CERT Program Manager’s Moment- February 2018

Wow! What a start to the year. We just finished CERT Basic Class 2018-01 on Saturday, February 10th, and a week ago our GoTeam was back in action at the Monroe Street fire.

Monroe Street Fire- CERT Members in Action

CERT Basic class 18-02 starts on February 28th and runs through Saturday, April 7th.

The planning has begun for a Montgomery County hosted CERT Con this June.

I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge the incredible dedication and hard work of our CERT volunteers that make it all possible,  just a partial list includes:

Carl Brill- CERT President and Leadership
Chris Frechette- CERT VP and Leadership
David Steele- CERT Basic Classes
Kathee Henning- Teen CERT program
Kristen Wear- CERT Basic Classes and Moulage
Cynthia Halota- CPR training
Dave Mroz- GoTeam
Lisa Ackerman- Outreach
Tricia Laut- Secretary/Moulage
Jay KapLon- Digital/IT Manager
Jennifer Hobson-CERVIS, Digital Team, Registrar/HR
Gigi Knell- Web Design
Ron Pendleton- Treasurer and Logistics
Ken Ow- Logistics
Gerry Adcock & Maeir Burstyn- Communications
Steve Peterson- VERT Operations
Ruthie Wills- Member Services- PIMS and Fingerprinting
Our fantastic instructor corps

I am sure I’ve left more people out than I remembered to include, but I hope I have given some idea of the tremendous amount of support it takes to bring this CERT program to you.

I remain fiercely proud of these women and men, who represent the very best our county offers.

Greg St. James

Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) 
Program Manager
Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service