Volunteer Opportunities Training
Weather Spotter Training
February 20th, 2015
Community Emergency Response Team
The Community Emergency Repsonse Team (CERT) Program educates people 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 resuce, team organizaton, 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 als are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
The Community Emergency Response Team concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California. Further, it confirmed the need for training civilians to meed their immediate needs. As a result, the LAFD created the Disaster Preparedness Division with the purpose of training citizens and private and government employees.
State Training KDEM
Crawford County Emergency Manager
Important Phone Numbers:
Phone (620) 724-7156
Fax (620) 724-7158
131 E Prairie
Girard KS 66743