Concept

Community emergency response team

Summary
In the United States, community emergency response team (CERT) can refer to
  • In 2022 the CERT program moved under FEMA's Community Preparedness umbrella along with the Youth Preparedness Council.
  • an implementation of FEMA's National CERT Program, administered by a local sponsoring agency, which provides a standardized training and implementation framework to community members;
  • an organization of volunteer emergency workers who have received specific training in basic disaster response skills, and who agree to supplement existing emergency responders in the event of a major disaster.
Sometimes programs and organizations take different names, such as Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), or Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET). The concept of civilian auxiliaries is similar to civil defense, which has a
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