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    Name of Program: Barton County CERT
    Geographic Area: Barton County
    Point of Contact: Amy Miller
    Phone Number: 6207931919
    E-mail address: : emermgnt@bartoncounty.org
    Brief Description: We started our program in January of 2003 and have completed three classes. The first one was funded by the police and fire departments and the other two by a grant. Our goal is to get 4 more trainers and complete at least two classes a year. We are also getting the teams made up and equiped to respond.

    Name of Program: Salina South High CERT
    Geographic Area: Saline County
    Point of Contact: Dean Speaks
    Phone Number: 7858266511
    E-mail address: dean.speaks@saline.org
    Brief Description: The Saline County LEPC has been teaching CERT to students at Salina South High since the spring of 2005. We have created two response teams (12 students each)in the school and they are trained and equipped to respond to emergencies in the school. They also are available to assist in the response to events occuring anywhere in Saline County or Statewide. We teach a Basic CERT course as an elective class in the fall and offer advanced training each spring. The response teams have also participated in training exercises with Saline County’s First Response agencies (fire, law enforcement, ems, etc) to enhance their skills.

    Name of Program: Butler County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Butler County, Andover
    Point of Contact: Charlene Miller
    Title: Asst. Director
    Phone Number: 3167339796
    E-mail address: cmmiller@bucoks.com
    Brief Description: The Butler County CERT Program will be providing training to interested individuals beginning in October 2004. Our objective is to supply a program of training to citizens who are interested in making themselves disaster ready and who can in turn assist their neighbors as well as local emergency responders when disaster strikes.

    Name of Program: Olathe CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Olathe
    Point of Contact: Rita Hoffman
    Phone Number: 9139717943
    E-mail address: rhoffman@olatheks.org
    Website address: http://www.olatheks.org/Residents/Fire/cert_home.cfm
    Brief Description: We train neighborhoods, businesses, school district employees, and special interest groups as Community Emergency Response Teams.

    Name of Program: Leavenworth County Composite Squadron #124
    Geographic Area: Leavenworth County, Fort Leavenworth
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 9137580121
    E-mail address: pearsonmaj@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: Local Civil Air Patrol squadron involved with Homeland Security, Search and Rescue, Communications, and Disaster Relief.

    Name of Program: Lyon County CERT
    Geographic Area: LYON County, EMPORIA
    Point of Contact: Richard Frevert
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6203413210
    E-mail address: rfrevert@lyoncounty.org

    Name of Program: Overland Park Fire Department C.E.R.T.
    Geographic Area: Overland Park Kansas
    Point of Contact: Tricia Roberts
    Phone Number: 9138886066
    E-mail address: Tricia.Roberts@opkansas.org
    Website address: http://www.opfd.com
    Brief Description: C.E.R.T. training is availble for residents and businesses. A schedule of trainings for the year is available. Residential classes are one evening a week for 7 weeks. Business classes are during the work day for 2 1/2 days with an option for CPR training during the second 1/2 of the third day.

    Name of Program: Reno County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Reno County, Hutchinson
    Point of Contact: Tim Newman
    Phone Number: 6206942974
    E-mail address: tim.newman@renogov.org
    Website address: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/renocountycert/
    Brief Description: Our CERT course is taught at least once per quarter. We run a 21 hour program that includes the basic CERT curriculum and adds mass pharmaceutical distribution and communications basics using FRS radios. Our goal is to have at least one team (around 10 members) in each of the smaller towns in our county and at least one team in each of Hutchinson’s seven fire station response areas. We have received support and acknowledgement from Fire, Law Enforcement and EMS agencies in the county.

    Name of Program: Sedgwick County CERT
    Geographic Area: Sedgwick County
    Point of Contact: DeAnn Konkel
    Title: Program Manager CitzenCorps/CERT
    Phone Number: 3166605959
    E-mail address: dkonkel@sedgwick.gov
    Brief Description: Sedgwick County CERT training is available to the citizens and businesses located within the County. Classes for the general public are scheduled as needed and business classes can be scheduled upon request.

    Name of Program: Shawnee County CERT
    Geographic Area: Shawnee County
    Point of Contact: Dusty Nichols
    Phone Number: 7852334153
    E-mail address: sncocert@gmail.com
    Brief Description: Shawnee County CERT began in July 2004. We have had 11 classes through Dec 09. We plan to have area teams of volunteers trained throughout the county. We have good working relationships with all the response agencies in Shawnee County.

