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CERT Community Emergency Response Team


Phone: 0488291519


Nangiloc/Colignan and District CERT

Community Emergency Response Team

Meetings: CERT training, second Tuesday in every month

If you would like further information on becoming a CERT volunteer please call

Team Leader, Murray Allomes on mob 0488291519.


Volunteers form part of the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) located throughout rural Victoria. When 000 is called for an ambulance a CERT is sent along with a paramedic crew.

The CERT does not transport patients, but provides 'first responder' first aid and comfort to the sick and injured.

The Nangiloc / Colignan CERT has 14 full time volunteers. Due to its remote location, the group is paged and we respond immediately, giving assistance, treatment and reassurance prior to the Paramedics arrival.  There are currently four teams within the CERT.  The CERT is on call 24 hours a day with each team rotating on a seven day roster. The area we cover is from Hattah/Kulkyne National Park to Iraak, and out to the Calder Highway, and occasionally as far away as Karadoc.

We have a fully equipped SUV supplied by Ambulance Victoria, and we are trained in the use of equipment required to stabilize a patient until the Paramedics arrive.

Our ongoing Accreditation training is required once a month and our certificate is Emergency Trauma Response Certificate 3 +.  We are trained by the Paramedics in the use of specialized pain relief, defibrillation etc.  We work under the protocol of Ambulance Victoria. 

CERT is a terrific volunteer organisation.  The feelings that come from helping people, and knowing that you have made a difference are unbelievable for anyone that has a passion for helping people in need of emergency medical treatment in remote areas.  

The Nangiloc CERT has been established for 5 years and welcome enquiries from members of our community who may be interested in joining the team.

Any interested members of the community should contact Murray, Group Leader Nangiloc/Colignan CERT 0488 291519.

Part of Rural Ambulance Victoria