CERT in our Neighborhood?
The Hawaii County Resource Center offers free CERT Training (Community Emergency Response Team) to neighborhoods who want to form a team who will participate in a training program that 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 following an event when professional responders (such as the Fire and Police Dept’s) are not immediately available to help. A trained CERT team will provide services that will:
- Increase their neighborhood’s disaster readiness
- Assess damage after a disaster
- Extinguish small fires and teach fire safety
- Perform basic rescue operations and provide 1st aid
If you are interested or know of someone who is, please fill out this form and I will update you with the details as they come up.