Community Emergency Response Team


CERT is organized under the direction of the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office,  Emergency Management  Section.  Volunteers  receive  special  training  which  enhances their ability  to prepare for, respond to and recover from disaster situations.  CERT volunteers are taught how to take  care of  themselves,  their families  and  their neighbors before,  during and after a disaster.  Organized into teams,  they may provide vital  services  in the absence of emergency responders, whose arrival may be delayed due to the severity of the situation.


CERT training usually consist of 9 sessions.  Sessions are about 3 hours in length and are once per week.  The website for CERT is www.citruscountycert.org


Citrus  County  CERT  is  divided  into  4 quadrants.  Each quadrant uses amateur radio for local communications among members,  between quadrants and to contact the amateur radio station at the Sheriff’s  Emergency  Operations Center in Lecanto, FL.   Approximately 78 CERT members in Citrus County are amateur radio operators.  More amateur radio operators would be greatly appreciated.


For more information about CERT go to the above website or contact the following:


                   Citrus County Sheriff’s Office

                   Emergency Management Section

                   CERT Office

                   3549 Saunders Way

                   Lecanto, FL 34461

                   Tel. (352) 527-2753                                                               


    Or   telephone Gerry Brummer (W4GKB) at    (352) 382-4446