CERTEX (Community Emergency Response Team Exercise) (NC730)

Caldwell County CERT members who wish to attend this exercise should notify Kenneth Teague.  We hope to have a good delegation from Caldwell County participating.

CERTEX (Community Emergency Response Team Exercise) (NC730)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) full-scale exercise.


Fri. Sep 27, 2013 6:00pm
Sat. Sep 28, 2013 7:00am – 7:00pm


Camp Butner
Stem NC
Region: Central

Google Map

Building/Room Location

Roberts Chapel Road, Stem, NC

Handicap Accessibility


Offered By

North Carolina Division of Emergency Management

Primary Instructor

TBD, To Be Determined

Additional Instructors

Course Length

Continuing Education Units


Basic CERT Course (or IS-317), IS-100.b, IS-200.b, IS-700.a

Who Should Attend/Target Audience



Maximum # of Participants


# of Open Seats


# on Waiting List



Operating schedule
Quonset Hut information sheet
Waiver of Liability

Offering Specific Information:

Registration is now open through August 31, 2013!

CERTEX 2013 will be the first exercise of this kind for North Carolina. Never has the opportunity arisen to bring the active CERT programs across the state to train in a multi-jurisdictional exercise. In partnering with the Civil Air Patrol, the American Red Cross, and the Baptist Men, and county and state emergency management, this event will promise more reality and diverse conditions than normally presented. This is an exciting venture that will truly test the stamina of participating CERT volunteers.

To be held in September at Camp Butner, courtesy of the North Carolina National Guard and the NC Civil Air Patrol, volunteers have the opportunity to test their own response capabilities as learned through the Basic CERT Course and any ongoing training. They will also be able to learn how to interoperate with other response agencies such as peer volunteers and other agency personnel. The hope is that each team goes back to their community understanding how, in a large-scale disaster, to use their learned skills effectively and efficiently, within the scope of a larger operation.


“Victims” are needed for this exercise. If you are interested in participating as a “victim”, rather than a “rescuer”, please send an email to patty.moore@ncdps.gov. “Victims” must:

  • not have a latex allergy
  • be willing to have simulated injuries applied per the discretion of the injury makeup artists
  • be willing to be carried, lay on the ground for extended periods, and be capable of acting as the injury requires (with coaching from the injury makeup artists)
  • bring disposable clothing
  • be 18 years of age or older


Lodging and Meals:

Lodging accommodations for this exercise are the on-site Quonset huts (see attached document for description). If you elect to stay elsewhere, you will be responsible for the costs associated with that overnight stay. There is no reimbursement for lodging.

The closest hotels are in Creedmoor, which is approximately 20 minutes from the exercise site. A memo is attached that can be used to show the hotel that you are attending a state function to ask for the state rate ($63.90 + tax). The memo will not guarantee you that rate. Listed here are some low cost hotel options to choose from:

  • The Inn at Creedmoor, 1585 North Carolina 56, Creedmoor (919)528-9296
  • Best Western Butner Creedmoor Inn, 2578 West Lyon Station Road, Creedmoor (919)575-5942
  • Econo Lodge, 2574 West Lyon Station Road, Creedmoor (919)575-6451
  • Ramada Limited, 2575 West Lyon Station Road, Creedmoor (919)545-6565

All scheduled meals will be provided for you on site. Any meals that you eat on your way to and from the exercise are your responsibility. There will be no reimbursement for meals or mileage for this event.

On-site lodging and meals will be provided for all exercise participants.


Other Important Information:

1.     Every participant is required to print and sign the attached “Waiver of Liability” form. You must bring it with you to the exercise in order to participate. You must be 18 or older in order to participate in this exercise.

2.     You MUST be associated with an established CERT program to participate.

3.     Create a profile in TERMS (terms.ncem.org), if not already done.

4.     Directions to the exercise site can be found at http://goo.gl/maps/ujyf7.

5.     Each participant is responsible for providing their own personal protective equipment (PPE).

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