Who should Join CERT

1. People who want to be more prepared for emergencies. 
2. People who want to help their community both in disaster and non-disaster situations. 
3. Everyone and anyone fifteen years and older (under eighteen will need to have guardians sign a release form). 

What will you learn?

1. The types of hazards most likely to affect your home and community and how to identify them
2. The functions of CERT and your role in the immediate response
3. How to work as a team
4. Fire safety and how to put out small fires
5. Basic medical operations
6. How to perform head-to-toe assessments
7. How to select and set up a treatment area
8. How to use safe techniques for debris removal and victim extraction
9. The most common techniques for searching a structure 
10. Much, much more!

CERT Basic Academy 

Our next basic academy for CERT will be held May 3rd - 5th. Hours for the class will be Friday: 18:00 - 21:00; Saturday: 8:00 - 17:00; Sunday: 8:00 - 17:00. 

You must attend all three classes to be certified to serve on the team. If you do not want to serve on a team and want to take the class for your own personal preparedness you may do so. If you do wish to serve on a team you will be issued a backpack with some equipment. To serve on a team you are required to have a background check done. 

The best part - the class is completely FREE! 

To sign up for the class follow the link and fill out the form. Spaces are limited so make sure to sign up fast! Click Here to Sign Up!

*If the sign up is full please send an email to em.intern2@gfcounty.org to be added to the wait list*