From staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The City of Trussville is sponsoring the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course from January 12, 2016 through March 8 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Trussville Civic Center.
The course is nine weeks long with three hours each session. CERT trains and organizes teams of volunteers that provide assistance to their communities before, during, and after disasters. CERT volunteers help others following disasters when professional responders are not immediately available to help, and supplement and support the efforts of professional responders upon their arrival.
Volunteers also support emergency response agencies by organizing and participating in local preparedness projects and initiatives. The CERT program educates participants about how to prepare for hazards that may impact their communities and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
For further information, contact John Griscom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This FEMA website will also provide information on CERT: