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The Westshore Regional Community Emergency

Response Team (WSC) serves the communities of

Bay Village, Fairview Park, Lakewood, North

Olmsted, Rocky River and Westlake. As part of the

national CERT program and sponsored by the

Westshore Council of Governments, this volunteer-

based organization supports its cities’ safety

forces and first responders to help prevent,

prepare for, mitigate, and respond to emergencies

and disasters.

The regional volunteer program:

Provides free disaster education and emergency preparedness training

Develops a system for volunteer response to community needs in public emergencies

Assists in establishing and operating emergency shelters

Provides assistance to local safety forces under direction of their fire or police departments.

Applying classroom and hands-on exercise

training, CERT members can assist their family,

neighbors, and coworkers following a disaster when

professional responders are not immediately available.

CERT members also support their emergency response

agencies by taking an active role in community

preparedness projects and events.