Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for 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. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
There will be two classes starting in March at the IH Clubhouse 4523 Canada Road. The dates and times are as follows:
March 7, 2013 through April 25, 2013 - 6:00p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eight - 2 hour sessions
March 16, 2013 and March 23, 2013- 8:00a.m.until 4:30 p.m. Two -8 hour sessions.
The most recent CERT class concluded on November 17th , 2012 and had 14 graduates that included citizens from Bartlett, Eads, Memphis and Lakeland. Disaster preparedness is everyone responsibility to help safeguard your family, neighbors and friends in case there is a major man made or natural disaster in our region. You can take the first step towards becoming a responsible citizen by signing up for CERT training.