    Name of Program: Chautauqua County CERT
    Geographic Area: county
    Point of Contact: Deana Miller
    Title: Chairperson
    Phone Number: 6202495896
    E-mail address: mcb_cqem@yahoo.com

    Name of Program: Coffey County Community Emergency Response Teams
    Geographic Area: Coffey County
    Point of Contact: Cortney Bartley
    Phone Number: 6203642721
    E-mail address: cfcocert@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: Coffey County CERT training is available to citizens, businesses, school district employees and special interest groups in our county. We have a total of 50 trained volunteers as of February 2006. It is our goal to have teams in Lebo, Waverly, Burlington, New Strawn, LeRoy and Gridley Kansas. These trained individuals will be disaster ready and can assist neighbors and response agencies when needed during an emergency.

    Name of Program: Sumner County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Sumner County
    Point of Contact: Chris Ball
    Title: CERT Coordinator
    Phone Number: 6203267376
    E-mail address: cball@co.sumner.ks.us
    Website address: http://www.co.sumner.ks.us
    Brief Description: To provide volunteer assistance to response agencies within our county, during times of extreme emergencies.

    Name of Program: Chautauqua County CERT
    Geographic Area: Chautauqua County
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6202495896
    E-mail address: mcb_cqem@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: As a small rural county in south east kansas, The needs of the people in times of emergency are the same as a large population. Our goal is to train and equip people to take care of themself, their families and assist others in a time of emergency. The training is being expanded to include more indepth training on all hazards.

    Name of Program: Saline County CERT
    Geographic Area: Saline County
    Point of Contact: Dean K Speaks
    Title: Deputy Director, Saline County Emergency Management
    Phone Number: 7858266511
    E-mail address: dean.speaks@saline.org
    Brief Description: We offer CERT training to any group, organization, business or neighborhood in Saline County which would like to institute a team. At the present time we teach CERT as an elective class at Salina South High School which is the first school in Kansas to create response teams of students for events/occurances in the school. These teams are also available to assist the County in times of need and train regularly with our First Response agencies.

    Name of Program: Douglas County CERT
    Geographic Area: Douglas County
    Point of Contact: Teri Smith
    Phone Number: 7858382460
    E-mail address: tsmith@douglas-county.com
    Brief Description: Prgram training began in November 2003 with representatives from an industrial park. Training is planned at least 4 times a year.

    Name of Program: Geary County CERT
    Geographic Area: Geary County, Junction City
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 7852382261
    E-mail address: gefire@jcks.com
    Brief Description: To provide training to citizen volunters who would assist emergency services in the event of a local disaster. Program started in fall of 2004. Currently have 18 going through training. Goal is to have 40 trained by end of 2005.

    Name of Program: Greenwood County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Greenwood County
    Point of Contact: Doug Williams
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 6205835611
    E-mail address: dougwilliams@kans.com
    Brief Description: The program is designed to provide a group of reserves that are trained to assist emergency and law enforcement agencies in cases of emergency.

    Name of Program: ELK County CERT
    Geographic Area: Elk County
    Point of Contact: Byrdee Miller
    Phone Number: 6203743597
    E-mail address: elkcoepm@yahoo.com

    Name of Program: KCK / Wyandotte County KS Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Kansas City KS / Wyandotte County
    Point of Contact: Mike Baughman
    Title: CERT Program Manager
    Phone Number: 9135736349
    E-mail address: mbaughman@wycokck.org
    Website address: http://wycocert.tripod.com

    Name of Program: Grant County/Ulysses CERT
    Geographic Area: Ulysses and Grant County
    Point of Contact: Vivian Button
    Phone Number: 6203564430
    E-mail address: gtemvb@pld.com
    Brief Description: Grant County started the Community Emergency Response Team Training in February 2008. We completed our first class the end of April with 12 members trained. Our goal is to train the Citizens of Ulysses and Grant County to be better prepared to help themselves, their neighbors and the Emergency Response organizations for our County.

