The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area, and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
CERT members are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT
members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following
an event when professional responders are not immediately available to