The communities of Brooklyn Heights, Independence, Seven Hills and Valley View joined together as a team in June of 2003 and began the cooperative effort to create the QUAD CITY CERT. Under the direction of an Executive Board, committees developed procedures for training, team activation, transportation, communication, and mass inoculation. It was awarded two FEMA grants which were used to purchase necessary equipment including a fire training unit, a trailer, CERT disaster kits, and other emergency-related supplies.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Click here to visit the Quad City CERT website: www.quadcitycert.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
345 Tuxedo Avenue
Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131
Phone: (216) 351-3542
Fax: (216) 749-0892
IN AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 911