Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program

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. Randolph County Emergency Services offers CERT training to groups of 10-15 students. The training is free, but students are required to purchase or provide the training book, safety helmet, safety goggles, and eye protection.

Find more information on the national CERT program.

For information about a local class offering, email Jared Byrd.