The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for 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.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
The CERT program of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office is comprised of two (2) programs: CERT and the Mounted Search and Rescue Team (MSaR).
The Mounted Search and Rescue program does not teach basic riding/training lessons or how to care for your horse. The MSaR program improves upon the “basics” and works with skills and training needed for a volunteer search and rescue team.
Contact MSaR Team Leader Randall Creamer at
or by email at
for more information.
CERT and MSaR team meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Anderson County Emergency Management
200 Bleckley Street
Anderson, SC 29625
The public is invited to attend the monthly CERT and MSaR teams meeting to find out more about the programs.