    Name of Program: Ellis County Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Ellis County
    Point of Contact: Darcy Kaiser
    Phone Number: 7854218989
    E-mail address: ducy25@hotmail.com
    Brief Description: The Ellis County CERT team was established in October 2006. We started w/ 12 core members and have a total of 43 Active members to date. Our Goals was to have 50 members by the end of the 2007 year. We offer a very diverse group of people. Our group is looking forward to future trainings and activities.

    Name of Program: Bourbon County CERT Program
    Geographic Area: Bourbon County
    Point of Contact: Keith Jeffers
    Phone Number: 6202233800
    E-mail address: kjeffers@bourboncountyks.org

    Name of Program: Harper County CERT Team
    Geographic Area: Harper County
    Point of Contact: Mike Loreg
    Phone Number: 6208423506
    E-mail address: ems@harpercountyks.gov
    Website address: http://www.harpercountyks.gov/index.asp?nid=255
    Brief Description: County CERT Program

    Name of Program: Harper County TEEN CERT
    Geographic Area: Harper County
    Point of Contact: Mike Loreg
    Phone Number: 6208423506
    E-mail address: ems@harpercountyks.gov
    Website address: http://www.harpercountyks.gov/index.asp?nid=255
    Brief Description: USD 511 teaches Teen CERT as a part of their Corriculum. The Teen CERT program is 15 members strong and participates in all safety activities for the school system as well as in case of emergencies.

    Name of Program: Lincoln County CERT
    Geographic Area: Lincoln County
    Point of Contact: Rodney Job
    Phone Number: 7855245005
    E-mail address: lcem@lincolncoks.org
    Website address: http://www.lincolncoks.com/
    Brief Description: Lincoln County Emergency Management is developing a comprehensive CERT program to provide us with needed support in responding to events within Lincoln County

    Name of Program: Dickinson County CERT
    Geographic Area: Dickinson County
    Point of Contact: Chancy Smith
    Phone Number: 7852633608
    E-mail address: csmith@dkcoks.org
    Website address: http://www.dkcoks.org/cert
    Brief Description: Community Emergency Response Team courses will be offered to the citizens of Dickinson County on a cost free basis as a cooperative effort between the County Emergency Management, EMS, Fire Rescue and Police Departments. Goal: To reduce, death injury and property loss from major disasters Objectives: 1. Teach citizens to help themselves in an emergency 2. At least 70% of students attending the class will successfully complete the final mock drill 3. At least 80% of students who successfully complete the training will return for continuing education and CERT team membership

    Name of Program: Osage County Cert Team
    Geographic Area: Osage
    Point of Contact: Bryce Romine
    Phone Number: 7858283323
    E-mail address: bromine@oscosheriff.org
    Brief Description: To enable neighborhood teams to prepare for and resopnd effectively to an event until professional responders arrive. Assist with excersises, and help with educational programs in schools, and communities. Objectives: We will place information on disaster preparedness in the paper, and hold training for volunteers. To measure the goals each volunteer will successfully complete the CERT training.

    Name of Program: Cherokee County CERT
    Geographic Area: Southeast
    Point of Contact: Nancy Lamb
    Phone Number: 6204291857
    E-mail address: nlamb@cherokeecountyks.org
    Website address: https://www.cherokeecountyks.net
    Brief Description: To assist Cherokee County in being a better prepared community and assisting in the response and recovery efforts during disaster phases.

    Name of Program: Pottawatomie County Community Emergency Response Team
    Geographic Area: Pottawatomie County
    Point of Contact: John Boyd
    Phone Number: 7854573358
    E-mail address: jboyd@pottcounty.org
    Brief Description: Provide training to community volunteers and groups to enable them to better care for themselves, their families and their neighbors in the event of a disaster or emergency. CERT team members are also available to assist county emergency service personnel when needed.

    Name of Program: Sherman County CERT
    Geographic Area: Sherman county
    Point of Contact: Judy McKee
    Phone Number: 7858994575
    E-mail address: judyamckee@gmail.com
    Website address: http://www.sherman.kansasgov.com
    Brief Description: Sherman County in the first county in northwest Kansas to training our citizens for community emergency response. We currenty have six menbers and will continue to train volunteers and increase our membership by 2007. We are building a CERT program to be a trained volunteer extension to our first responder in a county wide emergency.

