COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT)
CERT is a training program that prepares people to help themselves, their families and their neighbors in the event of a disaster in their community. Through CERT, citizens can learn about disaster preparedness and receive training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. With this training, volunteers can provide critical support by giving immediate assistance to victims before emergency first responders arrive on scene.
For additional information on CERT or to find a program in your area, please contact the State Citizen Corps Program Manager at
If you are interested in registering to volunteer your assistance during a disaster, go to
https://www.serv.pa.gov/ for additional information or to start the registration process.