225 W. Olive St., Room 103
Newport, OR 97365
Virginia "Jenny" Demaris
CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.
In Lincoln County, the leaders of each CERT chapter are members of the Lincoln County Citizen Corps Coordinating Council, which was authorized by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners to coordinate CERT response throughout the county. CERT Chapters are individually sponsored as noted below, however, the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office assists the Chapters by utilizing the Volgistics program for online volunteer applications, background checks, training records and volunteer assignments.
CERT is a program of the US Citizen Corps which is coordinated nationally by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Find out more about the CERT program at http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/.
REQUESTING CERT ASSISTANCE
To request the assistance of a local CERT Chapter with an event or a presentation, please fill out the form here: http://www.co.lincoln.or.us/emergencymanagement/webform/lincoln-county-cert-assistance-request
|AREA SERVED||PROGRAM||SPONSORING ORGANIZATION||EMAIL/WEBSITE/FACEBOOK|
|Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Siletz Keys, Otter Rock||Depoe Bay Fire District CERT||Depoe Bay Fire District||
|Lincoln City||North Lincoln County CERT||North Lincoln Fire District||
|Lincoln County School District||Teen CERT||Lincoln County School District|
|Newport||Central Coast CERT||Newport Fire Department||
|Seal Rock, Waldport, Tidewater, Yachats||South Lincoln County CERT||Central Oregon Coast Fire and Rescue||EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Toledo, Eddyville, Siletz||East County CERT||No active program at this time||EMAIL: Lincoln County Emergency Manager, email@example.com|