Cleveland Heights CERT volunteers should live and/or work in Cleveland Heights. All members of the team are required to take a 20-hour training course created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
This course covers a wide variety of topics including
- Disaster Preparedness
- Fire Safety
- Disaster Medical Operations
- Light Search and Rescue
- Incident Command System
- Disaster Psychology
A background check is required. After completion of training, volunteers have opportunities to attend regular meetings of the local CERT, participate in disaster simulations, and receive additional instruction from a variety of agencies.
Information about CERT. For more information on becoming a CERT volunteer, contact the Cleveland Heights Fire Department at 216-291-2673.
C.E.R.T. Application (PDF)