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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
In the event of a disaster, public safety agencies will initially be overwhelmed by the demands placed upon personnel and resources. Infrastructure damage, fires, and medical emergencies represent only some of the situations needing a response.
People who are prepared in advance can work as a team providing essential services to their neighborhood and workplace during and after a disaster. By becoming a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) member residents can play a vital role in disaster response efforts.
Santa Clara County Fire Department encourages you to participate in the upcoming CERT academy.
The CERT program educates participants about emergency preparedness and provides basic disaster response training to assist others when first responders might not be immediately available to help. Some of the trainings include learning first aid, using a fire extinguisher, and organizing resources.
Taking CERT training is easy, fun and a great way for your business or neighborhood to strengthen working and personal relationships that will be vital in responding to an emergency. More Details ›
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