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:
Apply basic medical techniques
Assist emergency responders
Assist others with emotional distress
Assume a leadership roll
Conduct light search and rescue
Develop safe techniques for debris removal and victim extraction
Extinguish small fires
Identify and anticipate hazards within the community
Learn how to prepare for a disaster
Reduce fire hazards in the home and workplace
Set up treatment areas
Support effective and efficient allocation of resources
Not all CERT jobs require physical exertion, there is job for everyone! Training is free!
The Basic 20 hour CERT Course is offered twice a year. Once in January through March and again in October through 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 CERT meets every month to conduct training, field trips and drills. Training will be supervised by the Greenburgh Police Department and other Emergency Service Agencies.