What if I want to do more than just the basic training?

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members can increase their knowledge and capability by attending classes provided by other community agencies on:

  • Advanced first aid
  • Animal care
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) use
  • Community relations
  • CPR skills
  • Debris removal
  • Donation management
  • Shelter management
  • Special needs concerns
  • Utility control

The sponsoring agency should maintain records of this training and call upon CERT members when these additional skills are needed in the community. CERT members also can use their skills to help the program flourish by:

  • Volunteering to schedule events
  • Producing a newsletter
  • Performing administrative work
  • Taking leadership positions

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1. What is CERT?
2. How does CERT benefit the community?
3. How do I take CERT training?
4. Is there a CERT near me?
5. How do we start a CERT program?
6. How is CERT funded?
7. Who can take the training?
8. Can someone under age 18 participate?
9. What if I have concerns about my age or physical ability?
10. Why take the CERT training?
11. How do CERT members maintain their skills?
12. What if I want to do more than just the basic training?
13. What about liability?