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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program

From Jefferson County DEM


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact our 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.

For more information on Jefferson County’s Community Emergency Response Team program and its relationship to NPREP, check out the following PowerPoint presentation, created by the Jefferson County CERT Program Managers: What is CERT?

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