C.E.R.T. members at the Beachwood Rec 5K Run 2014

Our community established a Community Response Team in 2014 and we look to continue to add members in an effort to better serve our community as well as assist and support the first responders within Beachwood.

Community Response Team training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations or workplaces in basic response skills. Community Emergency Response Team members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.

If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s emergency response, Community Emergency Response Team members can assist others by applying basic response and organizational skills that they have learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. These skills can also be utilized during daily emergencies.


Community Emergency Response Team members maintain and refine their skills by participating in exercises and activities. They can attend supplemental training offered by the sponsoring agency and others that further their skills base. Finally, Community Emergency Response Team members can volunteer for projects that improve community emergency preparedness.

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Training takes place in eight separate sessions (two or three hours long). Whether you want to become a Community Emergency Response Team member or learn the disaster techniques to help yourself and your family, this training will greatly benefit you and your community. If you are interested in joining our team or you would like some additional information, please contact our office.