Welcome to the official website of the Jasper County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)!

Our dedicated team of volunteers is committed to enhancing our community's safety, resilience, and preparedness. We believe that through proper training and education, every individual can play a crucial role in disaster response and recovery.

 

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Community Emergency Response Team

What is C.E.R.T.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills. These skills include fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using this training, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

History

The Los Angeles City Fire Department developed and implemented the CERT concept in 1985. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) adopted and expanded the program nationally.

Benefits

Community Emergency Response Team U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityOur Mission

Our mission is to equip community members with the skills and knowledge to respond effectively to emergencies and disasters. By providing comprehensive training programs in disaster preparedness, fire safety, medical operations, and search and rescue, we empower individuals to protect themselves, their families, and their neighbors during times of crisis.

Join Us

At Jasper County CERT, there is a role for everyone. Whether you’re interested in hands-on emergency response, administrative support, or community education, your unique skills and talents are valuable to our team. We welcome individuals of all ages and backgrounds to join us in making a difference. By becoming a CERT volunteer, you’ll gain invaluable skills, build lasting friendships, and contribute to the safety and well-being of our community.


Explore our website to learn more about our programs, upcoming events, and how you can get involved. Together, we can build a stronger, safer Jasper County. Join us today and be part of the solution!

 

 

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This webpage was printed on July 20, 2024. For the most current election-related information, visit the Jasper County, Iowa, EMA website at .
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