NEW UPCOMING CLASS WILL BE MARCH 20-APRIL 24, 2018
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.
The course runs one-day a week (currently on Tuesday) for six weeks. Must be 18 years or older. Should be able to pass a background check to obtain a training completion certificate.
What is ACERT?
Atlanta Community Emergency Response Team! ACERT is a training program that will prepare you to help yourself, your family and your neighbors in the event of a disaster. As an ACERT member, you can respond to emergencies in your community, participate in drills and exercises and take additional training.
ACERT will train you to
- Work in a team setting
- Identify and anticipate hazards
- Reduce fire hazards in the home and workplace
- Extinguish small fires
- Use CPR
- Apply basic medical techniques