February 9, 2016


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 anticipate hazards, extinguish small fires, assist emergency responders, conduct light search and rescue, set up Continue Reading

Emergency response training comes to town

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com 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 program was designed to train individuals to help themselves, their families, neighborhoods and communities in Continue Reading

CERT program prepares residents for disaster response

Mark Taylor mtaylor@gardnernews.com 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 Management that teaches people to help themselves, their families, and their neighborhoods in the event Continue Reading