OVERT is a new vision in volunteerism. More closely aligned with the commitment, dedication and professionalism of volunteer fire fighters then with any other program in Ontario. Our vision does not recognize community borders – an OVERT deployment may see volunteers driving hundreds of kilometers, or fly to a different country to assist a community in need.

At the heart of the OVERT program are the volunteers. For the first time, this program brings together varied members of the community and successfully integrates them with significant numbers of police officers, paramedics, fire fighters, military personnel and health care workers. The Emergency Response Volunteers of OVERT form the foundation of every deployment. Without the strong group volunteers currently serving with OVERT, the organization could not exist.

Once a request for assistance is received, OVERT is capable of responding with a diverse set of resources. These resources being the team’s various units.

Currently the Ontario Volunteer Emergency Response Team does not receive any consistent forms of government funding. As such the majority of our funds that support operational demands come from fundraising events and private donations. Without these events and the continued support and commitment of some of community partnerships, OVERT simply would not be able to operate.

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Ontario Volunteer Emergency Response Team (OVERT)
2370 Nash Road
Bowmanville, Ontario
L1C 3K4

OVERT is a registered charity: Charity Number: 892978560 RR0001