Community Emergency Response Team Program
Lealman CERT graduated its first group of CERT members in June of 2004. Since then, the Lealman Fire District has trained over 700 citizens in the Basic CERT Course. Lealman CERT members have donated ten's of thousands of hours in training and community involvement.
The Community Emergency Response 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 & rescue, team organization, 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 also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. More Information