C.E.R.T. is the Community Emergency Response Team. CERT members are identified by their green vests and helmets. CERT members are valuable resources after a disaster and have assisted in search & rescue activities, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) assistance, POD operations, and provision of emergency medical care prior to our arrival. CERT members are primarily coordinated through the Emergency Operations Center, but are trained to begin disaster response activities in their own neighborhoods first. The goal of CERT in Margate is for neighbors to be trained to help neighbors until professional help can arrive.
For more information about the C.E.R.T. program, call (954) 971-7010 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CERT participants are taught by our fire department personnel in the following curriculum:
1. Introduction to Disasters
2. Fire Safety
3. Disaster Medical Care, Part I
4. Disaster Medical Care, Part II
5. Search & Rescue
6. Response to Terrorism
7. Disaster Psychology & Team Organization
8. Course Review, Final Drill, Graduation.