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CERT Program Coordinator
Jessica Robison

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P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832

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Chesterfield County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is based on the American tradition of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors Prepare for Emergencies.”

CERT training

Morning session starting March 27 (9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.).

  • courses are free and are scheduled throughout the year.
  • prepares citizens and communities to take a more active role in the County’s emergency preparedness efforts.

CERT training provides basic emergency skills

  • needed immediately following a major disaster.
  • when emergency services may not be available.
  • when residents may have to rely on each other for life-saving and life-sustaining needs.

After training, CERT Volunteers can become part of neighborhood and/or workplace response teams.

CERT volunteers learn how to provide help for

  • family and neighbors in emergency situations – whether caused by terrorism, technological disasters or severe weather.
  • instruction centers on disaster preparedness and response, fire safety, first aid, search and rescue techniques, and terrorism preparedness.

More than 1000 people have completed initial CERT training. These volunteers receive refresher training and help the community year-around by assisting with

  • preparedness outreach.
  • disaster exercises.
  • rapid damage assessment.

CERT program

  • is sponsored by the Chesterfield Emergency Planning Committee.
  • receives support and direction are provided by Chesterfield Fire and EMS through the Office of Emergency Management.
  • works closely with other volunteer programs such as the Chesterfield Medical Reserve Corps and Chesterfield Neighborhood Watch.

For additional information contact Chesterfield CERT Program Coordinator Jessica Robison at CERT@chesterfield.gov or by calling 804-751-CERT. 

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