Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security
There are plenty of training opportunities for current and new volunteers in Franklin County. Some training opportunities may require membership and/or a membership fee while other training opportunities may require payment. Training is authorized under emergency preparedness in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 5502.21.
Affiliated trained volunteers are a force multiplier. In times of emergencies and disasters, conventional professional first responders are not immediately available to help everyone at once during the response phase. The recovery phase can also be a challenge as many volunteers are needed to help individuals and communities recover from those emergencies and disasters. Affiliated trained volunteers are the solution. Be a proactive part of the Homeland Security Enterprise and be ready!
FC CERT Volunteer Training
FC CERT Volunteer Training is where everyone will find current and future CERT training. Other volunteer organization training may also be posted here such as amateur radio training or general awareness training. Training other than FC CERT training can be added by contacting Chris Williams, CERT Coordinator.
Other Volunteer Training Opportunities
Click on the links below to access other volunteer training opportunities. FCEM&HS does not own or manage training on these other sites. Contact the proper organization for more information or questions about their respective volunteer organization or program.
American Red Cross of Greater Columbus
Box 15: CERT Firefighter Rehab is a National CERT supplemental training that is offered here at FCEM&HS and is taught by Box 15. Click on the FC CERT Volunteer Training link to check on the availability of the class or contact Chris Williams, CERT Coordinator. Download the CERT Firefighter Rehab Participant Manual.
Central Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Services
Central Ohio Animal Response Team
Central Ohio Severe Weather Network
Franklin County and Columbus Medical Reserve Corps
HandsOn Central Ohio
National CERT Training: CERT Program Manager - CERT Train the Trainer
Ohio K9 Federation
Ohio Responds Database
Ohio Special Response Team, Inc.
Ohio Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)
Rapid Assistance to Community Emergencies (RACE)