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CONTACT THE MAYOR’S OFFICE AT 440-237-4300 TO VOLUNTEER.


AN URGENT MESSAGE FOR ADULT RESIDENTS OF NORTH ROYALTON

The City of North Royalton has formed a voluntary Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) which will be used locally during serious emergency situations to augment the City's public safety capabilities. The CERT's goal is to enlist approximately 200 resident volunteers to assist in any disaster which could strike or impact North Royalton. The threat of terrorism, of course, was the initial force behind this Federal initiated program. Other emergencies, however, such as natural disasters or plane crashes, etc. would be included. Our North Royalton CERT's initial planning and preparedness will focus on the Community ability to provide emergency vaccinations or immunizations to ALL, of North Royalton residents in a short period of time.

Volunteers are needed to staff the many duty stations within our City disaster plans. Residents interested in volunteering for service in the North Royalton CERT will be assigned to positions where their experience, training or job skills can be best used.

All persons over 18 years old, with good general health and a willingness to commit themselves, are eligible to apply to the emergency response team. At this time, there is an emphasis on employment or experience in the following areas: Medicine (doctors, nurses, pharmacy, medical records), Construction (skilled trades, hazmat), Transportation (commercial drivers with large vehicle experience), Communications (computers, data entry, foreign languages), Supervision (teachers, security, military) and Food Service. Civic organizations, church groups, clubs or groups of employee's from local business are encouraged to apply as well.

In the event of any kind of widespread disaster, communities will be on their own to survive. Federal, State and County help will not be available with the exception of the provision of vaccines, etc. There is absolutely nothing more important that you can volunteer for or dedicate your time. Volunteer now and be part of the initial start‑up and training.