CERT - Community Emergency Response Team

CERT training classThe Community Emergency Response Team program helps train people to be more ready to react to an emergency in their area.

CERT training includes emergency readiness, stopping a fire, basic medical help, and light search and rescue ways.

Using the training, these people can help others in their area or workplace while people are waiting for fire fighters, police or medical staff to get there. During emergencies, CERT members can help fire fighters, police or medical staff. They can also give help to people who may need it and organize other helpers at an emergency site. They also can help with non-emergency projects that help better area safety. CERT programs welcome individuals of all abilities.

See below for a current list of NC CERT Programs. Last updated 1/30/2021.

Upcoming events:
February 11: Team Building for CERTs: 5 – 6:30 p.m. the Region II National Preparedness Division will hold a webinar on team building for Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). To maintain a productive and cohesive team, it’s essential to identify strengths, challenges and contributions of each team member. They will look at characteristics of high functioning teams, and discuss team-building exercises for the CERT environment. CERT program managers and volunteers are invited to attend. Register here.
March 1, 8, 15, 22: CERT Train-the-Trainer Class, online delivery. CLASS IS FULL
March 26: NC CERT Forum for Program Managers, online delivery. Email for link.
May 27: NC CERT Forum for All CERT Volunteers, online delivery. Link.

Past Events:
January 28, 2021: NC CERT Forum for All Volunteers, recording of meeting.

Contact:
Samantha Royster
NC CERT Program Manager, NCEM, 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-825-2288
Email: Samantha.Royster@ncdps.gov

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