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Community Emergency Response Teams

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans have acted with courage, compassion, and unity. To capture this sprit and to foster an American culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility, President George W. Bush has called upon all Americans to dedicate at least two year of their lives - the equivalent of 4,000 hours - in service to others. He launched the USA Freedom Corps initiative to inspire and enable all Americans to find way to serve their community, their country, or the world. One such program that citizens can volunteer is the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program provides training in emergency preparedness and in basic response techniques to local trainers who in turn train citizens, enabling them to take a more active role in personal and public safety. The goal is to triple the number of citizens who are CERT trained, increasing the number nationwide to 600,000 by 2004.

If you would like to get more information on CERT or to schedule a class contact Michael Harter, Jefferson County EMA at 254-2039 or by email at You can also download a registration form below.

Registration Form:
CERT Registration
CERT Registration

More Information:
CERT Summary
CERT Summary

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