CERT Teams

  • Reach the 'Corps' of Preparedness in Your Community

    Are you a Team Player? We're not talking at work, nor sports... are you involved in assuring that your community is ready in case of emergency?

    FEMA_PrepareAthon Poster_Hurricane Artwork-500Want to get your community involved in disaster preparedness? Join Citizen Corps - through their invovement there is a national open network that uses outreach, training, and volunteer service to bring together leaders from volunteer programs, community and nonprofit organizations, the private sector, and government. Examples include CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) and the Youth Preparedness Council.

    You can get involved and help make your neighborhood safe in any calamity from hurricanes to wildfires, tsunamis to droughts, there are numerous types of disasters that require individual and community preparedness.

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Programs

    How Prepared do you want to be? How well trained? How well informed? How involved?

    CERTCommunity Emergency Response Teams are formed in neighborhoods throughout the Nation to help each of us get trained and involved - usually for free. In fact, we were founding Board Members of our local C.E.R.T., and achieved Local, State, Federal and Corporate funding that allowed us not only to offer these great courses free of charge, but each Team Member gets a CERT Starter Bag at the end of their training at no charge to get them further along toward preparedness and participation.

    What is nice about CERT Training is that an individual can get full training for Disaster response, yet has no further obligation. One can be as involved or un-involved as one chooses. The concept is really simple: The more individuals are trained on what to do (and not do) in case of calamity, the less stress there will be on Emergency Services in time of need. If we can each take care of ourselves, our family, and our neighbors if we choose - the more resources will be left available to take care of others that cannot.

    C.E.R.T. ~ Are you involved in your Local Community Emergency Response Team?

    The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people 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 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. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

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    Find Nearby CERT programs-- Fins CERT programs by zip code and learn about disaster training and volunteer opportunities near you!

    Also read: CERT - History of the CERT Program

  • Every CERT Member needs this free App!


    Blast AppWhile designed for public health, pre-hospital or hospital healthcare, we think this is a perfect free tool for CERT Teams, ERTs, and other Volunteer Groups dealing with Mass Casualty Events and Triage! The CDC has a new mobile application for you. The CDC Blast Injury App provides clear, concise, up-to-date information to help you respond to a blast or other mass casualty explosive event. This application equips you with the critical decision-making information you need to provide medical care or manage mass casualties, all from your mobile device.

    The app provides clinical guidance about specific blast injury patterns to help emergency responders and clinicians assess and treat patients. For public health and emergency management professionals, the application includes tools to manage casualties and hospital surge capacity.

    All individuals can use the application to learn how to protect themselves and be aware of hazards specific to mass casualty explosive events. It also includes a quick reference guide that can be read en route to, or at the scene of an event.

    We hope you use the CDC Blast Injury mobile application to learn and prepare, and know that in the event that you are called to respond to a bombing mass casualty explosive event, you'll have the information you need with you to make decisions that will save lives.

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    This is an official application of the CDC and updates will happen automatically so users will always have the most current content available.

    Download the CDC Blast Injury mobile application free today from the App Store!

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