Community Emergency Response Team

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CERT: Community Emergency Response Team
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.

Video: CERT Community Emergency Response Team

Excerpts from a CERT Training Video on why and how community members can prepare for emergencies.

Community Toolkits by Ready.gov
Ready.gov has made it a priority to support and expand the impact of volunteers who have stepped up to be a part of the solution. They support volunteers by supplying toolkits for grassroots efforts and providing training through Citizen Corps.  Find a great set of toolkit solutions for your community, preparing pets, and for first responders.