The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event and can take a more active role in preparing their community. The motto is "doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people". The CERT program is administered by Department of Homeland Security.
In a 21-hour hands-on course, CERT members are trained to:
Why take CERT training?
How do I take CERT training?
To become a CERT member, you will need to complete the CERT training course administered by a sponsoring agency like an emergency management agency, fire or police department.
Contact the Marion County Citizen Corps, Erik Anderson, Community Coordinator, at 503.365.3186 or email@example.com or go to the CERT Web site www.citizencorps.gov/cert/ to locate a CERT program, education and training available to you. Do the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number of People