Learn emergency response through Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The Town of Queen Creek is accepting applications for a program to train citizens for local emergency situations.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps prepare individuals to respond to emergency situations in the community. It is a community-based initiative to engage citizens in homeland security and preparedness, CERT educates citizens in giving critical support to first responders, providing immediate assistance to victims and organizing volunteers at a disaster site
The CERT program is a 20-hour course given over a seven-week period. Training sessions include disaster preparedness, fire suppression and utility controls, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and team operations.
The course will be taught by trained first-responders. The trainers are required to complete the CERT Train-the-Trainer course conducted by the Arizona Department of Emergency Management.
The Town will conduct one CERT training class during the year. Class size is limited to 25 participants. Town residents will be given priority over non-residents. The Town will reserve the right to organize classes into appropriate teams. For example, if a group of citizens from the same neighborhood registers for the program, they will constitute one class. This method may also be used for school district employees, employees of medium to large businesses, or members of homeowners associations (HOAs).
For more information, contact the Queen Creek Fire & Medical Department at 480-358-3360.