Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
• Educate people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area
• Train basic disaster response skills, such as
• fire safety
• light search and rescue
• team organization
• disaster medical operations
• CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help
CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference.
Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely; and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective.
You can CERTainly make a difference in Oakland and in Fayette County!
For more information on attending a CERT training class (groups are welcome), please send an EMAIL with your preferred contact information to: email@example.com
Additional information about the Citizen Corps CERT program can be found at http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/
Inquiries may also be directed to:
Fayette County Cert
Phone: (901) 465-5239