The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as:
Light search and rescue
Disaster medical operations
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT
members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following
an event when professional responders are not immediately available to
CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency
response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness
projects in their community. In the event of a disaster, trained
citizens can react as teams and provide basic care that will help limit
further injury to disaster victims and will lessen the possibility of
further damage to property.
Please visit Federal Emergency Management Agency to learn more about CERT.