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Community Emergency Response Team

Emergency Preparedness

A nationally accredited, formally trained organization of local citizen
volunteers working with First Responders to help grow and strengthen
the public safety network in Wood County
Please note: All the information on this website refers to what Wood County CERT was trying to be before it was
shut down in April 2014, and what we intend to be when if and when the program is ever re-activated.

In a disaster or other community emergency, it may be up to 72 hours
before first responders can get to you. Do you know what to do to help yourself,
your family, and your neighbors while you are waiting for them to arrive?

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What to do before, during, and after an emergency. Prepare, plan and stay informed for emergencies. Build a kit for disasters to be prepared. Find opportunities to support community preparedness. Plan for and protect your business. Fun and games.

How would you answer
the questions this lady asks?

Preparedness Checklist
Download Your 72-Hour
Emergency Preparedness

More Checklists

Kids Preparedness
Go Here for a Preparedness Website Just for Kids

IS-909: Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone

This free online individual and community preparedness class has been designed to help the citizens of this nation learn how to protect themselves and their families against all types of hazards. It can be used as a reference source or as a step-by-step manual. The focus of the content is on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before, during, and after a disaster to protect people and their property. Also included is information on how to assemble a disaster supplies kit that contains the food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity for individuals and their families to survive. This course is highly recommended for every citizen!! [Get the information.]

A Fire Safety Campaign for Babies and Toddlers

A child under the age of five is twice as likely to die in a residential fire than the rest of the population.

The campaign’s slogan: “Prepare. Practice. Prevent the Unthinkable.” urges parents and caregivers to prepare by installing and maintaining working smoke alarms; safely storing lighters and matches out of children’s reach and sight; and practicing a fire escape plan with small children, which should include helping toddlers understand how to quickly respond in case of fire, and planning how adults can escape with babies. [Visit the campaign website.]

First Aid Resources

Hurricane/Derecho & Earthquake

Staying safe ahead of the storm or natural disaster.

Since a Derecho is essentially a land-based hurricane,
this preparedness information applies.

Create Your Hurricane Action Plan

Build Your Hurricane Survival Kit


Compose Your Earthquake Action Plan

Craft Your Earthquake Safety Checklist


Weather Safety &
Awareness Checklists

Following the simple steps in these checklists
will save you money and could save a life.

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Severe Weather Safety Checklists

Severe Weather Preparedness

Supply Kit List

Driving Safety Checklists

Breakdown Safety

Home Protection Checklists

Earthquake Damage

Flood Damage

Freezing Weather

Hail Damage

Tornado Damage

Water Damage

Wildfire Damage

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