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The South County Communities Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is designed to complement professional Fire and Police organizations in disaster situations where uniformed fire, rescue, and medical services are overwhelmed. CERT self-activates in disaster situations. CERT training & direction is provided by Hillsborough County Fire and Rescue.

Membership in CERT is open to all area residents. All CERT members must pass CERT training classes sponsored by Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Office of Emergency Management. There are no annual dues and participation is strictly voluntary.

CERT members support HCSO in Silver Alert and can be found patrolling events such as the golf cart parade. SCC CERT is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation & deductible contributions gratefully accepted.

The team meets the Third Thursday of each month (Jan-Oct) at 6:30 pm at the Sun City Center Area Chamber of Commerce, 651 Sun City Center Plaza, Sun City Center, FL 33573. Temporatarly changed to: Hillsborough County SouthShore Regioal Library at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573 (access off of 19th Street). The Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 pm, prior to the members meeting. All interested residents are invited to attend the meetings. (Board Meeting will be held at 5:30 pm - prior to the member meeting)

Rally Point:  SCC Community Association, Atrium Building
 1009 N Pebble Beach Blvd, Sun City Center, FL 33573
Storerooms:  Door 4 South Community Hall
                     KP North Club Storage
Note: Recently a new system called Mission Manager has been implemented into the Tampa Bay Area Emergency Operations organizations. This system supports management efforts for mission control, resource deployment, scheduling and tracking for all local CERT organizations. This will be the primary system used for announcing and scheduling events, volunteer call out, and tracking volunteer hours and resources. All CERT personnel should have an account on this system and should be reasonably familiar with it. As a result of implementing this new capability, the calendar on this site has been removed.

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Membership requirements (how to join and how to get on the email distribution list)

About the SCC CERT Organization

SCC Disaster Information

Training requirements and opportunities