Montgomery County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) remains one of the premiere CERT groups in the country. As part of Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service, CERT servers our community by helping to teach residents how to be prepared for disasters (great and small), providing support to community efforts, and as trained individuals prepared to step up when the need arises to help our fellow community members.
Who We Are
Montgomery CERT is made up of community volunteers that give our time to making the county a more resilient and better place to live. The team is organized under the leadership of Program Manager, Greg St.James and President Carl Brill.
The leadership also includes a core group of volunteers (the Executive and Steering Committees) that perform the organizational, day-to-day task that keep our team running.
In addition to our general membership, Montgomery CERT also has several specialty teams including:
Our History in Brief
Montgomery County CERT in Action
In 2016, CERT members volunteered logged over 6500 volunteer hours supporting Montgomery Count. Our members participated in a variety of events ranging from providing training programs like CERT Basic and CPR/AED, maintain our Go Team skills through advanced training exercises, supporting the community by providing manpower to events like parades and attending outreach events like fairs.
Latest News about Montgomery CERT:
The Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course #2019-01 will start on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019, and wrap up with a final practical exercise, on Saturday, March 23, 2019. The THIRD Wednesday class on March 6th, 2019 is CPR/AED training. Class will start at 6:30 PM and end at 9:30 PM. Classes held twice a week, […]
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training Do you know how to assist your neighbors and co-workers in any emergency situation? Will you be able to help if Emergency Services are delayed? If your answer was not a resounding yes, then consider taking the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training course offered by Montgomery County. Montgomery […]
This month it seems appropriate that we CERTs reflect for a moment on how Dr. King’s message applies to our work today. Our CERT foundational principle when we teach triage is “The greatest good for the greatest number”. It seems to me that this philosophy applies to more that just triage: it is a way to […]