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San Luis Obispo County, California

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CERT

 CERT
Community Emergency Response Team

 

The CERT program educates people on 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 First Aide.

During the first few hours or days after a disaster strikes, emergency services may be ovCERTerwhelmed leaving families, neighborhoods and businesses on their own for hours or days.

 

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 are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.