Tri Community CERT

Update July 22, 2022:

Greetings from the Tri Community CERT. We are updating our web site, and soon it will be part of the Cuyahoga County site that includes links to CERT sites. Until that happens, please bear with us as we update and edit the content. The most important recent news is:

Richmond Heights has joined the Tri Community CERT. We welcome the new members, Chiefs and Mayor.

We held a partial in-person training class and have added six new members. Going forward, we will hold in-person basic training classes when we have a sufficient number of applicants. Please email us at if you're interested in joining us. An application, Hold Harmless and background check form are on our current web site.

Current members should register at ServeOhio, which has replaced OhioResponds. Information on how to do this can be found here: How to register at ServeOhio

Thank you for your commitment to CERT, and/or your interest in joining our team.

What is CERT?
We are volunteers that have completed extensive training enabling us to assist Public Safety Departments in the event of an emergency, in support of community activities, or as they determine there is a need.

Why "Tri Community?"
Our CERT encompasses Highland Heights, Mayfield Heights, and Mayfield Village, Ohio.

More Information?
We encourage residents to apply for participation on our team. Please refer to the Contact Us tab for details. ATTENTION PROSPECTIVE TEAM MEMBERS: We are examining the opportunity to run a CERT training class in 2021, and we encourage you to apply for membership. Please email for more information. Or, please print and submit the attached application as soon as possible.

"The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community."

We are registered on The Citizen Corps Website

CERT Fire Exercise

Team members practice CERT medical operations triage and first aid training during the September 10, 2011 team meeting

CERT Aid Exercise- Child

Team members practice fire extinguisher usage under the direction of the Highland Heights Fire Department at the CERT Course Module Nine training exercise held on October 29, 2011