August 2017 CERT eBrief

CERT - Community Emergency Response Team

View Email in Browser

CERT E-Brief

Volume 3 / Issue 3

Sound the Alarm and Save a Life with the American Red Cross

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) throughout the Nation to join the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign. This initiative works with local fire departments to install 100,000 smoke alarms this summer and fall for local Sound the Alarm community events.


CERT in Action

Teen CERT Training in Texas

Cape Coral CERT Incorporates a Diverse Training Program to Stay Prepared

Since its formation in 1997, 485 volunteers have completed training from Florida’s Cape Coral Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. These training opportunities not only cover basic CERT class topics, but they also offer more diverse topics to fit the community’s needs.

CERTs in Southwest Missouri Join Forces to Expand Their Pool of Personnel and Resources

Recruiting volunteers and obtaining needed equipment and resources pose a challenge for some Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs). Identifying solutions to address these challenges remains critical for maintaining an active and effective team.

Prepareathon with DC CERT

The Washington, D.C. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) sought to refresh its training and recruit new volunteers with a unique Prepareathon event.

Submit a Story for the CERT eBrief

Disclaimer: The reader recognizes that the federal government provides links and informational data on various disaster preparedness resources and events and does not endorse any non-federal events, entities, organizations, services or products. Please let us know about other events and services for individual and community preparedness that could be included in future newsletters by contacting