About Community Emergency Response Teams, CERT
CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference. Through training, citizens can manage utilities and put out small fires; treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock; provide basic medical aid; search for and rescue victims safely and organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective. The following video demonstrates how CERT teams can make a difference - Not If...When
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. 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.
For more information about what CERT members do, view this video,CERT In Action.
Are you ready for a disaster?
- Make a plan
- Prepare an emergency kit
- Get CERT Training:
Contact LBCC CERT Team Program Manager for information and training opportunities:
Marcene Olson, LBCC Safety & Loss Prevention Director
LBCC Campus CERT Team is sponsored by the City of Albany Department of Emergency Management
Members in action