GGV CERT (Greater Green Valley CERT)
The Greater Green Valley Community Emergency Response Team (GGV CERT) is part of FEMA’s Citizens Corps. GGV CERT was formed in 2005 as a volunteer organization sponsored by the Green Valley Fire District. It was approved as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) in November 2006 (EIN 32-0150535). We currently have about 50 members, all of whom have completed 20-hours of training on how organize for and respond to a disaster. We meet once a month at the GVFD Training Center for follow-up training. While some of our members are former nurses, firefighters or law enforcement, we are not first responders—but we could be the first ones on the scene until First Responders arrive. That’s what we train for.
Every community could benefit from have some trained people who know their neighborhood, it’s streets, organization and the residents who might be especially vulnerable in the event of a disaster.
GGV CERT is a member of the Green Valley Council’s Emergency Planning Committee.