The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates citizens 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 attending the Youth Preparedness Camp, participants could do the following during an emergency:
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The Youth Preparedness Camp is a multi-day training event that includes all meals, lodging, CERT training materials, supplies, equipment, and CERT gear. The Youth Preparedness Camps encourages teambuilding and networking, develops leadership skills, and provides the FEMA Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training and certification.