Who We Are
North Coast Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a team of volunteers trained and prepared to help the community respond to and recover from disasters. CERT volunteers are trained to support a variety of disaster and safety services in communities across Erie, Huron and Ottawa counties.
What We Do
CERT volunteers provide disaster response support services to emergency management and public safety agencies following a disaster. Services range from debris clean up to damage assessment. CERT also assists with safety-related services at community events, such as traffic control and first aid. When the community needs more help responding to a disaster, CERT provides the extra manpower needed to get the community back to normal.
Who Can Volunteer?
Because CERT's mission is to support a broad range of disaster response and recovery services, there's a place on the team for everyone! There's a place on CERT for all interest areas, skill sets, experience levels, ages, and physical abilities. Check out the Get Involved! page for details.
Have a Question? Contact Us!
If you're interested in volunteering or would like more information, let us know. We're happy to answer any questions you might have.
CERT services are intended to support public safety and other responders and assist agencies in filling the gaps that often occur when a disaster overwhelms local resources.
Disaster Volunteer Coalition
The Disaster Volunteer Coalition is now part of North Coast CERT! The Coalition is a collaboration between emergency management and disaster volunteer agencies in Erie, Huron, and Ottawa counties. Along with American Red Cross, Amateur Radio Emergency Services, Medial Reserve Corps, and The Salvation Army, CERT works with EMA officials to strengthen and sustain disaster volunteer resources and foster collaboration with local government, first responders, and community organizations.