    Name of Program: City of Chanute/Neosho County, Kansas
    Geographic Area: Neosho County
    Point of Contact: Andy Moffitt
    Title: Battalion Chief
    Phone Number: 6204315236
    E-mail address: cfdcapt4@yahoo.com
    Brief Description: To provide a core group of citizens that can assist career and volunteer emergency services during the time of crisis.

    Name of Program: Wilson County CERT
    Geographic Area: Wilson County
    Point of Contact: Dennis Moen
    Title: Emergency Manager
    Phone Number: 6203784455
    E-mail address: wcem@twinmounds.com
    Brief Description: To prepare citizen volunteers to assist for disasters.

    Name of Program: CERT Venture Crew # 2211
    Geographic Area: Saline County
    Point of Contact: Dean Speaks
    Phone Number: 7858266511
    E-mail address: dean.speaks@saline.org
    Brief Description: CERT Venture Crew #2211, located in Salina, KS, is sponsored by Saline County LEPC/CCC, Saline County Emergency Management and the North Central Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross. We meet bi-monthly on Wednesday evenings and our Crew is open to boys and girls ages 14 to 20. Crew members are required to complete the Basic CERT course, which we offer each spring, and then can participate in Advanced training courses offered throughout the year. Advanced training is in various facets of Search & Rescue and includes, but is not limited to, rappelling, scuba, amateur radio, advanced first aid, rope rescue, area search, etc. To our knowledge we are the only CERT-based Venture Crew in the U.S. at this time. Future plans include the sponsoring a CERT Camp in the summer for teens that have completed Basic CERT training. The Camp would offer advanced training in a unique learning environment and the opportunity to network with Teen CERT members from the area.

    Name of Program: Butler County CERT
    Geographic Area: South-Central Kansas
    Point of Contact: Charlene Miller
    Phone Number: 3167339796
    E-mail address: cmmiller@bucoks.com
    Website address: http://www.butlercoema.org
    Brief Description: Butler County CERT strives on embracing the CERT mission. Each year, we add new members who continually go above and beyond in providing community support, preparedness training and education, and support to emergency response agencies.

    Name of Program: Allen County CERT
    Geographic Area: Allen
    Point of Contact: Pamela Beasley
    Phone Number: 6203651400
    E-mail address: pbeasley@allencounty.org
    Brief Description: Allen County is in the initial stages of implementing a CERT Program. The training will include employees from local businesses, various schools within the county, special interest groups and citizens to be better prepared to help themselves, their neighbors and the Emergency Response Organizations.

    Name of Program: Scott Count
    Geographic Area: Scott
    Point of Contact: Larry Turpin
    Phone Number: 6208744884
    E-mail address: ems@wbsnet.org
    Website address: https://ems@wbsnet.org
    Brief Description: Start a CERT Team in our City

    Name of Program: Sedgwick County CERT
    Geographic Area: Sedgwick County
    Point of Contact: Randall Duncan
    Phone Number: 3166605959
    E-mail address: rduncan@sedgwick.gov
    Website address: http://www.sedgwickcounty.org/cert/index.asp
    Brief Description: Sedgwick County CERT started in November 2003. Our goal is to train citizens to respond to major emergencies and disasters within Sedgwick County.

    Name of Program: Riley County CERT
    Geographic Area: Riley County
    Point of Contact: Laurie Harrison
    Phone Number: 7855376333
    E-mail address: lharrison@rileycountyks.gov
    Brief Description: To enable neighborhood teams to prepare for and respond effectively to an event until professional responders arrive. To support the community public safety efforts through such efforts as medical support, search and rescue, and community events. To provide a link between neighborhood teams and professional responders

    Name of Program: Geary County
    Geographic Area: Geary County
    Point of Contact: Garry Berges
    Phone Number: 7852382261
    E-mail address: Garry.Berges@jcks.com
    Website address: http://www.geary.kansasgov.com/
    Brief Description: To provide training to citizen volunters who would assist emergency services in the event of a local disaster

    Name of Program: Crawford County CERT Team
    Geographic Area: Crawford
    Point of Contact: Eldon Bedene
    Phone Number: 6207248274
    E-mail address: edbedene@ckt.net
    Brief Description: To enable meighborhood teams to propare for and respond effectively to an event until professional responders arrive. To support the community public safety efforts through such efforts as medical support, search and rescue, and community events. To provide a link between neighborhood teams and professional responders.

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