Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program to train citizens from the community who form teams in geographical areas of the county, train together on a regular basis, and work together during large scale disasters to assist their neighborhood and surrounding areas affected.
Citizens in the community are trained on disaster preparedness, how to cut off utilities, put out small fires, administer disaster first aid, safely search for and rescue victims, organize themselves and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts. Volunteers must enroll in an initial 16 hour instructional course that is taught at a convenient location in the community. Once citizens successfully complete the initial 16 hour course, they then continue training with a CERT established. You can either start your own CERT in your area, or you can join one in your area.
Target Audience: Community groups, church groups, businesses, family, friends, etc.
Teams: Suggested teams are groups of people that live close to each other (neighborhood watch groups etc), church groups, business formed teams, or any group that has similar attributes.
CERT Tri-fold Brochure
To sign up or for more information, please contact the CERT Program Manager: Heidi Mariscal or Angela Roscoe.