The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our area. This program trains participants 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 are encouraged to support the CJCEMA and take an active role in emergency preparedness projects in our community.
If you are interested in participating in the CERT program or would like more information, contact Sgt. Allen Kintz or Ed “Doc” Golden at (816) 228-0178.