Angelo Nuzzo, Director of Public Safety
Asst. Fire Chief Tom Maund
You can contact the CERT Leadership at
Renee Miller, Administration Chief
Bob Koptis, Operations Chief
Mark Miller, Logistics Chief
Jim Rizzo, Planning Chief
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO BETTER CARE FOR YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY AND YOUR COMMUNITY IN AN EMERGENCY?- Southwest General Health Center (SWGC) will be hosting the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course on Mondays beginning September 16th at 7pm in the DeWitt Conference Room at SWGHC. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates citizens on how to be more prepared to assist themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a disaster. CERT members may also assist their city throughout the year at community events, in the aftermath of severe weather or at any other venue where city leaders need the assistance of additional trained personnel. Click here for a copy of the flyer. Anyone interested in becoming part of the Brook Park CERT team and learning how to better prepare to care for yourself, your family, friends and neighbors in an emergency is welcome to attend this excellent training program. The training is conducted by Fire Dept. personnel from local communities that use SWGHC as a treatment center. For more information or to RSVP your attendance at the training, contact Robin White at 216-433-7192 or at email@example.com. Click here for a copy of the course schedule.
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In 2007, the City of Brook Park implemented the Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program with the expectation that it will be
a valuable asset to our community. The CERT serves a critical support role
to the First Responders of the city in the event of a disaster either
natural or manmade. The CERT will perform many tasks which will complement
the response of the Police, Fire and Service Departments. Some of these
tasks may include: search and rescue, administration of basic first aid,
conducting emergency shelter operations, and working with public utilities.
These responsibilities will require individuals of various ages, skills, and
abilities, so we encourage all residents, 18 years of age and older, to
The first step to becoming a member of the City of Brook Park CERT is to complete the application form (click the CERT application link above). Once you have completed the application, please return it to the Brook Park Fire Station #3 at 17401 Holland Road (across from the Recreation Center).
All applicants for the CERT Program must undergo a criminal background check prior to final approval. The Brook Park Police Department will conduct the background check. Once your application is received and approved, we will send you a confirmation letter with the dates and times to go to the Police Department to be fingerprinted for your background check.
Once you receive final approval, you must complete a 20-hour CERT training program (click the CERT Brochure Link above for more information about the 9 training modules) prior to becoming an active member. The classes are held at the Southwest General Health Center in the Spring and Fall.
The following paragraph provides a brief history of how CERT Program came to be:
“The Community Emergency Response Team concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs. As a result, the LAFD created the Disaster Preparedness Division with the purpose of training citizens and private and government employees”.
(From the: https://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/about)
For more information regarding the roles and responsibilities for CERT members, please visit the following website: https://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/.
Thank you for your interest in serving our community.
Upon completion of the 20-hour training course, CERT members can click on the Ohio Responds link below to register with Ohio Citizen Corps to be protected under Ohio Revised Code 121.404.
Click here to go to the volunteer registration page