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Welcome to Chatham's Citizen Corps




ARE YOU PREPARED?

Chatham County is susceptible to numerous disasters, from severe weather events to hazardous materials accidents, residents have a lot to be prepared for. One way you can invest a little of your time now, to help yourself, your family and neighborhood in a disaster is to get involved with the Community Emergency Response Team program, better known as CERT.

Local government prepares for everyday emergencies. However, during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents can overwhelm conventional emergency services. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training program for citizens of Chatham County. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.
CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the CERT program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger. In the CERT training, citizens learn to:

      Control utilities in their home in an emergency
      Extinguish small fires and prevent fires in the home
      Basic first aid techniques appropriate in an emergency
      Conduct basic search and rescue in a disaster situation
      Organize spontaneous volunteers in a crisis

CERT courses consist of 16 hours of classroom instruction and hands on training, followed by an end of course final exercise in a mock disaster environment.

Chatham Emergency Management Agency will host several classes in 2008. For the convenience of all Chatham County residents classes will be conducted at various locations.

Any resident of Chatham County that is interested in learning more about the CERT Program or would like to register for upcoming classes should contact CEMA at 912-201-4500

CERT - April 2007 pictures

 
 

Become part of this team. Join the Citizen Corps - Community Emergency Response Team

912-201-4500

 
     
 

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MRC - Katrina Assistance

CERT - Sept 2006 pictures