"Doing the greatest good, for the greatest number of people"
Local governments prepare everyday for emergencies. However during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents can overwhelm conventional emergency services. Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) is a FREE risk and hazard awareness training available to you through Whitfield County Emergency Services. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family and your immediate community in the event of a major situation in your neighborhood.
C.E.R.T. is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can and do make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the C.E.R.T. program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger, therefore minimizing ones risk of bodily injury and simply becoming another victim.
You will receive training in the areas of:
* Disaster Preparedness
* Fire Safety
* Medical Operations and Basic First Aid
* Search & Rescue
* and much more...
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them 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 also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
For additional information about this free program please contact Claude Craig, Jeff Ownby, Carla Kelley, or Amy Cooley at 706-370-4911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.