CERT is a group of neighbors who have come together for some specialized training that will make them more effective in responding to emergencies.
In a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for services in every neighborhood that may be affected. Factors such as number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services that they have come to expect at a moment’s notice through 911.
People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs. One also expects that under these kinds of conditions, family members, fellow employees,
and neighbors will spontaneously try to help each other.
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