Community Emergency Response Team Training

Be trained in Community Emergency Response.
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  • When: Three Saturdays, April 2, 9, and 16
  • Where: Town Hall (930 East 54th Street)
  • Cost: Free — 21-hour time committment

Presented by the Indianapolis Division of Homeland Security and
Rocky Ripple Emergency Management (RREM), the Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides basic training in
disaster preparedness for residents, which increases the ability
of citizens to manage an extreme situation until first responders or
other assistance arrives.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises,
CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or
workplace following an event where professional responders are
not immediately available to help. You will be trained to provide
services such as supply distribution, fire safety, damage
assessment, neighbor well-checks, light search and rescue, and
disaster medical operations.

The full CERT curriculum is a 21-hour FEMA-based training
module comprised of eight classes, and completed over three Saturdays.
Fully-trained CERT members graduate with a certificate of
completion and are eligible for additional training. The last session
of the training is followed by a hands-on practical simulation.

If you want to join the course or have questions, contact Andy
Hazel at Learn more at DHS online via
Twitter, Facebook or their website at


Flood Wall Status Update Meeting on March 5th

A Floodwall Status Update meeting will be held at town hall on Sat. March 5th from 10 am to noon. Town Council members will provide updates on recent meetings with the City of Indianapolis. There will also be time for questions and answers with Bill Beranek, long-time northside resident and advocate in finding reasonable solutions to managing local flood abatement issues.

Additional recent floodwall information and links have been posted on this website under


February Town Council Meeting

Plan to attend the 09-Feb-2016 Rocky Ripple Town Council meeting to hear more about Citizens Energy projects that affect Rocky Ripple and about possible levee repair options from an Engineering expert.  Special topics/presenters include:

Upcoming Sewer Installations in Rocky Ripple:
Dan Considine from Citizens Energy will provide a high level overview about the sewer extension project, Citizens service enhancements, upgrades to our utility systems, rate increases and the benefits to the community.

Levee Improvement Initiative:
Engineer James Barnes, president of Solomon Consulting, Inc. will brainstorm with us on possible strategies to repair and improve the levee and avenues for financial assistance, including state and federal grant opportunities.

The meeting begins promptly at 7:30 pm at the town hall.

City Abandons Westbank Canal Wall

The City of Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) contacted the Rocky Ripple Town Council late this afternoon to inform us about the attached press release that was distributed this evening.  It states that the DPW has decided, based upon the feasibility study completed, that the Canal Westbank Alignment project will not be pursued. Instead the City will be proceeding with the east side of the canal floodwall along Westfield Blvd.

The Westbank Alignment project could have affected Rocky Ripple homes along the canal, had it been accepted.  City officials stated that we were the first area notified because we would be most affected by this.  They pledged to work with us on what will happen now, based on this decision.  They added that they understand the unique position of Rocky Ripple and will work with us to address our outstanding levee/flood protection concerns.  Further info will be shared as we receive it.

Canal Floodwall Press Release 14-Dec-2015