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Borrego CERT Meeting


Last updated 9/20/2017 at 9:13am

Tuesday Sept. 19, there will be a Borrego Community Emergency Response Team meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the fire station.

Go and learn more about what to do when disaster strikes and how to handle and respond to these. Learn new skills in fire safety, life search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.

At the same time, the CERT program was designed as a grassroots initiative and specifically structured so that the local and state program managers have the flexibility to form their programs in the way that best suits their communities. CERT volunteers are trained to respond safely, responsibly, and effectively to emergency situations, but they can also support their communities during non-emergency events as well. There are over 2,700 local CERT programs nationwide, with more than 600,000 individuals trained since CERT became a national program.

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