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    MISSION STATEMENT: CERT members are citizens who are trained to respond to emergencies and or disasters that impact their homes, neighborhoods, schools, and property. The program focuses on providing specialized training to organize teams to provide vital services and information within their communities, in the absence of emergency responders whose arrival may be delayed for hours or days due to the magnitude of the disaster. The CERT program is sponsored by the Citrus County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Management Section and is an official Federal Emergency Management Agency (F.E.M.A.)  program. The philosophy of Citrus County CERT is: "The greatest good for the greatest number of people".

     Our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a citizens group that is organized and receives special training that enhances their ability to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate a major emergency or disaster situation. The CERT is organized under the Citrus County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management Section.
     Any citizen can sign up to attend the courses, which are held 1 night per week for 9 weeks. During the course citizens will be trained in disaster preparedness, fire suppression, medical operations, light search & rescue, disaster psychology, and team organization.
     When a major emergency overwhelms normally available resources, response delays of hours or even days may occur. Someone with "basic skills training" should be able to immediately assist those in distress. CERT recognizes that a well-prepared community is a vital resource to professionals.
     We are committed to making this program widespread throughout
Citrus County and look forward to our team training courses. If you would like to join the CERT program as an individual or as a group, please contact Bretlee Jordan. Email: .


CERT: Action Committee Members (CERTAC) and Emails

CERT OFFICE EMAIL: or Phone: 352-249-2704

Forms: Membership Application, SOPíS By-Laws and Questionnaire

CERT:  Newsletter    Events    Meetings      Download Word Viewer

EQUIPMENT: Recommended additional items for CERT Emergency Kit (Attachment)

Citrus County Emergency Management Section:

Southwest Quadrant CERT:

Northeast Quadrant CERT:

Northwest Quadrant CERT:

Southeast Quadrant CERT:

ARES Website:




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