Welcome to the Spartanburg County CERT website.  This site will offer our CERT graduates, students, and prospective members a wealth of information about our program.  We hope you find it very informative and user friendly.  For those wishing to get a glimpse of what CERT has done in the past, I encourage you to navigate the main page (click on next button at the bottom of this page to see more headlines) or visit our 2005-2010 photo galleries (old website link).  For those wishing to see photos taken since 2011, please visit our Facebook and/or Flickr accounts.  If you have any questions about the Spartanburg County CERT program or would like to sign up, please click on the sign-up link on the left or call 864-595-5368.  Thank You 
Upcoming Classes/Events



For those who are going through the program or have been through the program, we are attempting to create an online library.  This library will have the CERT participant guide, in-service PowerPoint's, and other CERT/Advanced CERT manuals/PowerPoint's.  To view the library, click on the link below:


RECENT Activations/Graduations
For 2014, the CERT team has been activated and/or participated in the following events (see our facebook for pictures from these events):


July - 28 Graduate CERT through SAIYL and Brookwood

June 15 - Missing Person Activation - Springfield

May 23 - Relay for Life

May 22 - Missing Person Activation - Spartanburg

May 13 - NDMS Exercise

May 11 - NDMS Litter Bearer Training

May 4 - CERT Presentations to Brookwood Church

May 2-4 - Spring Fling - Barricade Control

May 3 - Roebuck FD Smoke Detector Blitz

April 23 - Missing Person Activation - Campobello

April 2 - CERT Full Scale Exercise

April 1 - Missing Person Activation - Cowpens

March 26 - Missing Person Notification - Boiling Springs

March-April - Low Angle Ropes Rescue

March 10 - Support Services Exercise with

Glenn Springs/Pauline FD

February 12 - Pet Friendly Winter Weather Shelter

February 8 - Missing Person Search Laurens

February 7 - Missing Person Activation - Southern Sptbg

January 31 - February 1 - Missing Person Search

January 12 - Missing Person Search - Chesnee SC

January 6 - Pet Friendly Cold Weather Shelter


CERT Graduation:

June 14 - CERT Graduation - 53

June 4 - CERT Achieve Program Graduation - 7

April 2 - CERT Graduation - 21

February 24 - CERT Achieve Program Graduation - 8


Medical Management of CBRNE Events - 3/29-3/30


Click on posters below to register for course:

2013 - Year in Review
2013 was another great year for our program as we strived to establish our SAR division while maintaining Basic CERT programs for the public and in the schools.  Below are some bulleted highlights from the year that was:
  • 5 CERT Training Session - 25 Overall Classes (4 all day)
  • 123 newly trained CERT volunteers
  • 2 ISAFE Self defense weekend courses
  • CERT support services participated in Academic burns on 1/29 & 1/30
  • CERT partnered with Habitat for Humanity on 4/20 & 4/27
  • CERT assisted with City of Spartanburg with monitoring traffic control points at Spring Fling
  • CERT members assisted Dorman Relay for Life on 5/17
  • 9 CERT members attended the National NASAR conference - 8 of them tested for and passed their SARTECH II examination/exercises
  • CERT held their 7th Annual Summer Bash on 8/24
  • CERT participated in Mock Search exercise with SCSARDA on 8/24
  • 15 more CERT members took SARFUN with NASAR Instructor Roland Hamrick - He noted, it was our best class of graduates yet
  • CERT SAR participated in Dupont Exercise
  • Teen CERT was established in District 1 School - Chapman & Landrum HS
  • 15 more CERT took and passed Emergency Medical Responder (60 plus hour course)
  • 20 plus CERT members took Basic and Advanced storm spotter training on 12/12
  • CERT continued their partnerships with the following agencies: American Cancer Society (Relay for life), USCU Achieve Program, Habitat for Humanity (CERT Community Days), Upstate Resource Center (Christmas Child program - provided Christmas for 5 children), SCSARDA (joint training and response), Goodfellows (provided on of the largest contingent of volunteers for this annual Christmas charity)
  • CERT participated in 2 Christmas parade with the other 2 cancelled due to weather
  • CERT held their 9th Annual Holiday Appreciation Banquet for their volunteers
  • CERT SAR members, with SCSARDA, took a two weekend course called: Managing the Lost Person Incident
  • CERT SAR Activations for 2013

    o   6/15-6/16 – SAR Activation in Laurens County SC

    o   7/27 – SAR Activation in Cherokee County SC

    o   8/5 – SAR Activation in Bostic, NC

    o   8/13 – SAR Activation in Henderson County NC

    o   8/15 – SAR Activation in Boiling Springs, SC

    o   8/26 – SAR Activation in Mills River NC

    o   8/29 – SAR Activation in Inman, SC

    o   9/2 – SAR Activation in Hendersonville NC

    o   9/15 – SAR activation in Henderson NC

    o   9/17 – SAR Activation in Flat Rock NC



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