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Community Emergency Response Team

CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

CERT Classes

The next CERT class are scheduled for March 14 through 16, 2014.

Read more about the upcoming class.

    Participants must submit a completed application two weeks before the classes and pass a City-processed background check.

    For more information, contact Seth Muller, (505) 831-7914.

      About CERT


      graduationclass_001.jpg Albuquerque's First Graduating CERT Class, February 2006

      Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness.

       

       

       

      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.

      Readiness & Helping

      CERT is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference.

      Through training, citizens can:

      • Manage utilities and put out small fires
      • Treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock
      • Provide basic medical aid
      • Search for and rescue victims safely, and
      • Organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective
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