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.
- For more information on CERT Programs go to http://www.ready.gov/citizen-corps
- for more specific information on the local programs, click on Benzie County CERT or Manistee County CERT
- You can also see what these programs have been involved in by following Benzie & Manistee County CERT on Facebook.
- To apply to become a member of the Benzie County CERT Program click on CERT Application
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