Just Do It!
Do it now.
Helpless or hopeless, or be proactive. Which would you like to be?
Register for a CERT course in your community
· FEMA IS-317: Introduction to CERT (Online)
"Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams," IS-317, is an independent study course that serves as an introduction to CERT for those wanting to complete training or as a refresher for current team members. It takes between six and eight hours to complete the course. Those who successfully finish it will receive a certificate of completion. It has six modules.
Take a hands-on course in your community.
· Locate a CERT Team in your community ()enter zip code)
LA County CERT training classes. Upcoming
The Community Emergency Response Team Program's concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985. The 1987 Whittier Narrows earthquake underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs. As a result, the LAFD created this program to train citizens and private and government employees………………………….
Atlanta CERT training classes. Upcoming
UPCOMING CLASS DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community
Black Emergency Managers Association
1231-B Good Hope Road. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020
“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked and dejected with a lost opportunity. This may well be mankind’s last change to choose between chaos or community.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ‘Where Are We Going From Here: Chaos or Community’.
Cooperation, Collaboration, Communication, Coordination, Community engagement, and Partnering (C5&P) A 501 (c) 3 organization.