June 2017 CERT E-Brief

CERT - Community Emergency Response Team

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CERT E-Brief

Volume 3 / Issue 1

CERT Shares Best Practices in Chile

An invitation to meet with local Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) led to five Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees traveling to Chile on April 20, 2017. During the two-week visit, FEMA presented information, participated in roundtable discussion, and went out into communities to learn about the hazards specific to the region.

Five Steps to Help Until Help Arrives

If someone is injured, the first few minutes are critical in helping the chances of surviving serious or life-threatening injuries. Would you know how to help them until professional help arrives? A new, easy five-step program will help you learn how.


CERT in Action

CERT Light Search and Rescue Training in Chile

Hoboken, New Jersey CERT Shines in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

During the height of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, communities along the Hudson Waterfront sustained flooding by the storm surge through New York Bay and into the Hudson River. Massive power outages in the New Jersey cities of Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, North Bergen, and Edgewater forced many residents to evacuate. 

Kansas City CERT Teams Retain Active and Engaged Volunteers

Maintaining a well-trained, engaged, and active cadre of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers is critical for planning and responding to emergencies. Kansas City CERT teams are using a creative and entertaining approach to meet their goal of keeping existing volunteers active and engaged, even during non-emergency times.

Los Angeles Teens Use FEMA Program to Help Their Community Preparedness

The Watts/South Los Angeles Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Collaborative is comprised of local Watts-area youth in South Los Angeles, California, who work to improve their neighborhood to be more prepared for potential emergencies or disasters.


2017 Training Dates

Course Name: E0427 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Manager

June 29-30, 2017

July 27-28, 2017

Course Description: This course prepares participants to establish and sustain an active local CERT program.

Course Name: E0428 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer

June 26-28, 2017

July 24-26, 2017

Course Description: This course prepares participants to deliver FEMA’s CERT Basic Training course. 

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