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|The Neighborhood Emergency Response
Team Program, also called the Community Emergency Response
Team Program, was begun by FEMA in an effort
to create a network of trained volunteers, ready to respond
in case a disaster or large-scale incident should overwhelm
the capabilities of an established 9-11 system.
|Earthquakes, airliner crashes,
hurricanes and, most recently, severe winter storms are
all examples of multiple agency events that require large
numbers of trained responders. With active programs all
over the country, these volunteers are supported by FEMA,
Homeland Security, state and local fire departments and
law enforcement. They are trained in disaster preparedness
and public education, emergency medical operations and
critical first aid, disaster search and rescue, limited
fire suppression, and now, emergency communications and
terrorist threat reaction. NERT or CERT members stand
ready to assist professional responders whenever needed,
and also help inform the public about preparing before
disasters, hazard mitigation and home safety.
The Corbett area NERT program was implemented in 1999.
Since that beginning 54 volunteers have gone through the
rigorous course, and at this time 24 members continue
to actively train and prepare to help our community in
the event of a large-scale emergency.
If you would like to know more about the Neighborhood
Emergency Response Team Program, and when the next training
course will be held for volunteers in this area, please
call 503-695-2766, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit www.citizencorps.gov.