What is CERT?


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as: 

  • Disaster medical operations
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Fire suppression
  • Light search and rescue
  • Psychology
  • Team organization
  • Terrorism


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 help. C.ER.T. members are activated and utilized during emergencies and non- emergencies if they volunteer to be.

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1. What is CERT?
2. Why take the CERT training?
3. Who can take the training?