Osceola County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates citizens about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as:
Fire safety and suppression
Light search and rescue
Team organization and leadership
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. CERT members are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking more active roles in emergency preparedness in their community.