Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
As of 2016, Lincoln County has 7 active CERT Chapters sponsored by local public safety agencies.
CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and
trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue,
team organization, and disaster medical operations.
Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others
in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available
to help. CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects.
CERT Teams are coordinated in Lincoln County by:
Lincoln County Emergency Management
Courthouse, Room 103, 225 West Olive Street, Newport, Oregon 97365
Learn more about CERT Teams on the FEMA.gov site