Steve Hutson
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 4144754025
E-mail address: na@citizencorps.gov
Brief Description: CERT training offered on a regular basis at the Volunteer and Training Center of Citizen Corps of Milwaukee County. Visit our website for upcoming classes. www.ccmilwaukee.org.


Name of Program: Community Emergency Response Team Training
Geographic Area: Price County
Point of Contact: Nate Nez
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 7153392663
E-mail address: pbh@co.price.wi.us
Brief Description: Price County conducted a Basic CERT training course in Phillips, Wisconsin, in April 2003. Sixteen community members completed the training. Price County will be conducting its next Basic CERT course in October 2003.


Name of Program: De Pere Police Explorers
Geographic Area: Brown County, De Pere Wisconsin
Point of Contact: Officer Dennis Gladwell
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 9203398070
E-mail address: Dgladwell@mail.de-pere.org
Brief Description: The De Pere police explorer post #9456 competed CERT Training at the De Pere Police Department. The CERT Team has 15 individuals prepared and ready to assist the City of De Pere and Brown County Emergency Management in case of an emeregency. The CERT Team training was funded by Brown County Emergency Management.


Name of Program: CERT
Geographic Area: Wisconsin
Point of Contact: Margie Welsh
Title: n/a
Phone Number: 6082423222
E-mail address: margiew@dma.state.wi.us
Brief Description: Wisconsin Emergency Management has funding available for CERT training within the State of Wisconsin. For more information contact your County Emergency Management Director. West Virginia


Name of Program: Southeast Wisconsin Citizens and Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD)
Geographic Area: Milwaukee, Waukesha and Ozaukee Counties
Point of Contact: Linda Botts
Phone Number: 2624465077
E-mail address: Lbotts@waukeshacounty.gov
Website address: http://www.coadwi.org
Brief Description: COAD is a collaboration between Milwaukee, Waukesha and Ozaukee Counties. Our mission: "To harness the power of every individual through eduation, training, and volunteer service to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds."


Name of Program: Outagamie County Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Outagamie County and the Fox Valley
Point of Contact: Christina Muller
Phone Number:
E-mail address: mullercm@co.outagamie.wi.us
Website address: http://www.ocemready.org
Brief Description: The goals of the Outagamie County CERT are: 1. Assist in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery as needed by Emergency Management and the public safety community. 2. To educate, motivate, and empower our citizens in disaster preparedness. 3. To provide emergency preparedness for homes, schools, workplaces, public places, and places of worship through community involvement in identifying, reporting, and positively responding to disasters.


Name of Program: Southeast Wisconsin Citizen Corps
Geographic Area: Southeast Wisconsin
Point of Contact: Catherine LaFaive-Markstrom
Phone Number: 2628869612
E-mail address: cmarkstrom@volunteercenterofracine.org
Website address: http://www.volunteercenterofracine.org/index.php/SEWICC
Brief Description: SEWICC runs CERT classes & Safety Fairs throughout Racine & Kenosha Counties under the direction of Racine & Kenosha County Emergency Management.


Name of Program: Citizen Corps of Washington County - CERT
Geographic Area: Washington County
Point of Contact: Deborah Knepler
Phone Number: 2623388256
E-mail address: citizencorps@volunteernow.net
Website address: http://www.volunteernow.net
Brief Description: For information call 262-338-8256 or email citizencorps@volunteernow.net


Name of Program: Mohican Nation-Stockbridge-Munsee Band-CERT
Geographic Area: Shawano
Point of Contact: Roger Miller
Phone Number: 7157935070
E-mail address: roger.miller@mohican-nsn.gov
Website address: http://www.mohican.com
Brief Description: CERT dedicated to respond in cases of events and emergencies, assistin EMS-Police-Fire operations with assistance where possible. Light Search & Rescue with 1st responder assessment capabilities.


Name of Program: Fox Valley Technical College - CERT
Geographic Area: Calumet, Outagamie, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago Counties and the City of Appleton
Point of Contact: Barbara Nelson
Phone Number: 9207354818
E-mail address: nelsonb@fvtc.edu
Brief Description: The 2006 Homeland Security (HS) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) grant provides numerous communities in Northeast Wisconsin with many trained CERT volunteers. The program continues to develop, in part, through efforts of past trained volunteers along with an outreach program of certified instructors going into communities to deliver the training. The CERT Program serves as a forum for communities to have volunteers fine-tune their skills so they are well trained and prepared in the event of a disaster. The number of trained CERT members in NE Wisconsin is well over 200 volunteers with 15 volunteers completing the instructor course.


