The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

CERT is offering a basic training course March 15, 16, 22, & 23 in 2019.

I would like to encourage everyone to consider taking this course and becoming an active member of CERT. As you are aware, we are in a high risk area for fire and hurricane destruction.

Are you and your family safe and prepared?

Take advantage of this free resource and stand ready to serve your community and rest knowing your family has an emergency plan and the power of a dedicated team of like and civil minded neighbors ready and trained in emergency response.

 Iā€™m Burt Witaschek, Team Leader for the Carolina Trace South-side CERT team. We have members from various South-side Trace POAs and are recruiting for more, right here in Hidden Lake!

For more information call or text me at (918)640-7941, or Email:

I look forward to meeting with you and working with you in the future!