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Community Emergency Response Team
Responsibilities and Services
CERT is an integral part of Citizen Corps, the grass-roots movement that actively involves every one in making our communities and our nation safer, stronger, and better prepared.
All over America, communities have organized Citizen Corps Councils to inspire people to take action and get involved.
has information about CERT and other programs in your area.
No matter where you live, no matter who you are, we all have a role in hometown preparedness. What role will YOU play?
CERT Training Benefits
CERT training takes about 20 hours to complete and provides critical skills in emergency preparedness and response.
Participants Learn How to:
Identify & anticipate hazards
Reduce fire hazards in the home & workplace
Extinguish small fires
Assist emergency responders
Conduct light search & rescue
Set up medical treatment areas
Apply basic medical techniques
Help reduce survivor stress
Who should take CERT training?
People interested in taking an active role in hometown preparedness
Neighborhood Watch groups
Communities of faith
Scouting & youth organizations
Students, teachers, and administrators
Members of clubs & civic organizations