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The North Iowa CERT Team, under the sponsorship of the Cerro Gordo County Emergency Management Agency, strives to help prepare and assist individuals, families, and neighbors prior to or in the event of a disaster or community crisis. Through our training, we are ready and able to support first responders where conventional emergency services are overwhelmed and are in need of immediate assistance.
We are a resource to help you prepare your family and your community for potential emergency and natural disaster situations.
Our Emergency Management Coordinator, Steve O’Neil is dedicated to teaching you how to take care of yourself and others. Steve O’Neil started a CERT program in our area and now has over 100 CERT graduates.
Consider joining CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) where there are always beneficial skills to learn and friends to be made. Print the form Volunteer Registration Form (pdf) or click here to go to our online form.
You can drop it off, mail /email, apply online or fax it to the corresponding information below:
Classes and Training
Classes for Business's are also available. All Classes are free of charge. Here are some of the areas you will learn:
- Disaster Preparedness
- Fire Safety
- Disaster Medical Operations - Triage and treating life threatening injuries
- Disaster Medical Operations - Assessment, treatment, and hygiene
- Light Search and Rescue, (building and terrestrial).
- Team Organization
- Disaster Psychology
Additional Training Available:
- Damage Assessment
- Debris Management
- Terrestrial Searches
- Flood Control
- Traffic Control
- First Aid and CPR/AED
- START Triage
- Hazmat Awareness
- First Responder