CERT= Community Emergency Response Team
Sponsored by Homeland Security
Training coordinated by EMA
Adjunct of local Fire Dept
Team is empowered to activate immediately whenever an event occurs in THEIR neighborhood | subdivision.

Training will teach everyone excellent organizational skills! That alone is worth the effort of 21hours = 7 weeks, 2.5h ea week.

get something done before a week passes, should an event occur -- eg: flood, hurricane, tornado, tsunamis, fires, earthquakes, terror strike, chemical spill --

I am the coordinator for Mt Charron subdivision of Huntsville AL -- have 5 certified team members -- we spent some $400 extra of HO Association to buy wool blankets, cribbing, better masks, more bandages, etc.