Additional Information, Resources, and Volunteer Opportunities
Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) A Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) supports local response capability by training volunteers to organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers at the disaster site, to provide immediate assistance to victims, and to collect disaster intelligence to support responders’ efforts when they arrive.
Currently New Kent County has one (1) CERT that was established by the residents of the Brickshire Community.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES).
An all volunteer Amateur Radio organization operating in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to provide back-up communications for the Commonwealth of Virginia and the various counties therein. New Kent 4 Amateur Radio (NK4AR) is the supporting Amateur Radio club for this effort in New Kent County.