CERT Forms

1. Damage Assessment
Completed by CERT members as they travel through the area to the CERT staging location, then given to the CERT IC/TL;
Provides a summary of overall hazards in selected areas, including:

  • Fires
  • Utility hazards
  • Structural damage
  • Injuries and casualties
  • Available access

Essential for prioritizing and formulating action plans.

2. Personnel Resources
Used to sign in CERT members as they arrive at the staging location; provides information about:

  • Who is on site
  • When they arrived
  • When they were assigned
  • Their special skills

Used by staging personnel to track personnel availability

3. Incident/Assignment Tracking Log
Used by the Command Post for keeping abreast of situation status; contains essential information for tracking the overall situation

4a-4b. Briefing Assignment
Used by the Command Post to provide instructions to functional teams; used by teams to log their actions and report new damage assessment information

5. Victim Treatment Area Record
Completed by medical treatment area personnel to record victims entering the treatment area, their condition, and their status

6. Communications Log
Completed by the radio operator; used to log incoming and outgoing transmissions

7. Equipment Inventory
Used to check out and check in CERT-managed equipment

8. General Message
Used for sending messages between command levels and groups; messages should be clear and concise and should focus on such key issues as:

  • Assignment completion
  • Additional resources required
  • Special information
  • Status update


Volunteer Enrollment Form
This is a form required for all volunteers and should be updated with any information changes or verified correct every three years. 

Hold Harmless Form
This is a form required by all volunteers who serve in Richland County.

ICS 214 Activity Log