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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/Activities

Spring Fling is around the corner - As always, we try to assist the City of Spartanburg with barricade volunteers to help with overall festival security. Unlike in years past, we will distribute our own radios and run this like an actual event. We are excited about this. On the poster below are the dates and times we are needed. Please note, if you can only work a few hours that is fine. As I need is an RSVP, the day(s) you can work, and the hours you can work. Please, if you are a CERT volunteer, consider volunteering at a traffic/barricade control point. Thanks again to all of those who volunteer.

 

 

Currently we have 28 signed up for this course with only 2 slots remaining for CERT members....feel free to sign up if you want to take advantage of this free course...thanks

 

 

ATTENTION ALL CERT MEMBERS: OUR NEXT FULL SCALE EXERCISE WILL TAKE PLACE ON APRIL 2, 2014 AT 6:30pm. THE FULL SCALE EXERCISE WILL OCCUR AT THE EMERGENCY SERVICES ACADEMY WHICH IS LOCATED AT 100 BOB HOLT DR, DUNCAN SC 29334. PLEASE MARK THIS DISASTER DATE (LOL) IN YOUR CALENDARS. THANKS

 

 

CERT MEMBERS PLEASE PLEASE READ - VOLUNTEER NOW FOR THE EXERCISE OF THE CENTURY - COMING MAY 14, the NDMS Exercise - Real people, playing the role of earthquake survivors, will be flown into GSP and from there CERT will assist with the following: Moulage (Beverly Tonkovic and 2 assistants), Ham Radio operators for patient tracking (need at least 14, preferably 28 Ham Radio Operators), Litter Bearers (need as least 4, preferably 20-30 to create litter bearer teams to support the SCSG), and lastly, we need support services volunteers to help with feeding/rehabilitation. Please note, our NDMS poster is for dramatization and creative effect only...lol. In all seriousness, if you can take one day off and support our CERT program and support our First Responders, this is the day to take off. This exercise will have all levels of government participation. We have been tasked with some critical roles. To help prepare us for this, we will have several communication classes (first one 1/23/14 at CERT office), litter bearer class (March 8 provided by the Army), and Support Services classes (TBA). Since this program was created, we have trained over 70 Ham Radio operators and more than 800 have complete Basic Training. Now is the time to put that training to use. I hope we can have an awesome response. Please send me an email as the Army is requesting a volunteer headcount ASAP. Thanks so much to everyone who can help us make this a success.

 

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

 

February 12 - Pet Friendly Winter Weather Shelter

February 8 - Missing Person Search Laurens

January 31 - February 1 - Missing Person Search

January 12 - Missing Person Search - Chesnee SC

January 6 - Pet Friendly Cold Weather Shelter

 

CERT Graduation:

February 24 - 8 through the Achieve Program

PER211

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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