What is CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

The CERT course is taught at various locations in Madison County by a trained team of first responders who have completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer course conducted by instructors selected by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency. CERT training includes disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, and light search & rescue operations.

Target groups for CERT training include: Community Watch organizations, emergency communications & transportation groups, local businesses, church groups, and any other community based group that can respond as a localized team in their area during times of disaster.

Click here for a description of the training topics covered in the CERT training.

Last updated on March 22nd, 2023
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