The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
After you register, you will receive an email with the link to the Maui County CERT Open House.
Participants learn how to:
Identify and anticipate hazards
Reduce fire hazards in the home and workplace
Extinguish small fires
Assist emergency responders
Conduct light search and rescue
Set up medical treatment areas
Apply basic medical techniques
Who should take CERT training?
People interested in taking an active role in hometown preparedness
Neighborhood Watch groups
Communities of faith
Members of clubs and civic organizations
CERT Basic Training is a six-day, 30-hour program, consisting of classroom instruction and field exercises. Sponsored by the Maui County Emergency Management Agency, CERT is taught by Maui Fire Department instructors and is provided free of charge under a Homeland Security grant.
For further information and to register for a CERT course, contact Maui County Emergency Management Agency at (808) 270-7285 or email email@example.com