The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the City and 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 or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
This training is sponsored by the Assisi Foundation which provided the CERT trailer and significant technical assistance for emergency training.
For more information on additional CERT training within Shelby County, please contact Eugene Jones, with the Shelby County Office of Preparedness, at 901-222-6719 or email Eugene Jones.
The most recent CERT class (for seniors) concluded on November 17th, 2012 and had 14 graduates from Bartlett, Eads, Memphis, and Lakeland.
Disaster preparedness is everyone responsibility to help safeguard your family, neighbors and friends in case there is a major man made or natural disaster in our region.
Take the first step towards becoming a responsible citizen by signing up for CERT training.