February 13, 2019 at 6:30 pm #93417
In Nebraska we have found that CERT is one of our greatest assets. Utilizing your local emergency management is a great way to show our communities that we are serious about what we do. This also gives us the opportunity to prove to the people what they hear from the MSM & SPLC is FAKE NEWS! Get involved with your local emergency management today! The following information covers the CERT program as well as a link to the website.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the 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 offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.
Since 1993, CERT has impacted communities across the country, building essentials skills and capabilities to prepare for and respond to any disaster. There are now CERT programs in all 50 states, including many tribal nations and U.S. territories; each unique to its community but all essential to building a Culture of Preparedness.
The CERT program was designed as a grassroots initiative and specifically structured so that the local and state program managers have the flexibility to form their programs in the way that best suits their communities. CERT volunteers are trained to respond safely, responsibly, and effectively to emergency situations, but they can also support their communities during non-emergency events as well. There are over 2,700 local CERT programs nationwide, with more than 600,000 individuals trained since CERT became a national program.
FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team Program trains volunteers to prepare for the types of disasters that their community may face. Through hands-on practice and realistic exercises, CERT members:
Learn how to safely respond to man made and natural hazards
Help organize basic disaster response
Promote preparedness by hosting and participating in community events
Please contact your local emergency manager or FEMA at FEMA-Prepare@fema.dhs.gov
CERT weblink: https://www.ready.gov/community-emergency-response-team
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