CERT training is designed to prepare you to
help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a
catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will
not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by
using the training you receive to save lives and protect property.
Neighbor-Helping-Neighbor, doing the greatest good for the greatest
number of people.
A community based pro-grams targeted at
A group of ordinary citizens who want to
help in time of disaster
Comprised of people trained in basic
emergency skills offering immediate help to victims until professional
CERT is NOT a
replacement for First Responders, Fire, Law Enforcement, and Emergency
Medical Services etc. This training covers basic skills that are
important to know in a disaster when emergency services are not
available. With this training and practice and by working as a
team, you will be able to do the greatest good for the greatest number
after a disaster, while protecting yourself from becoming a victim.
The CERT program consist of training in the
following areas, Team Organization, Disaster Preparedness, Medical
Operations, Fire Suppression, Disaster Psychology, Light Search and
Rescue, Animals and Disaster, and Terrorism.
Those who benefit from the training should
thank the Los Angeles Fire Department for their vision and initiative
in developing CERT, and for their willingness to support the Federal
Emergency Management Agency who in turn made this available to those
states who were interested.
This past year the Delaware Emergency
Management Agency (DEMA) developed a plan to sponsor and implement CERT
To date we have conducted many CERT
training sessions and have trained hundreds of Citizens of Delaware.
Alan Levine, President, Happy Harry's Corporation puts out a fire during the CERT Fire Suppression Block, assisted by Bob Seinsoth, Director of Loss Prevention
On 14, 15 January 06,the State CERT Instructor team led by Bob George and Marny McLee, with the support of Wilmington's Citizen CORPS Council provided training to the Happy Harry's Organization.
This was two days of community emergency response team training where classes on Disaster Preparedness were presented. Happy Harry's had in attendance personnel from a variety of locations, and holding different positions within the company. They represented stores from Sussex, Kent and New Castle County. The training was conducted at their Corporate office in Newark,. " See pictures from this training under CERT training-Photos.
See Photos for previous CERT Training sessions.