Broward – Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

Contact Van Schoen at [email protected]

Broward – Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

CERT is a community-based organization of residents who learn how to take emergency response actions in safe ways until the professional emergency responders can respond.  These citizens learn how to work in a coordinated manner caring for those citizens within their community affected by a disaster. Broward Communities have trained over 3000 CERT’s throughout Broward County in disaster preparedness, disaster medical services, fire suppression, light search and rescue, disaster communications, disaster psychology and terrorism. The program is part of the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) initiative to train residents for emergencies.

Most people are not prepared to deal with emergencies. Whether due to disaster or encountered in everyday life, they may experience problems. After a major emergency, residents will need to assist their neighbor. Unfortunately, without properly training residents can expose themselves to potential injury and even death.

In the aftermath of a major disaster such as a hurricane, emergency crews are quickly overwhelmed, causing delays of hours or even days. For these reasons, Communities throughout Broward County offer the CERT training courses.

Broward County CERT Program Coordinator Information can be found in the below table.

In the event you do not receive a reply please reach out to [email protected], include the City you reside in.

CERT Meetings are held virtually until further notice on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 2 P.M.

Tamarac CERT
Van Schoen,
Program Manager
Tamarac Fire Rescue
[email protected]
Tamarac CERT

FCABC Chair 2022
Cooper City CERT
Donna Maksymowich-Waskiewicz [email protected]
FB- Cooper City


Coral Springs/Parkland CERT
Joe Chalom Program Manager
Coral Springs/Parkland Fire Department [email protected]
Coconut Creek CERT
Stevenson Jean-Louis
Coconut Creek Fire Rescue [email protected]  
Davie CERT
Heath Meyer, Battalion Chief
Davie Fire Rescue
[email protected]
Deerfield Beach CERT
Carol Sjursen
[email protected]
Deerfield Beach CERT  
Ft. Lauderdale CERT
Shane Simcox
Ft. Lauderdale Fire Rescue [email protected]
Margate CERT
Fire Chief Lorenzo
Margate Fire Department
[email protected] Margate CERT
Miramar CERT
Romeo Lavarias
Miramar Fire Rescue
[email protected]
Pembroke Pines CERT Sargent James Henry
Pembroke Pines Police
[email protected]
Plantation CERT
Deputy Chief Joel Gordon
Plantation Fire Department
[email protected]
Plantation CERT  
Sunrise CERT
Miguel Ascasruntz
Sunrise Fire Rescue
[email protected]  
Hollywood CERT
Ronald Hady
[email protected]  

Weston CERT
Chief Bill Fucci
Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue [email protected]
FB – Weston CERT  
Pompano Beach CERT
Krystal Aaron
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue
[email protected]
Pompano Beach CERT  

Last updated on April 3rd, 2023 at 02:27 pm