CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the CERT program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.
In the CERT training, citizens learn to:
Manage utilizes and put out small fires
Treat the three medical killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock
Provide basic medical aid
Search for and rescue victims safely
Organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective
Greene County currently has over 350 CERT members.