The Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. C.E.R.T. offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks. C.E.R.T. Training is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.
Hoodland C.E.R.T. has members that are trained to support Hoodland Fire District #74 and other emergency-services providers by providing first aid, evacuations, traffic control, and search and rescue operations during large-scale events such as floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and wildfires.
C.E.R.T. is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the C.E.R.T. program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger. In the C.E.R.T. training, citizens learn to:
- Manage utilities and put out small fires.
- Treat the three medical killers by opening airways.
- Control bleeding and treat for shock.
- Provide basic medical aid.
- Search for and rescue victims safely.
- Collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.
If you would like information on how to get involved, fill out the form below and you will be contacted by one of the Program Leaders.