Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - Basic Course
After September 11, 2001, America witnessed a wellspring of selflessness and heroism. People in every corner of the country asked, "What can I do?" and "How can I help?" Citizen Corps was created to help all Americans answer these questions through public education and outreach, training, and volunteer service. The scope of the program varies from community to community.
The Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department’s response was to establish a local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program as part of the City’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and local homeland security response.
The Chandler CERT program's purpose is to increase the knowledge and preparedness of Chandler's residents by teaching them individual preparedness and coping skills to take care of themselves and their families following a natural or man-made disaster for up to 72 hours, or until help arrives to assist them.
We accomplish our mission by offering a free 3-day, 21-hour Basic CERT course to people who want to learn how to take care of themselves during a disaster. In the Basic CERT course, students learn disaster preparedness skills through hands-on and classroom training. Classes include fire safety, light search and rescue, disaster medical operations, and more.
Sign up today to get trained by contacting Chandler CERT at: 480-782-2116. The next 21-hour Basic CERT course is scheduled for February 4, 11, and 18, 2017.