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What are CERT teams trained in?

CERT teams are trained in basic emergency response procedures such as:

  • Conducting an initial size-up of the situation in their immediate area
  • Reducing immediate dangers by turning off utilities, suppressing small fires, and evacuating hazardous areas
  • Performing immediate medical triage and basic treatment of injuries
  • Assessing structural integrity and performing light search and rescue
  • Collecting and recording vital information to be relayed to professional responders on damage, victims, and actions taken or resources needed
  • Providing leadership to untrained volunteers
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