Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Complete free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training and become part of a CERT team in your neighborhood. CERT teams train to provide aid to disaster victims and assist first responders in the event of an emergency. Team members provide community education in disaster preparedness and assist with first aid and crowd control at community events.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), using the model created by the Los Angeles Fire Department, began promoting nationwide use of the CERT concept in 1994. Since then, CERTs have been extablish in hundreds of communities.
Emergencies occur in our communities, neighborhoods and workplaces every day. We also know that a large-scale disaster (such as an earthquake) will quickly overwhelm local professional responders. CERT training will prepare you to:
- Safely assist family, neighbors and associates while waiting for professional responders to arrive
- Become better prepared for disaster
- Support professional responders, as directed, once they arrive at the scene
To find out more about CERT teams in Mendocino County, contact Kayla Harrison, NCO at 707-462-1959 or go to the CERT website.