Community Emergency Response Team

Purpose
The Liberty 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 and rescue
  • Team organization
  • Disaster medical operations
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During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available. People must be ready to act on their own.

The Liberty Fire Department has been providing CERT training since 2008.

After completing a course of training, CERT members will have the decision-making, organizational and practical skills to offer immediate assistance to family members, neighbors and associates while waiting for help following a major disaster and to assist emergency responders once they arrive.