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Residents of Bay Village, Fairview Park,

Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River and

Westlake are welcome to complete the free training

and participate as members of the Westshore

Regional CERT. While the training is free to all

Westshore residents whether participants join the

team or not, team membership requirements include

being over 18 years of age, completing the 20-hour

basic training course (offered twice per year), and

pass a background check.

The course enables citizens to:

Identify and mitigate potential hazards

Initiate plans to prepare for disasters

Learn skills to assist themselves and

others until professional responders


Work cooperatively as a team within

their volunteer areas

Establish relationships with team’s

sponsoring agencies

Understand their capabilities,

limitations and roles when deployed

CERT members receive ongoing training through general meetings, training with the WSC and

teams across the county, online opportunities and real-life exercises with professional responders.

Register for the FEMA CERT Basic Training and volunteer today on behalf of your community! Submit

your completed application:

By email: Coordinator@westshorecert.com - or - By mail (USPS) to:

Dennis Kucler

Westshore Regional CERT

C/o City of North Olmsted

5200 Dover Center Road

North Olmsted OH 44070

Have a question or need more

information? Contact Dennis Kucler at

Coordinator@westshorecert.com or call


Support Preparedness:

Don’t have the time or resources to become a full-fledged member? The Westshore Regional CERT

can still use your help through financial donations or other in-kind support. The WSC is a nonprofit,

tax deductible organization under the Westshore Council of Governments. While the cities support the

team in many ways, all equipment, supplies, and training needs are met through grants and donations.

Monetary donations may be made out to the Westshore Regional CERT and mailed to:

Dennis Kucler

Westshore Regional CERT

C/o City of North Olmsted

5200 Dover Center Road

North Olmsted OH 44070

(Please do not mail cash)

Questions?  Contact Westshore Regional CERT Dennis Kucler at dakucler@gmail.com  or (440) 465- 5240.

Public Safety Charity Softball Tournament

Hosted by Cuyahoga Council District 1 Representative Dave Greenspan’s Friends for the Community

Foundation, this event supports the work of the Westshore Regional CERT. Businesses and

organizations are encouraged to be a visible part of this regional, competitive,

community event while supporting the WSC through your sponsorship. Learn


Contact Westshore Regional CERT Dennis Kucler at

Coordinator@westshorecert.com or 440.465.5240.

Get involved