Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
CERT members are a vital group of citizen volunteers who train to assist the community during emergencies and large-scale events. They train in basic disaster preparedness and response skills that prepare them to help themselves, their families, and their neighbors in the event of a disaster in our community. Training includes basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, first aid, and disaster medical operations. With this training, volunteers can assist victims immediately until emergency first responders arrive.
TRAINING AND MEMBERSHIP:
After successfully completing the nine-week Basic CERT classroom course, residents will become members of the team, allowing them to take advantage of additional training opportunities, including CPR/AED, Stop the Bleed, Damage Assessment, and REVIVE, the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education Program.
REGISTER FOR AN UPCOMING BASIC CLASS:
E-mail your name, address, and phone number to email@example.com or contact the Emergency Management office at (804) 722-8614. The next class is scheduled for September 14 - November 9, 2023.
HISTORY OF THE PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY CERT:
The Prince George County CERT was established in 2017 and operates under the sponsorship and oversight of the Prince George County Fire and EMS, Emergency Management Department. CERT plays a role in achieving the County Fire and EMS Strategic Plan - Strategic Initiative 1.4. - Improve Agency Resiliency During Crisis-Level Events. The CERT program is a component of the nationwide disaster preparedness program sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).