CERT is a training program that prepares you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a disaster. During an incident, emergency services personnel may not be able to reach everyone right away. By getting trained in CERT, you will have the skills to help emergency responders save lives and protect property.
CERT team members can support emergency responders and volunteer for projects that improve community emergency preparedness.
Some skills CERT team members will be trained in:
* Identify and anticipate hazards within the community
* Learn how to prepare for a disaster
* Reduce fire hazards in the home and workplace
* Extinguish small fires
* Assist emergency responders
* Conduct light search and rescue
* Develop safe techniques for debris removal and victim extracation
* Set up treatment areas
* Apply basic medical techniques
* Assist others with emotional distress
* Support effective and efficient allocation of resources
* Assume a leadership roll
* NOT ALL CERT JOBS REQUIRE PHYSICAL EXERTION
* THERE IS A JOB FOR EVERYONE!
* TRAINING IS FREE
The Basic 20 hour C.E.R.T. Course is offered twice a year. Once in January-March and again in October-December. The course is divided into eight topics (classes). If a topic is missed it can be made up during the next course cycle or training date without having to take the complete course.
The Greenburgh C.E.R.T. meets every month to conduct training, field trips and drills.
Training will be supervised by the Greenburgh Police Department and other Emergency Service Agencies.
Visit the National C.E.R.T. web site: CLICK HERE
For more information on Greenburgh C.E.R.T. contact:
Sgt. Tanya Olson -Coordinator (914) 989-1795, or
Richard Edelson -C.E.R.T. Captain (914) 428-8337
Download/View C.E.R.T. Membership Application
Download/View Our C.E.R.T. Brochure
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