WHAT IS CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Program educates people
about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills such
as fire safety, light search & rescue and disaster medical operations.  Using their
training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood, school or
workplace following an event and can take a more active role in preparing for their
community.

Identify and anticipate hazards
Reduce fire hazards
Extinguish small fires
Assist first responders
Conduct light search and rescue
Set up medical treatment areas
Apply basic medical techniques
Reduce survivor stress

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