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CERT Community Emergency Response Team

Do you know...

  • There is a very good chance that your neighborhood may be on its own during the early stages following a catastrophic disaster until professionals can respond.
  • After a catastrophic disaster, citizens will volunteer to help. Without proper training these people can expose themselves to potential injury and even death.
  • Experience has shown that basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills improves the ability of citizens to survive until responders or other assistance arrives.

CERT’s ROLE in the Community

Individuals completing CERT training have contributed local government agencies by supporting:

  • Shelter Workers
  • EOC Operations: Call Center Operators & Support
  • Search & Rescue Assistants
  • Ham Radio Operations
  • Public Disaster Preparedness & Education
  • Fire Fighter Rehab
  • Damage Assessment
  • Special Needs Evacuation
  • POD Distribution and Dispersion
  • Crowd Control
  • Mass Casualty
  • Fire Prevention Education to the Public
  • Community Events
  • Disaster Response

CERT In Action

Once trained, a CERT member will be able to provide the following services to their neighborhood:

  • Increase their neighborhood’s disaster readiness
  • Access damage after a disaster
  • Extinguish small fires and teach fire safety
  • Perform and provide supports to light search and rescue operations.
  • Organize procurement of supplies.
  • Identify and aid neighbors/coworkers who might need assistance
  • Distribute preparedness materials; do demos
  • Staff first-aid booths at special events

Interested in becoming a CERT member?

Contact the Sevier County Emergency Management Agency at (865) 453-4919 or email: cert@seviercountytn.org.


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