Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is organized under the direction and leadership of the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office/Emergency Management Division. 

CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency professionals to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills, and then integrate them into the emergency response capability for their area. Should a disaster overwhelm or delay the community’s professional response, CERT may provide vital services until emergency responders arrive. 

CERT training enhances the ability to recognize, prepare for, respond to, and recover from a major emergency or disaster situation. Members are trained to take care of themselves, their families and their neighbors before, during and after a major emergency. 

This free training is for anyone interested in learning more about preparing for, surviving and recovering from an emergency. This training is great for civic groups as well as individuals. Although the title implies “team” no one is required to join a team.

Contact Sweetwater County Emergency Management for more information.

Sweetwater County CERT is now on Facebook.