Community Emergency Response Team
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
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Participants learn how to:
- Identify and anticipate hazards
- Reduce fire hazards in the home and workplace
- Extinguish small fires
- Assist emergency responders
- Conduct light search and rescue
- Set up medical treatment areas
- Apply basic medical techniques
Who should take CERT training?
- People interested in taking an active role in hometown preparedness
- Neighborhood Watch groups
- Community leaders
- Communities of faith
- Members of clubs and civic organizations
CERT Basic Training is a six-day, 30-hour program, consisting of classroom instruction and field exercises. Sponsored by the Maui Civil Defense Agency, CERT is taught by Maui Fire Department instructors and is provided free of charge under a Homeland Security grant.
For further information and to register for a CERT course, contact Maui Civil Defense at 270-7285 or email email@example.com.