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What is the Community Emergency Response Team?

Lakes Region Community Emergency Response Team (LR-CERT) Program, created in 2007, educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.

Once the training program is completed, applications to become a member of the Lakes Region Community Response Team (LR-CERT) may be submitted.

The LR-CERT provides volunteer services to area responders to make communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to natural and man-made disasters.  LR-CERT may also provide assistance for non-emergency projects that help improve safety of the community.

LR-CERT members receive ongoing training and participate in drills and exercises to enhance both person and team emergency preparedness.

View this link to see:  LR-CERT in Action!

How Can I Join CERT?

Signup Form

For more information contact John Beland, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Manager, at (603) 707-5855 or email:

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