The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for 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. 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 also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
In the event of a disaster, trained citizens can react as teams and provide basic care that will help limit further injury to disaster victims and will lessen the possibility of further damage to property.
Dear CERT Community,
The Community Emergency Response Team Program at FEMA is pleased to announce a Spanish-language version of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training Course materials is now available for use. Designed to extend CERT’s reach into our nation’s Spanish-speaking population, these CERT publications will allow easier and more effective delivery of the basic training course.
Providing the same content as the English version, the Spanish-language Basic Training Course materials cover nine units highlighting topics such as Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Terrorism and CERT, Disaster Medical Operations, and Light Search and Rescue Operations.
Available Spanish-language materials include the Instructor Guide, Participant Manual, and PowerPoint Slide Deck . For more information, please visit the national CERT website.
National CERT Program
FEMA Individual & Community Preparedness Division
Areas of concentration covered in the comprehensive 8 week CERT course:
- Awareness of medical, environmental, and fire related emergencies
- Basic fire suppression techniques and hazardous material awareness
- Medical treatment of the sick and injured
- Basic search and rescue operations
- Signs of potential building collapse
- Planning and forming a neighborhood response team
- Post storm operations: Assisting police and fire departments
- Establishing the neighborhood command post
- Disaster Psychology
- Documentation of important data
CERT is available on the city's Volunteer Program Projects
|CERT Course Schedule|
Next CERT Course Schedule
|*All courses will take place at the Miramar Fire Rescue Station 84 located at 14801 S.W. 27 Street, Miramar, FL 33027 (Training room 1st floor – drive through the gates and park in the rear of the station) Classes will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 10 p.m.|
If interested in joining or for any questions, please contact us at (954)602-4883
Claudia Forrest: (954) 602-4842