Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Citizen Corps was created to help coordinate volunteer activities that will make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any emergency situation. It provides opportunities for people to participate in a range of measures to make their families, their homes, and their communities safer from the threats of crime, terrorism, and disasters of all kinds.
The CERT training program is designed to fit into community members' ordinary schedules. The training is divided up into eight three-hour modules. During that time, trainees will have classes on the National CERT program, the organizational structure used by government agencies in disasters, basic first aid techniques, basic search and rescue techniques, and ways to ensure that the individual trainee and his/her family members are prepared for a disaster. Classes are taught by local professionals who have experience in the units they instruct. The courses are managed by a lead instructor who has undergone a Train-the-Trainer program which meets the FEMA and CERT standards. All CERT training is provided free of charge.
Margaret Campbell, EM Planner 401 Deputy Larry Miller Dr. Granbury, TX 76048 817.579.3335 ext.5561 email@example.com
You may also contact: Mike Brewer, CERT Team Leader firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheila Castleberry, CERT Team Leader email@example.com
CERT - Who are We?
Friends, neighbors, co-workers, and trained professionals who volunteer their valuable time and resources to make a difference in their workplace and communities. These team members have participated in the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program and have been trained to be prepared to respond to emergency situations in the workplace and their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the workplace and their community. Since 1993 when this training was made available nationally by FEMA, communities in 28 state and Puerto Rico have conducted CERT training.