WFLSD CERT Web
Woodinville Fire and Life Safety District Community Emergency Response Team Web
What is CERT?The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program is a program that was originally developed in Los Angeles as a means of preparing for the aftermath of earthquakes, and then was adopted and expanded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to include preparation for a variety of hazards. Immediately following a disaster, the number and scope of incidents can quickly overwhelm professional emergency services. CERT teams are trained to provide first aid and disaster mitigation until professional emergency responders are available. The CERT course teaches community members how to:
In some areas of the country, CERT volunteers even help out in situations of smaller scope (e.g., back-line support in large brush fires, traffic control for events, assisting in area evacuations, missing persons searches...).
Last updated on : January 13, 2007