NC CERT State Quarterly Meeting in Lenoir

The North Carolina CERT quarterly meeting will be in Lenoir on Saturday, September 12, 1:00 pm to about 4:00 pm. We are happy to have Caldwell County chosen as the western location for this state-wide meeting.

The agenda will be posted soon. Presentations being confirmed include a presentation by the National Weather Service on North Carolina winter storms. Another agenda item is cooking during emergencies and power outages. There may also be several vendors with displays.

We encourage all of our CERT members to attend and take this opportunity to meet CERT volunteers from all over the state. We enjoy learning what other active CERT groups are doing to be of service to their communities. Caldwell County has over 100 residents and first responders trained as CERT volunteers. We hope to see all of you at this event.

Climate-controlled emergency shelter

Climate-controlled emergency shelter

Caldwell County CERT will deploy one of our emergency shelters prior to the meeting for display. We need volunteers to help set it up at 11:30 am on September 12 at the rear of the Health and Human Services Building. It is not difficult and takes no more than 15 to 30 minutes. There should be time enough to have lunch prior to the meeting. Please contact me at if you will help.

  • Where
    Tammy Austin Conference Center,
    3rd floor, Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building
    2345 Morganton Blvd SW, Lenoir, NC, United States
  • When
    Saturday, September 12, 2015
    1:00 pm to approximately 4:00 pm

For more information and to register, click HERE.

Hazardous Material Spill–Before, During, and After

Helicopter 2Our businesses and emergency responders are well prepared to prevent and respond to hazardous material spills.  But as a new member of the Caldwell County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), I found this article prepared by the United States First Responders Association very informative for what the rest of our community can do to mitigate the impact and danger.

This gives you a lists of things you can do before, during, and after a hazardous material event to keep you and your family safe.

Get informed and stay safe, and thank your First Responders for all they do to help our community!

Weather Spotter Basic Certificate Class

National Weather Service Class

WEATHER SPOTTER CLASS – Basic Certificate class

Where: Caldwell County Health and Human Services Building, 2345 Morganton Blvd. SW, Lenoir, NC 28645

When: July 16 2015

Two different Class times same class

Time: 1St class 03:00 PM

2nd class 06:00 PM

Cost: FREE!

Preregister – Contact Kenneth Teague 828-757-1419 before July 01, 2015

First Aid Class–May 12

FIRST AID TRAINING–May 12, 6:00 pm

This training class for CERT members is open for registration. There is no charge to take this class.

We want to thank our CERT team at Smith Memorial United Methodist Church for hosting this event.

To register for the class, send an email to Elizabeth Thomas at

Deadline to RSVP for the class is May 8.


Monday May 12, 2014, 6:00 PM.

Smith Memorial United Methodist Church,
426 NW Woodsway Lane, Lenoir NC

Welcome to Caldwell County, NC CERT!

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact Caldwell County and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist themselves, their families, and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in Caldwell County, North Carolina.

This is a free, voluntary program that encourages members of our community to be prepared in any emergency.  Individuals, groups of friends and family, and organizations are all encouraged to join us!

Practicing in CPR class

Practicing in CPR class

Collapsed Wall Class

Collapsed Wall Class

First Aid Class

First Aid Class

Class Members

Class Members