Searching for CERT volunteers

KIMT News 3 – As the need for more emergency services is felt throughout the country, counties in our area hope to recruit more volunteers.

In Floyd County, they’re hoping to re-establish their community emergency response team, or CERT.

This is in response to the need for more trained volunteers in the community.

One emergency management coordinator says he hopes to provide a better response time when an emergency happens.

“You’re going to be part of a team that works with emergency responders under the supervision of emergency management agencies. You’ll be able to help your neighbors, local citizens, other communities when they need you most,” said Floyd County Emergency Management Coordinator, Michael Morlan.

For more information on how you can get involved, contact the Floyd County Emergency Management offices at 641-257-6144.

“All organizations are really looking for more volunteers to join because, we’re cut short. Budgets are cut short and these volunteers help fill that gap when it comes to meeting that local response,” said Morlan.

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