Kern River Valley Community Emergency Response Team

CERT is a group of community or workplace volunteers who are trained through FEMA guidelines to help protect life and property in the wake of a disaster. As we all know, all the First Responders, Fire Dept, Law Enforcement, Ambulance companies, will be overwhelmed within the first 5 minutes of a major disaster. It is up to each individual and family to be prepared and be able to take care of themselves for at least 3 days. The CERT Program will teach the participates how to do this. The scope of this course includes: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety and Hazardous Materials, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, CERT and the Incident Command System, Disaster Psychology, and Terrorism

KRVCERT IS SPONORED AND ACTIVATED BY KERN COUNTY FIRE DEPT

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