- FEMA CERT Page
- Getting Involved in disaster Relief Efforts - Click HERE
With all the recent tragedies and anthrax scares, people have been looking for ways to help and volunteer. This is a great way for you to learn how to take care of yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of an emergency. C.E.R. T. is a group of concerned citizens that is organized and receives seven weeks of training that enhances their ability to recognize, respond to, and recover from a major emergency or disaster. Previous emergency experience is not required. The seven-week course is free with all books and materials provided.
The North Collier, Immokalee, Marco Island, City of Naples and Greater Naples Fire Departments all have Community Emergency Response Teams. For more information please contact the following CERT Coordinators.
|North Collier Fire District||Heather Mazurkiewicz, 597-3222|
|Marco Island Fire Dept||Chris Crossan, 389-5040|
|Greater Naples Fire District||
Matt Johnson, 465-9747
|City of Naples Fire Dept.||213-4918|
|Immokalee/Ave Maria Fire Dept.||Leo Rodgers, 657-2700|
|Ave Maria University||Wayne Watson, 252-3740|
Take the Triage QUIZ
Call the fire district where you live for the next upcoming CERT Class
Links for Free Continuation Training
- State-Delivered FEMA Courses, Application for Training
- FEMA Independent Study Courses
- SKYWARN (Weather Spotter) Training Information
- Amateur Ratio Operator Training for Licensing
There are NO age or ability restrictions. People aged 8 to 80 are welcome. Youth with an interest in radio operations are encouraged to participate! (Boy Scouts, this is a good opportunity towards completing several merit badges.) Youth with an interest in engineering, here's your opportunity to see theory applied.
The Amateur Radio Association of Southwest Florida will offer FREE training (not materials) toward obtaining an Amateur Radio Operator's (Ham) License.
Specialized Training Opportunities (agency with requirement)
- Damage Assessment Team (Collier County Emergency Management)
- Human Needs Assessment Team (Collier County Emergency Management)
- Disaster Services Team (American Red Cross)
- Disaster Action Team
- Mass Care
- Shelter Operator
- Family Assistance
Soon to list a calendar of activities of CERT Teams from around the County.
Community Emergency Response Teams are being developed across the country and overseas in hopes of preparing the general public to help themselves, their families, their neighbors and their community before, during and after an emergency or disaster.
Multidisciplined training teams are available to provide comprehensive certified 21 hour FEMA training to volunteers in the techniques that may save lives, money, and heartache. For more information, contact your local Emergency Management office.
Several Southern Florida trainers have completed their training, and several local teams are already in place, including Marco Island, , Greater Naples and North Collier. Active teams are already at work in Orange, Broward, and Seminole Counties. Additional Collier County CERT training will be available soon. Please check this page often for updated training information.