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Brecksville Fire Department

Phone: 440-526-2640

Call 911 for an emergency

Southwest Emergency Response Team (SERT)


HazMat2.jpgThe Southwest Council of Governments recognized that there are emergency incidents where the rapid deployment of specialty trained and equipped response teams can provide a better likelihood of a favorable outcome. It was determined that the most cost-efficient means to meet that need was by combining regional assess.  

The Southwest Council of Governments agreed to create SERT, the Southwest Emergency Response Team. The regional group includes a Type 2 HazMat team, water and land based technical rescue teams, a fire investigation unit, and tactical EMS.

SERT functions as a branch of the local incident command system to give the incident commander of a member community the expert resources needed to assist in bringing an incident to a successful conclusion. The City of Brecksville is a member of the 19-community Southwest Council of Governments and currently has members on all five teams.


Please visit the SERT website for more information