Welcome to the Greene County, Virginia Cert website

We are a group of trained CERT members that fill a vital role in the moments immediately following an emergency before first responders arrive on scene. Training involves basic disaster preparedness, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, triage and first aid, disaster psychology and terrorism awareness. CERT members also support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community, both in spreading the word about preparedness and in assisting agencies during response operations.

More about CERT programs, responsibilities, and ongoing training will be coming soon! Go to our Facebook page and like and save us to stay update on what is going on.

Monthly Meeting Reminder

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday September 19th at the PVCC Building in Stanardsville starting at 1900 hours.

 

If you happen to know anyone who is interested in joining the CERT Program feel free to invite them to the meeting as well!

 

Mike

Hurricane Harvey Donations

The Greene County CERT Team is currently assisting the Greene County Sheriffs Office in accepting Donations for Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The Sheriffs Office has already delivered 3 trailers full with 2 more being stocked for another trip.

We are still accepting donations everyday at the Sheriffs Office. If no one is outside at the trailers and tents, feel free to drop them off inside the lobby of the Sheriffs Office!

 

Any Questions please feel free to Contact the Greene County Sheriffs Office at:

(434) 985-2222

Saturday 22 April Work Detail at Sheriffs Office Cancelled.

Due to the pending weather forecast, Saturdays work detail at the Sheriff’s Office to go through the trailer has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled at a later upcoming date. We apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused in your scheduling as a valued CERT Member for Greene County!

 

Please keep a watch both on here, as well as our Facebook page / Group for further info!

 

Thank you,

Mike

New CERT Grant

Greene County CERT was recently awarded the following grant from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM):

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) is pleased to announce the allocation of the 2013 State Homeland Security Program Grant (CFDA # 97.067) from the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Your locality has been allocated funding for:

Project Title: 2013 Citizen and Community Preparedness-School Staff Training Initiative
Federal Grant Allocation: $12,500.00
Recipient’s Required Cost Share/Match Amount: $0
Total Project: $12,500.00

This award allows for additional “Crisis Boxes” in schools, 2 joint training courses for school staff will be offered, 2 Basic CERT classes, and a mobile trailer and generator for supplies, events and incidents. The public’s involvement and interest in community safety, school safety, education, and outreach is what made this happen. This opportunity will not cost taxpayers anything. Thank all CERT members, the Public Safety Foundation of Greene County and other interested members of the public.