Conference Awards

Throughout the State of Florida, we have many CERT volunteers and numerous others who have contributed to the growth of CERT in our State who are deserving of awards. Who do you know that needs to be recognized? Check out the award categories below and submit a nomination!


  1. Provide a description of specific accomplishments of the nominee. Support materials can be included in the form of articles, letters, photos, or other documentation. No self-nominations will be considered.
  2. Provide a brief summary of the nomination for potential use during the awards ceremony.
  3. A separate nomination must be completed for each award/person nominated.
  4. Award nominations will be accepted January 1st until 30 days prior to the conference start date.


Silver Star Award

Presented to an individual in Florida whose dedicated, unselfish and enthusiastic service has contributed to the growth and development of the CERT and Emergency Management communities.

Distinguished Service Award

Presented to a long-standing Florida CERT volunteer who has demonstrated extensive leadership through sustained and significant contributions to the CERT organization.

Florida CERT Team of the Year

Presented to the Community Emergency Response Team that created/implemented an initiative and/or innovation that improves the ability of their CERT program to achieve innovative and sustainable practices in emergency management to make their jurisdiction safer, stronger, better prepared, and more resilient (e.g. in the areas of public education, training and engagement; government/non-government partnerships and integration of services, capacity building, etc.)

Florida CERT Member of the Year

Presented to a CERT volunteer for outstanding contribution to their CERT program and community as an unpaid program manager, instructor, team leader or general volunteer.