What part do the CERT team members play?

Properly trained, they would:

  • Administer first aid and/or triage techniques
  • Allow better allocation of emergency resources by being more capable of "sizing-up" a situation and properly advising emergency responders
  • Assist others with the emotional distress associated with major emergencies and disaster conditions
  • Assume a leadership role with those who are not trained to deal with the event
  • Be better prepared to deal with events that might otherwise seem overwhelming
  • Identify, organize, and utilize available resources
  • Perform needs assessment, document and communicate to local authorities
  • Recognize the potential hazards associated with a particular type of event and take appropriate action
  • Take steps to get to safety and / or help others to do so in a more organized fashion

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1. What is CERT?
2. What does the CERT do?
3. Why have a CERT in our community?
4. How does CERT benefit the community?
5. What part do the CERT team members play?
6. Where do we find team members?
7. How will members of the team be trained?
8. Is it practical to train people just for disasters?
9. Do they really work as a team?
10. How are teams formed?
11. How do I sign-up for training or get more information?