The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program teaches people to assist others following a disaster when professional responders are not available.
CERT is a nationwide program, run by individual communities, that puts the power of emergency response in the hands of average citizens. This 8-week course is taught by local instructors, and each class provides hands-on skills and invaluable practice! Participants learn to use a fire extinguisher, bandage and splint injuries, find and transport the wounded, and so much more. Skills are then applied in a mock disaster at the end of the course.