Community Emergency Response Training

CERT Academy

The Spring 2018 CERT Basic Academy has completed! Thanks to all who attended, you are definitely a great help to Nassau County! Keep note of this page as we will announce the next Academy, as well as other courses in the future.

Registration is FREE - Email NCEM@nassauso.com or call 548-0900 during normal business hours to learn about our next class.

CERT prepared

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact our area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.  CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization.  Professional responders can rely on trained CERT members for help during and after disasters, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.  

CERT students learn how to organize their teams, assess disaster situations, suppress small fires, assist with search/rescue operations and crowd control, triage and conduct pre-hospital medical treatment of mass casualty victims.  Our CERT volunteers enhance local capacity to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters, improving our community resiliency!

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