A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a training program that prepares you, your family and your neighbors in the event of a disaster.
Why Do We Need CERT?
Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for these emergency services. Factors as the number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent citizens from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 9-1-1. Citizens will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.