Hello! Are you available to help the community? No matter your skill or age we can use your help! The 2018 Summer CERT Academy is being finalized now with dates and more information coming soon. If you are interested please send an email to the address below.
Registration is FREE - Email NCEM@nassauso.com or call 548-0900 during normal business hours to learn about our next class.
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. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization. Professional responders can rely on trained CERT members for help during and after disasters, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
CERT students learn how to organize their teams, assess disaster situations, suppress small fires, assist with search/rescue operations and crowd control, triage and conduct pre-hospital medical treatment of mass casualty victims. Our CERT volunteers enhance local capacity to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, improving our community resiliency!