The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact our area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks.
In Jefferson County the CERT Program is being developed and guided by an advisory committee comprised of Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management, NPREP, East Jefferson Fire & Rescue, Port Ludlow Fire and Brinnon Fire Districts.
For more information on Jefferson County’s Community Emergency Response Team program and its relationship to NPREP, check out the following PowerPoint presentation, created by our CERT Program Managers: What is CERT?
Contact the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program Management Team at: JCDEM@co.jefferson.wa.us