WHAT IS CERT?
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness. It trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.
Want to learn more about CERT? Check out Ready.gov and read all about this nationwide volunteer training program.