Response Team (CERT)
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In a disaster, ambulances, firefighters and police are normally dispatched to areas of the county that have the greatest number of injured and the most damage. Our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will provide search & rescue and emergency first aid support until ambulances, fire and police can reach us, and then assist those first responders throughout the event.
Lakewood Ranch CERT is a part of Manatee County's disaster response system, and operates under the supervision of the County Office of Emergency Management. Its members are volunteers who have completed a certification training program covering first aid, fire suppression, disaster preparedness, terrorism and search and rescue skills.
Each CERT member is provided first aid supplies, protective equipment, and a two-way radio and each neighborhood team is equipped with additional emergency medical supplies and equipment to conduct search and rescue operations and care for the injured in their neighborhoods.
There are over 200 Lakewood Ranch residents serving on CERT teams in their neighborhoods, ready to help themselves, their families and their neighbors should the need arise.
More volunteers are needed. For information, see our web site at www.lwrcert.org. Training and equipment is at no charge to Lakewood Ranch residents, and there are roles to fit all backgrounds and levels of physical capability.
Please regularly check the CERT web site at www.lwrcert.org for up-to-date information or to sign up for the training – - Family disaster planning resources - Hurricane information - Disaster planning for your pets - Special emergency preparedness events and programs for residents - Fire safety information - Information about joining CERT - Useful downloads
If a Hurricane or Tornado Hit…
Would you help?
The Lakewood Ranch Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) needs residents who are willing to help after a disaster.
Help will be needed supporting search and rescue teams, keeping track of emergency equipment and supplies, writing down radio messages, keeping track of volunteer assignments, recording information about damage and injuries, traffic control, restocking the emergency supplies, and generally helping out the CERT team in your own neighborhood in any way you are willing and able to do.
If you want to help should disaster strike, or would like more information, please email Lakewood Ranch CERT at email@example.com.