Posted September 13th 2016

SAVE THE DATE -  Saturday,  17 September 2016

North Royalton CERT Training Exercise

Who:  NR and Strongsville CERTS

Purpose:  Training in four (4) areas.

Uniform:  CERT members to be in CERT uniform with CERT ID card.

Time:  Saturday, 17 Sep 16, 0830 through 1230 hrs.  EDT

Location:  Staging area -  North Royalton High School main parking lot and cafeteria, 14713 Ridge Road, North Royalton OH.

Transportation:  Parking and check-on at staging location, transportation to training site via North Royalton School Buses

Participants:  Members of the North Royalton and Strongsville CERTs.



                        0800 – 0830     Arrival and set up at the North Royalton High School parking area. 

                                                 Check in for exercise.  Meet for briefing in High School Cafeteria.

                        0830 – 0900     Transportation to York Road training Area, Aukerman Farm Metropark via NR School buses.

                        0900 – 1000     Ground search training – Cleveland Metroparks Rangers.

                        1000 -  1045     Suspicious persons and suspicious packages -  North Royalton Police

                        1045 – 1130     Basic traffic control and safety,  and radio communications – North Royalton Police.

                        1130 – 1230     Return to NRHS and lunch.   Debriefing during lunch.


Food:  Morning refreshments and lunch.

Training Certificates:  Four certificates will be issued, 1.)  Wide area search training, 2.) Basic Traffic Control, 3.) Crowd control – Suspicious persons and packages and 4) Communications

Posted September 8th 2016

Don't Wait. Communicate


Events like the recent flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Hermine approaching Florida, and Hurricane Lester in the Gulf remind us that weather can change at a moment's notice.

Disasters don't always occur when we are together with our family and friends, and so it's important to take time now to plan what you will do in an emergency.  It only takes a few minutes to talk through the greatest risks that can affect where you live, work or go to school.  

This September and throughout the year here are few actions you can take to get started:

Posted August 25th 2016

“I would like to thank those NR CERT members who assisted  at the North Royalton Homecoming this past weekend.  The response and presence of our CERT members provided a high visibility opportunity for North Royalton residents to become familiar with the CERT.  In times of a large scale emergency, the presence of CERT members assisting our Fire Department and Police Department will be a comforting sight.  Participation in the Homecoming also exercised our use of radio communications and operating jointly with our safety forces.  Again, thank you for remaining trained and available for participating in the Homecoming this year and dedicating your personal time for the safety and protection of the residents of North Royalton.”


Nicholas E. Phillips                                           

Commander,  North Royalton

Community Emergency Response Team, (CERT)

Posted July 31st 2016



Are you interested in becoming a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member and helping your family, friends and neighbors in a time of need?


The CERT program educates individuals nationwide on how to assist family, friends, neighbors and themselves in the event of a disaster. Also, CERT members assist their communities year-round at local events; in the aftermath of severe weather; or at any other venue where city leaders need the assistance of additional personnel.


The program includes training on disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact your area as well as teaches basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.


Training consists of EIGHT, 3-hour sessions and a drill.


Classes begin this September at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights

Posted April 13th 2016

The Leadership Meeting at NRFD has been CANCELLED. We will be holding a telephone conference call instead. Thank you.

Posted January 4th 2016

Happy New Year and Welcome to the 2016 CERT Year.

We are looking forward to an exciting and meaningful 2016 for the North Royalton CERT.

To make that happen, we need your help.  We will be re-examining all of the functions of the CERT

And will be re-validating and changing our procedures this year.  

NRCERT 2016 SWOT (Strengths/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats) Evaluation

We need your help!  Please take a few moments and share your opinions and thoughts about the NRCERT.

A SWOT evaluation is as evaluation that helps an organization to review its structure, functions, usefulness and efficiencies.

In addition and most importantly, this exercise examines an organization’s weaknesses and shortcomings.

See your emails for a pdf document listing subjects that we will be discussing at the 2016 CERT Planning Meeting

scheduled for Saturday, January 23, 2016 at the Media Center, North Royalton High School from 8:30AM to 12:30PM.

All members are invited to join us at this key meeting.

Please submit your comments for inclusion in our discussions to me, Nick Phillips, by email no later than Saturday, January 16, 2016.

The NRCERT was  created in 2003 and essentially has remained the same with the addition of doctrine defining the purpose and operations of the CERT

and a number of procedures that we have been using to remain current and ready to respond to emergency situations.

It is time to re-evaluate the fundamental procedures and principles of our CERT.

Thank you for your input to the continuous improvement of the NR CERT.

Nicholas E. Phillips