What is the FC CERT Program?

CERTThe Franklin County Community Emergency Response Team (FC CERT) is a free 9-week program that educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their community. The program trains citizens in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Citizens learn to help take care of themselves, their family, and their neighbors when professional responders are not immediately available.

Who can be a FC CERT Volunteer?

Anyone can join FC CERT. We need volunteers to support the Incident Command System (ICS) command and general staff functions and to volunteer in the disaster field with response missions.

What are the Training Requirements?

The national CERT Basic Training is required to be a FC CERT volunteer.

FC CERT Basic Training

The FC CERT Basic Training provides self-help training to volunteers such as disaster medical operations, light search and rescue operations, terrorism, and other important topics.

What is the FC CERT Membership Process?

  1. Complete the online FC CERT Orientation.
  2. Create a profile within the Ohio Responds Database at www.ohioresponds.odh.ohio.gov.
  3. Disclose your full medical license within your profile if you are registering as a medical volunteer
  4. Affirm the Oath online.
  5. Take the required training.

Profiles in researching status within Ohio Responds will remain in that status until all requirements are met.