COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WYTV) – The Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency brought back their Community Emergency Response Team — or CERT — on Saturday.
The first round of volunteer training for CERT took place.
Although this program has only just returned, the need for volunteers is greater than ever — and they can really make a difference.
“There’s a big problem right now with both fire and EMS in that there aren’t many people volunteering for these positions,” said Rudy Sacchet of Negley Fire & EMS.
“I think that one person can make a huge difference,” said Robert Agee, a CERT volunteer. “Because, when you add one more ‘one person’ to a group, you make that group that much stronger.”
Volunteer training is a three-day program. Classes wrap up Sunday afternoon.