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Next meeting is Wednesday, April 27, 2016

7 PM Cuyahoga Valley Career Center (8001 Brecksville Road) Room 511.

April's meeting will be a brainstorm and planning session for drive-through distribution. We especially need input from members of the transporation section as well as anyone that participated in the past drive through distribution drill. Heidi Scaife from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health with be in attendance. We may spend all or most of our meeting outdoors so plan accordingly. In January, members were taught how to sign up for Ready Notify and Ohio Responds. When you register, email us ( so we can make you a member of the local CERT team. See below for pictures from the February CPR/AED certification class.

Credit goes to and Melissa Mathys for photos used in this banner.

* the new link for the future meetings and tenative topics


Thursday April 21 Noon-4PM


Saturday April 23 1 PM - 4 PM

Northeast Ohio Training Institute (and Red Cross)

Psychological First Aid

Summit County Chapter

501 West Market Street

Akron, OH

See details here

April 6, 2016
FEMA Training

Quad City

See details here

Friday, April 22

9 AM - 3 PM

Shelter Fundamentals

Summit County Chapter

501 West Market Street

Akron, OH

See details here

Saturday, May 21

8 AM - Noon

CERT participation in Hazmat excercise

Tri-C East Campus

see details here


February 2016: CPR/AED class:

cpr4 cpr2
cpr3 cpr5
cpr6 cpr1


Training and Certifications

We will have detailed information regarding specific training events. READ MORE here.

Resources and Links

Links to informational websites such as FEMA, Code Red, Ohio Responds, emergency preparedness apps and weather are provided here.

Past Meeting minutes and photos

Missed a meeting? Check photos and minutes from the past here.

Current volunteer needs

Volunteers are need for: READ MORE here.

Current team leaders

Ed Egut, Chief Tim Dodd- President
Leslie Lesinski Wayne Louis II-Vice President
Sue Schindler Tom Kalvas
Brian Russo Carolyn Jatsek
Marc Rubin Jared Winar
Bill Zaker Lidia Dobronos
TJ Hartman Melissa Mathys - webmaster
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Brecksville Broadview Heights CERT makes a great effort to participate in community events. Quite often we are asked to provide volunteers for traffic control and safety personnel for Operation Medicine Cabinet and Home Days.

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All residents of Brecksville or Broadview Heights are encouraged to join. You will be trained on how to respond to an emergency situation; how to take care of your family, neighbors and community. The commitment is up to you.  We have members who are active every month and others that help out during large drills or actual call-out situations.
Joining is simple. 

We ask that you complete this form. By using the SUBMIT button on the form, an email will be sent directly to us. If you have troulble with the form, print it and bring it to the next meeting.