"Friends Helping Neighbors During Emergencies"
Geary County is proud to offer citizens a chance to get involved as volunteers to help with possible disasters. In 2005, a Geary County C.E.R.T. program was formed. C.E.R.T. stands for Community Emergency Response Team. C.E.R.T. volunteers will be trained in emergency preparedness and basic response techniques thus enabling them to take a more active role in providing critical support to first responders during emergencies.
The local C.E.R.T. program is possible due to a grant that was received through Emergency Management which pays for the training of the team members. The grant will also provide equipment to the trained C.E.R.T. members to use in an emergency.
The CERT teams will be able to assist the first responders in the area in the event of a disaster or a large incident such as a fire.
Currently there are approximately 50 trained volunterrs who reside in Geary County. We are always looking for additional Geary County residents to become C.E.R.T. trained and join our C.E.R.T. Program. Classes are usually 3 hours, 1 night a week for 8-10 weeks.
Additional information concerning the Geary County C.E.R.T. program can be obtained through the Geary County Emergency Services Office at (785) 238-1290, or for a C.E.R.T. application, click here.
Geary County is proud to offer citizens another opportunity to get involved with C.E.R.T. Geary County will begin another CERT training class soon. If you are interested in attending the upcoming classes or know of anyone who would be interested in attending the class, please fill out an application or give us a call.