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CERT ACTIVATION REFRESHER. Brenda M. Bergeron, Esq. Municipal Chief Executive Officer. Take actions necessary to mitigate a major disaster or emergency. “Deputize” help Request Governor or DEMHS to authorize the temporary use of civil preparedness forces. Declare an emergency

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cert activation refresher
CERT ACTIVATION REFRESHER

Brenda M. Bergeron, Esq.

municipal chief executive officer
Municipal Chief Executive Officer
  • Take actions necessary to mitigate a major disaster or emergency.
    • “Deputize” help
  • Request Governor or DEMHS to authorize the temporary use of civil preparedness forces.
  • Declare an emergency
  • Convene situation-appropriate Unified Command
  • Appoint Local Emergency Management Director
  • Serve on Regional Emergency Planning Team
  • Review and approve the Local Emergency Operations Plan annually
emergency management director the ceo s go to person
Emergency Management Director: the CEO’s Go-To Person
  • Responsible for local emergency preparedness; Does at the local level what DEMHS does at the state level
  • Reviews and approves annual Local Emergency Operations Plan
  • Serves on CEO’s Unified Command
  • Administer oaths, maintains roster of volunteers; requests approval of activations
volunteer civil preparedness forces
Volunteer Civil Preparedness Forces

Examples:

  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
  • Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)
  • Disaster Medical Assistance Teams (DMAT)
  • DEMHS Urban Search and Rescue Team
cert activations
CERT Activations
  • Training appropriate for the proposed mission
  • Under the direction of a designated local official
  • Administer oath annually
  • Maintain a roster and update annually
  • When properly activated, members enjoy state liability and workers compensation protection-DO NOT SELF DISPATCH
cert standard operating procedure
CERT Standard Operating Procedure
  • When you request activation approval, you are certifying that these members are properly trained and sworn in
  • Activate for emergencies
  • Activate for pre-planned training or large scale event
    • Lighting at every ball game vs. crowd control at annual fair
    • Submit at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Request approval through the DEMHS Regional Coordinator
  • Keep a log of who participates, when their participation begins and ends
  • Revised CERT SOP is posted on DEMHS web site
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