About CERT

When disaster strikes, first responders may be overwhelmed. That's when the Community Emergency Response Team - CERT helps their families, neighbors, and co-workers.

What Certs Learn

  • Identify Hazards
  • Reduce fire hazards in the home and workplace
  • Extinguish small fires
  • Assist emergency responders
  • Conduct light search and rescue
  • Setup medical treatment areas
  • Apply basic medical techniques
  • Help reduce survivor stress
  • Assemble a disaster supply kit
  • Prepare their family and community for disaster
  • Perform head-to-toe assessments
  • Conduct triage
  • Work as a team to apply basic fire suppression strategies
  • Understand the function of CERT members and their roles in immediate response
  • Identify planning and size up requirements for potential search and rescue situations