LWR CERT

Current Readiness Condition: 5 (Awareness)

About Us

LWR CERT helps the Lakewood Ranch Community become more resilient.

We sponsor community education sessions open to all Lakewood Ranch residents.

We train and prepare our members to step up before first responders arrive.

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LWR CERT 2023 Board of Directors




2023 Leadership

 

Jim Emanuelson

Eddie Russell

Dave Cashbaugh

Jan Kuhn

Jim Hermiston

Bruce Bedford

Rich Raymond

Robert Swiatek

 

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Team Captain Coordinator

Liaison

Director

Director

Advisor

 

2022 – 2024

2021 – 2023

2021 – 2023

2023 – 2025

2023 – 2025

2022 – 2024

2022 – 2024

Graduation Photo of LWR CERT Members
One of the first graduating class photos of LWR CERT members

Our History

In 2006, LWR CERT was established under a special Department of Homeland Security and FEMA program as a volunteer organization of residents who receive special training to provide search and rescue, first aid, and radio communications support in response to disasters and emergencies when professional first responders may not be able to reach everyone as soon as help is needed.  We are part of the Manatee County Florida Disaster Response System.

Our organization was initially funded by a County grant and supported with a small budget from the Fire Department. After much planning and work, the first FEMA Basic Skills class of LWR residents graduated on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007.

LWR CERT Today

Today, thanks to the efforts of countless Lakewood Ranch residents and support from the Lakewood Ranch Homeowners’ Associations of CEVA, SRVA, GBVA, and CCW, LWR CERT has more than 210 active members living throughout the Phase 1 area of LWR.

Our members stay active throughout the year attending member meetings, organizing public education events, running training sessions and working within their neighborhood teams. 

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