Why is CERT important?

Basic skills applied rapidly after a disaster can save 40% or more of injured disaster survivors who may not otherwise have survived or would have been more severely injured if they had to wait for the arrival of professional responders. Volunteers will be on the scene well before professional responders and their actions can make a difference as they can render rapid, life-saving assistance.

CERT training teaches techniques for volunteers to provide assistance safely and effectively, without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.

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5. How do I join CERT?