September 1, 2015


Staff photo by Mark Taylor

The Gardner Rotary Club is sponsoring Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) at Johnson County Fire District No. 1’s New Century AirCenter station. Pictured is Cherlyn White-Conklin, Rotary president. The program trains volunteers to identify and …

Emergency response training comes to town

Danedri Thompson
When a massive tornado demolished Greensburg, Kan. in 2006, citizen volunteers conducted search and rescue efforts that recovered two survivors.
The citizens were trained through a Homeland Security program called the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The …

CERT program prepares residents for disaster response

Mark Taylor
Persons interested in learning how to respond in the event of a natural disaster will have an opportunity through the County Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.
CERT is a disaster readiness program facilitated through Johnson County Emergency …