Keys residents are known for their eagerness and willingness to respond to tragic events and disasters. Many want to help, offer their services, and be a part of the solution. Yet in the middle of such an event there may be confusion as to where or how they can assist.
A CERT provides a well-organized structure, with effective communications, to help identify the scope of the incident, understand the plan and the logistical requirements, and deploy the team safely and efficiently.
The team does the following:
- Identify ways to create neighborhood teams to help in an emergency
- Find ways to incorporate citizen involvement in emergency response
- Explore ways to get information to residents about the safety of their families in an emergency
- Establish a business emergency response committee to plan coordinated assistance from business to the community