What is CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a nationwide organization of volunteer who receive training on how to provide assistance in the event of a catastrophe that might overwhelm the community’s immediate response capability. Most communities have adequate fire, police, EMS, and other professional for day-to-day emergencies. For major events, they may call on nearby communities for help. But if widespread destruction and casualties occur, these forces might not be able to provide immediate assistance to everyone who needs it. That is when a trained group of volunteers can prove valuable.

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1. What is CERT?
2. What Does CERT Do?
3. How do I Become a CERT Volunteer?