Community Emergency Response Team
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program that supports the idea and importance of community volunteers and citizen preparation. This includes providing immediate assistance to victims, organizing volunteers, and assisting in the collection of information to allow professional responders to better prioritize resources. Not only do we get trained locally at the Saint Louis Park Fire Department, but there is additional training provided by FEMA online.
In addition to disaster response, CERT members serve as a resource for community events where volunteers are needed for multiple roles. We have tabled at community gatherings, directed traffic at public events, and are working towards being able to provide trainings and home safety inspections for the community.