When disaster strikes or health emergencies arise, public safety and health organizations often rely on Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteers to augment their own resources.
The federally sponsored CERT Program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness and response. Drawing on their classroom training and field exercises, CERT volunteers can be an important component of a community’s emergency response capabilities.
If you would like to participate in the CERT Program, the Yarmouth-Dennis Regional CERT Council invites you to apply for a new training class offered free of charge running from January 7 – January 28, 2019.The class will meet Monday and Wednesday nights in the meeting room at Yarmouth Police Station, 340 Higgins Crowell Rd, West Yarmouth. Topics covered include disaster preparedness, fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search-and-rescue operations, disaster psychology, and terrorism. The training will conclude with a dynamic, realistic field exercise.
Applicants must be 16 years of age or older (those between the ages of 16 and 18 must have signed parental permission) to participate in CERT. All applicants are subject to a criminal background check.
CERT applications are available at the headquarters of the Yarmouth and Dennis Police Departments or download the application packet by visiting the CERT page at www.yarmouthfire.com/
Completed applications and signed CORI forms must be mailed or delivered by December 31, 2018, to Yarmouth Fire Department headquarters at 96 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664.
To request application materials or for more information, please e-mail the team coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org .