Community Emergency Response Teams

The National CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) conference will take place August 18-20 in Galveston Texas. Check out the National CERT Association website to learn more.

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, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.


Take Time Out to Promote Earthquake Preparedness


September is National Preparedness Month, so seize the opportunity to increase your community’s readiness for earthquakes and other disasters. Visit Ready.gov and the 2021 National Preparedness Month page to learn more, and don’t forget to check out the graphics and other information in the social media preparedness tool kits—they make it easy to build your own outreach campaign and pass preparedness tips to your network!