The Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. C.E.R.T. members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. CERT is a nationwide initiative.
Role of CERTS in An Emergency
CERTS have been used to:
- Search for lost or kidnapped children
- Staff Emergency Operations Centers and monitor events
- Emergency Operations Center security; driving, information, assisting disabled visitors and minor first aid
- Manage "spontaneous/convergent" volunteers
- Assist Red Cross and other relief organizations on mass care
How can I Join?
To become a CERT member you must be at least 18 years of age.
If you want to volunteer your services and become trained to protect yourself and families from disaster; natural or man-made become a CERT member. Please submit your Application Form to the C.E.R.T. Coordinator.
For more information, please contact our CERT Coordinator.