WHAT IS C.E.R.T.?
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities.
When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.
The CERT course is taught in the community by a trained team of first responders who have completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer course conducted by their state training office for emergency management, or FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI). CERT training includes disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations and light search and rescue operations.
- All interested applicants must complete the Mansfield Police Department CERT Background packet.
- All members must be 18 years of age and pass an extensive vetting and background process.
The Cert Team receives additional training in first aid, disaster response, search and rescue techniques and much more.
For More Information, Contact our Community Resource Division at 817-276-4725.