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Forming Teams

A CERT is a cohesive group of individuals with locality in common, such as neighborhood or homeowner’s associations, church or school groups, or business or civic groups.  Team members must be 18 years of age and older.  Physical limitations do not deter participation on a CERT as there are multiple functions requiring limited physical exertion.   It is the responsibility of the team member to advise the instructors of their limitations.

Neighborhood CERT: Neighbors serving their own immediate communities.
 
Business or Government CERT: Co-workers serving places of business and surrounding areas, or county, municipal or state agency employees.
 
School CERT: School faculty and staff serving school and surrounding area.

Faith-Based CERT: Teams based at a house of worship serving the immediate neighborhood.
 
Individuals with no group affiliation are encouraged to form teams prior to enrollment. Those unable to form teams will be scheduled for classes as class size permits. The CERT program liaisons will attempt to align the individual with an existing team.

The CERT program includes instruction that will provide the teams with the skills and knowledge necessary to effect a rapid and effective rescue operation. 

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