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Chris Williams
Volunteer Program Manager
(614) 794-0213
chriswilliams@franklincountyohio.gov
Volunteer Training
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Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security  

Volunteer Training

There are plenty of training opportunities for current and new volunteers in Franklin County.  Some training opportunities may require membership and/or a membership fee while other training opportunities may require payment.  Training is authorized under emergency preparedness in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 5502.21.  

Affiliated trained volunteers are a force multiplier. In times of emergencies and disasters, conventional professional first responders are not immediately available to help everyone at once during the response phase.  The recovery phase can also be a challenge as many volunteers are needed to help individuals and communities recover from those emergencies and disasters.  Affiliated trained volunteers are the solution.  Be a proactive part of the Homeland Security Enterprise and be ready!

FC CERT Volunteer Training

FC CERT Volunteer Training is where everyone will find current and future CERT training.  Other volunteer organization training may also be posted here such as amateur radio training or general awareness training.  Training other than FC CERT training can be added by contacting Chris Williams, CERT Coordinator.

Other Volunteer Training Opportunities

Click on the links below to access other volunteer training opportunities.  FCEM&HS does not own or manage training on these other sites.  Contact the proper organization for more information or questions about their respective volunteer organization or program.

American Red Cross of Greater Columbus

Box 15CERT Firefighter Rehab is a National CERT supplemental training that is offered here at FCEM&HS and is taught by Box 15.  Click on the FC CERT Volunteer Training link to check on the availability of the class or contact Chris Williams, CERT Coordinator.  Download the CERT Firefighter Rehab Participant Manual

Central Ohio Amateur Radio Emergency Services

Central Ohio Animal Response Team

Central Ohio Severe Weather Network

Franklin County and Columbus Medical Reserve Corps

HandsOn Central Ohio

National CERT Training: CERT Program Manager - CERT Train the Trainer

Ohio K9 Federation

Ohio Responds Database

Ohio Special Response Team, Inc.

Ohio Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)

Rapid Assistance to Community Emergencies (RACE)

Ready.gov 

Serve Ohio 

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