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.
The CERT program welcomes all citizens regardless of age and abilities. All training is instructed by emergency management personnel with the assistance of local public safety officials in accordance with guidelines established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
CERT Class # 13-02 - Sponsored by: Franklin County Emergency Management Agency, Williamson County Emergency Management Agency and Franklin Hospital
11-06-2013 - Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety and Utilities
11-13-2013 - Fire Safety Practical
11-20-2013 - Disaster Medical Ops, Light Search and Rescue
12-04-2013 - Search and Rescue Practical, Disaster Psychology, and CERT Organization
12-11-2013 - Terrorism and Graduation (Students must complete program within policy limits to achieve graduation).
All classes will be held from 6:00 PM-9:00 PM at the Franklin Hospital - 201 Bailey Lane in Benton, Illinois 62812
*All attendees must sign a waiver of liability and adhere to current program policy to achieve graduation.