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Cert - Community Emergency Response Team

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 (download the CERT brochure).

Coral Springs CERT is a group of volunteers who are trained by the Coral Springs Fire Department in CPR, First Aid, and Triage. In the event a natural disaster or emergency situation should occur and the fire and police departments are delayed for hours or days, CERT members can provide care and first aid for those in need. Coral Springs CERT members are also active with the fire and police departments to help when they need extra manpower to search for missing persons, specifically children.

The CERT course is taught in the community by a trained team of first responders who have completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer course outlined by FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI).

The Coral Springs CERT team training program prepares members of the Community to help their family and neighbors in the event of a disaster.

A 25-hour course followed by monthly meetings, cover topics such as CPR, first aid, and basic disaster management. The initial course meets one night per week for eight weeks.

No experience is necessary, but participants must be 16 years or older. For additional information, call the Coral Springs Fire Department at 954-346-1394.

To sign up, complete the application and mail to:

Coral Springs Fire Department
Coral Springs Public Safety Building
Attn: CERT
2801 Coral Springs Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33065

 


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