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 Huron and Ottawa counties.
What We Do
CERT volunteers provide disaster response and recovery support to emergency management and public safety agencies following an significant emergency or disaster incident. Services range from debris clean up to damage assessment. CERT also assists with safety-related services at community events, such as traffic/parking lot management 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! CERT has volunteer opportunities 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. Our volunteer services include, but are not limited to: