Last night I attended my first CERT training class. CERT is an acronym for Community Emergency Response Team and was formed in 1985 by the Los Angeles Fire Department. Since 1993, the program has been made available through FEMA. CERT’s primary mission is to train citizens to help other citizens during a disaster.
I highly encourage anyone interested in disaster response or preparedness to take this training. CERT training is free, and is designed for people of all ages. Visit CERT to find a CERT training program in your area.