Community Emergency Response Team
Next Class March 14, 16, 21, 28, 30, 2011
6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
Register before March 9
Following a disaster, community members may be on their own for a period of time because of the size of the area affected, lost communications, and impassable roads.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program supports local response capability by training volunteers to organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers at the disaster site, to provide immediate assistance to victims, and to collect disaster intelligence to support responders' efforts when they arrive.
In the classroom, participants learn about the hazards they face and ways to prepare. CERT members are taught skills that can be used to help themselves, their loved ones and their neighbors until help arrives.
Local governments, or one of its representatives, sponsor CERT training in the community. Training consists of 20 hours of instruction on topics that include disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster psychology. Upon completion of the training, participants are encouraged to continue their involvement by participating in training activities and volunteering for projects that support Springfield Township's disaster preparedness efforts.
Participants must attend all of the classes.
Only 20 participants may register for this program. You are NOT guaranteed a place in class until the registration is approved by Lt. Randy Miller. You will receive notification if you have been accepted into the program.
For more information please call Lt. Randy Miller at 521-4213 ext. CERT.