Citizen Corps/CERT


LEPC #12 acts as the local Citizen Corps Council. Nationally, the Citizen Corps program covers several volunteer programs, which can be found via the link below. – Open in New Window


In the LEPC #12 area, programs that are currently active are the LEPC #12 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Upper Valley Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Community Members that are not First Responders, but wish to be of assistance during emergencies should consider the CERT program, which helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members, working under the direction of first responders, can fill critical support roles for responders by doing such activities as directing traffic, documenting damage, providing immediate assistance to victims, organize volunteers, or staffing shelters. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Contact Kevin Geiger at


Regional CERT Team

The regional CERT team is being reestablished and is looking for new members.  No previous training is required.  A training course is being scheduled in early 2017.  For more information or to sign up, please contact Brad Salzmann at

CERT Basic Training Participant Manual is meant for use by students in CERT classes. The Hazard Annex, which provides an overview of 13 natural and manmade disaster types, is also available here. Each unit from the Participant Manual and Hazard Annex is also available in a Microsoft Word format. Users can download the Word documents and change them to best fit their local CERT training needs.

Find the manual here:

Vermont CERT Program – Open in New Window


The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program strengthens communities by helping medical, public health and other volunteers offer their expertise throughout the year as well as during local emergencies and other times of community need. MRC volunteers work in coordination with existing local emergency response programs and also supplement existing community public health initiatives, such as outreach and prevention, immunization programs, blood drives, case management, care planning, and other efforts. Contact Mariah Capurso at


Upper Valley MRC – Open in New Window