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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with nonemergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

Groups receiving the 20-hour CERT training include Community Watch, emergency communications and transportation groups, local businesses, church groups, and any other community-based group that can respond as a localized team following a disaster.

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