Help Your Community When the Next Storm Hits

CERT-gearMany communities remain unprepared, as only 30% of those who live in winter storm hazard areas have participated in a disaster exercise in the past year.

Even a small amount of snow can impact your community, making it critical to have a plan in place for winter weather. Be there for your neighbors when the next storm hits by finding a local CERT program near you and joining.

Learn more: CERT in Action - FEMA 101: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Programs - CERT – Community Emergency Response Team

CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects.

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