Cobb County Government

Volunteer Support Teams

You must have completed the 21 hours of CERT Initial Training in order to participate in these volunteer components.

As previously announced, Cobb County EMA has determined the new directions for volunteers who have completed their CERT Initial Training.

Outside of the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) members such as Red Cross, Salvation Army, UMCOR and many others, four functional volunteer teams have been created under Cobb EMA to include:

Damage Assessment Team
Contact: Sean Loughlin

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Support Team
Contact: Bernard King

Search and Rescue Team
Contact: Bernard King

Volunteer Reception Center Team
Contact: Bernard King



On-Site Training Requirements

Damage Assessment Team
Introduction to Preliminary Damage Assessment

EOC Support Team
Introduction to EOC Support (EOC Support I)

Volunteer Reception Team
To be determined at a later date

Search and Rescue Team
Search and Rescue Overview



Independent Study Online Classes Requirements (for all support teams)

These classes may also be offered as interactive in-class trainings throughout the course of the year. You are responsible for keeping track of your certificates of completion for each class and may choose to take all classes online at your leisure, or attend the upcoming interactive trainings. These certificates will be requested during the application process as proof of volunteer eligibility.

  • IS-100 Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • IS-200 ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS-315 CERT Supplemental Training: The Incident Command System
  • IS-317 Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
  • IS-700 An Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • IS-800 An Introduction to the National Response Framework


For additional information, please contact Bernard King. We look forward to working with many of you in the future!