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The Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) program  teaches people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. CERT educates local volunteers about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic  skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.

When emergencies happen, CERT members can provide immediate assistance to victims. Using their training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event.

The CERT course is taught in the community by a trained team of first responders who have completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer course conducted by their state training office for emergency management, or FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI), located in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Over the next two years, the federal CERT program aims to double the number of national participants, with over 400,000 individuals completing the 20 plus hours of training.

The program is administered locally by the Custer County Office of Emergency Management and nationally by the Department of Homeland Security.

 

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To Learn more about the CERT program in Custer County contact:

Cindy Howard, Director C.C.O.E.M    (719) 269-7952

 

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