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NC COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT) PROGRAM

CERT educates individuals 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 training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are nor immediately available to help. CERT volunteers are also encourages to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects.

CERT Basic Training Includes:

Disaster Preparedness

Emergency personnel are trained to handle all kinds of disasters, but they may not be immediately available in a catastrophic disaster. In such situations, members of the community may be on their own for several days or longer. They may have to rely on their own resources for food, water, medical care, etc.

 

Fire Safety & Utility Controls

CERTs play an important role in fire safety by extinguishing small fires before they become major fires. In this unit, we learn how to use an extinguisher and how to recognize when a fire is too big for us to attempt suppression. Also covered is how to shut off utilities when necessary.

Disaster Medical Operations - Part I

Simple Triage and Rapid Treatment (START) is a critical concept for initially dealing with casualties in a disaster. History has proven that 40% of disaster victims can be saved with simple and rapid care.

Disaster Medical Operations - Part II

When disaster victims are sheltered together for treatment, public health becomes a concern. Measures must be taken to avoid the spread of disease. This is covered, along with some basic treatments.

Light Search & Rescue Operations

This unit focuses on the three components of an effective search-and-rescue operation - sizeup, search, and rescue - and the methods and techniques that rescuers can use to locate and safely remove survivors.

CERT Organization

The Incident Command System (ICS) is used by emergency response agencies to manage emergency operations. When CERTs activate, they become part of that system. ICS is also used for day-to-day operations.

Disaster Psychology

CERT members might see and hear things during a disaster that are unpleasant, uncomfortable, and upsetting. They must prepare themselves for their response role by learning about the possible impacts of disasters on themselves and others, emotionally as well as physically.

Terrorism and CERT

As CERT members, we will not respond directly to a terrorist incident, but it is important that we have an awareness of possible threats. In this unit, we discuss what terrorism is, targets, weapons, indicators, preparations, and incident protocols for CERT.

Course Review & Disaster Simulation

This unit brings it all together as we review everything we have learned and put it to the test in a full-scale exercise.

More information available on the website for the NC CERT Program.

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) by County

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County CERT
Alamance Clover Garden CERT
Alexander Alexander County CERT
Alleghany Interested in starting a CERT in Alleghany County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Anson Interested in starting a CERT in Anson County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Ashe Interested in starting a CERT in Ashe County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Avery Interested in starting a CERT in Avery County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Beaufort Chocowinity EMS CERT
Bertie Bertie County CERT
Bladen Interested in starting a CERT in Bladen County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Brunswick Interested in starting a CERT in Brunswick County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Buncombe Interested in starting a CERT in Buncombe County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Burke Interested in starting a CERT in Burke County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Cabarrus Concord High School CERT
Caldwell Caldwell County CERT
Camden Pasquotank-Camden Emergency Management
Carteret Newport CERT
Caswell Interested in starting a CERT in Caswell County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Catawba Interested in starting a CERT in Catawba County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Chatham Chatham County CERT
Cherokee Interested in starting a CERT in Cherokee County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Chowan Shalom International Church CERT
Clay Interested in starting a CERT in Clay County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Cleveland Interested in starting a CERT in Cleveland County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Columbus Columbus County Volunteer Center CERT
Craven Fairfield Harbour CERT
Havelock CERT
New Bern CERT
River Bend CERT
Trent Woods CERT
Cumberland Cumberland County CERT
Fayetteville State University CERT
Hope Mills CERT
Currituck Currituck County CERT
Dare Hatteras Island CERT
Davidson Interested in starting a CERT in Davidson County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Davie Interested in starting a CERT in Davie County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Duplin Interested in starting a CERT in Duplin County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Durham Durham County CERT
North Carolina Central University CERT
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County CERT
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Interested in starting a CERT in EBCI? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Edgecombe Interested in starting a CERT in Edgecombe County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Forsyth Forsyth County CERT
Franklin Lake Royale CERT
Gaston Interested in starting a CERT in Gaston County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Gates Gates County CERT
Graham Interested in starting a CERT in Graham County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Granville Interested in starting a CERT in Granville County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Greene Interested in starting a CERT in Greene County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Guilford Guilford County CERT
Halifax Scotland Neck Police Department CERT
Harnett Interested in starting a CERT in Harnett County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Haywood Interested in starting a CERT in Haywood County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Henderson Interested in starting a CERT in Henderson County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Hertford Interested in starting a CERT in Hertford County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Hoke Harvest CERT
Hyde Interested in starting a CERT in Hyde County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Iredell Interested in starting a CERT in Iredell County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Jackson Interested in starting a CERT in Jackson County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Johnston Clayton CERT
Jones Jones County CERT
Lee Carolina Trace CERT
Lee County CERT
Lenoir Interested in starting a CERT in Lenoir County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Lincoln Interested in starting a CERT in Lincoln County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Macon Interested in starting a CERT in Macon County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Madison Interested in starting a CERT in Madison County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Martin Martin County CERT
McDowell Home Guard CERT
Marion Police Department CERT
Mecklenburg 10,000 Fearless CERT
Mitchell Interested in starting a CERT in Mitchell County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Montgomery Interested in starting a CERT in Montgomery County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Moore Interested in starting a CERT in Moore County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Nash Interested in starting a CERT in Nash County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
New Hanover Landfall CERT
New Hanover County CERT
Porter's Neck CERT
Northampton Interested in starting a CERT in Northampton County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Onslow Interested in starting a CERT in Onslow County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Orange Orange County CERT
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County CERT
Pamlico Interested in starting a CERT in Pamlico County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Pasquotank Interested in starting a CERT in Pasquotank County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Pender Hampstead CERT
Perquimans Albemarle CERT
Deep Creek Shores CERT
Person Interested in starting a CERT in Person County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Pitt Interested in starting a CERT in Pitt County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Polk Interested in starting a CERT in Polk County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Randolph Randolph County CERT
Richmond Interested in starting a CERT in Richmond County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Robeson Robeson County CERT
Rockingham Southern Rockingham County CERT
Rowan Rowan County CERT
Rutherford Interested in starting a CERT in Rutherford County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Sampson Interested in starting a CERT in Sampson County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Scotland Interested in starting a CERT in Scotland County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Stanly Interested in starting a CERT in Stanly County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Stokes Interested in starting a CERT in Stokes County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Surry Interested in starting a CERT in Surry County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Swain Interested in starting a CERT in Swain County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Transylvania Interested in starting a CERT in Transylvania County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Tyrrell Interested in starting a CERT in Tyrrell County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Union Interested in starting a CERT in Union County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Vance Interested in starting a CERT in Vance County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Wake Apex CERT
Athens Drive Magnet High School CERT
Carolina Preserve CERT
Cary Academy CERT
Cary CERT
Central Raleigh CERT
Midtown CERT
Morrisville CERT
Warren Interested in starting a CERT in Warren County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Washington Washington County CERT
Watauga Interested in starting a CERT in Watauga County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Wayne Interested in starting a CERT in Wayne County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Wilkes Interested in starting a CERT in Wilkes County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Wilson Interested in starting a CERT in Wilson County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Yadkin Interested in starting a CERT in Yadkin County? Contact the State CERT Office today!
Yancey Interested in starting a CERT in Yancey County? Contact the State CERT Office today!