Name of Program: Stockbridge-Munsee Community Emergency Response Team
Geographic Area: Stockbridge-Munsee Community and Shawano County
Point of Contact: Roger Miller
Phone Number: 7157935070
E-mail address: roger.miller@mohican-nsn.gov
Brief Description: The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican are located in central Wisconsin in the northern part of Shawano County. The SMCERT program has immediate responsibility in two townships, Bartelme and Red Springs. The SMCERT is available to assist Shawano County Emergency Management. The goal is to be prepared for emergent conditions that are relevant to the community. Tornadoes, Fires, Snow/Ice Storms and other severe weather related emergencies.


Name of Program: St Paul's Lutheran CERT
Geographic Area: Wood County
Point of Contact: Fred Camacho
Phone Number: 7153234566
E-mail address: facjac@charter.net
Website address: http://www.stpaulswr.org/
Brief Description: The CERT at St Paul's was estblished to provide a resource not only to the City of Wisconsin Rapids, but also a response organization if need within the state. As a church member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, this team will provide assistance to other synod members when requested.


Name of Program: Oneida EMHS CERT
Geographic Area: Oneida Nation Tribal Terrority
Point of Contact: Martin Antone
Phone Number: 9208694404
E-mail address: mantone@oneidanation.org
Brief Description: All Emergency Management Homeland Security staff will include the Oneida Tribes vision, values and strategic themes. The purposes of NIMS implementation include protection of quality of life, education of emergency awareness, and responsible and responsive governmental practices. Like the balanced scorecard visions, Emergency Management Homeland Security will focus Tribal resources, prioritize needs, and use best practices to bring success to the Tribe during emergencies or disasters. NIMS implementation will be an ongoing and dynamic process for the Oneida Tribe and a coordinated effort for efficient emergency response through CERT Program.
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Re: List of Wisconsin CERT's

Postby itsadisaster » Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:07 am

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 + online CERT courses at viewtopic.php?f=106&t=4030
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Re: List of Wisconsin CERT's

Postby Condition1 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:42 pm

Awesome information! Thanks for th links...
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Re: List of Wisconsin CERT's

Postby ffs » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:48 am

Just a quick update.

According to www.coadwi.org:

"COAD has shutdown all operations...

Unfortunately, due to recent financial difficulties the Board of Directors has decided to shut down all of COAD’s operations, discontinue our volunteer programs, and end our current fund development strategy. COAD will not dissolve completely but will instead exist only as a Board of Directors who meets on a regular basis to discuss local emergency management issues and plans.

Therefore effective immediately COAD will no longer be providing any of the core services you have come to expect including: Community Outreach and Education including CERT Training, Volunteer Management, Resource Management, and Community Planning and Recovery.

The Southeast WI Medical Reserve Corp will be merged with the Wisconsin Disaster Medical Response Team (WDMRT) MRC unit, which is housed out of the Fox Valley area. The MRC will continue to remain active in Southeastern WI and will provide support to local emergency management during exercises and emergencies/disasters under the WDMRT. Racine County also operates its own MRC unit; please contact them if you are interested in joining a local unit based in SE WI.

COAD will no longer provide CERT Training or operate a CERT Volunteer Program in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and Ozaukee Counties. Milwaukee County may provide CERT Training in the future, please contact Milwaukee County Emergency Management this summer to find out the status of CERT Training in Milwaukee. Currently Washington and Racine Counties still provide CERT Training to the public. Please contact the Southeast Wisconsin Citizen Corp in Racine or The Citizen Corp of Washington County for more information on their CERT Programs.

I have done my best to find new homes for all of our programs however it may be some time before they are operational again so please be patient.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and all of COAD I want to thank you for your time, consideration, and support over the years. Though COAD’s operations are coming to an end, we are proud of the success the organization has achieved; success which was only made possible through the support of our volunteers, partners, and associates like you.

Gail and I will be working our last day this Friday, January 4th. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to get back to you. After Friday the current contact information you have for COAD will no longer be valid, you may reach out to the Board through sewicoad@gmail.com or by checking the COAD website (coadwi.org) for updates. Please keep in mind the COAD Board of Directors will not be providing any services to the public and will only meet quarterly therefore their ability to answer your correspondences will be very limited.

Thank you for your support.

Rob Kraemer
Interim Executive Director"
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