What does the CERT do?
  • CERT is a group of people that is organized and receives special training for the purpose of enhancing their ability to recognize, respond to, and recover from a major emergency disaster situation
  • CERT is organized under the leadership of the Key West Fire Department, Division of Emergency Management
  • CERT members are trained by the Fire Department in areas that will help the citizens take care of themselves and others, should the need arise, during a major emergency or disaster.
  • As an organized team, CERT provides a valuable support function to the professional emergency responder whose arrival might be delayed for hours or even days due to the nature and/or scope of the event.
  • When a major emergency overwhelms normally available resources someone with "basic skills training" should be able to immediately assist those in distress.  

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1. What is CERT?
2. What does the CERT do?
3. Why have a CERT in our community?
4. How does CERT benefit the community?
5. What part do the CERT team members play?
6. Where do we find team members?
7. How will members of the team be trained?
8. Is it practical to train people just for disasters?
9. Do they really work as a team?
10. How are teams formed?
11. How do I sign-up for training or get more information?