Better yet, see us in person! Come to one of our Monthly meetings.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 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. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.
Last class before hurricane season
June 15th - June 17th
The basic training class will teach you basic first aid, light search & rescue, basic fire suppression and how to be prepared for a disaster. If after taking the class you decide you want to do more, come join our Hope Mills CERT team. We train once a month at the Hope Mills Fire Dept. If a disaster occurs we can be deployed by Emergency Management to help with things like opening a shelter or PODS just to name a few. When there are no disasters we help in our community. We can direct traffic at an event man a first aid tent or just hand out water at a marathon. We can work with the Red Cross and the Fire Dept's to install smoke detectors. There are many ways we can help.
Cumberland County currently only has 2 CERT teams. We are trying to build more in different areas of the County. If you are interested, sign up for a class now. If you want more information feel free to call 321-615-5191 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. You could also come to a meeting and see what we are about.