What part do the team members play?
  • Properly trained, they would:
  • Be better prepared to deal with events that might otherwise seem overwhelming.
  • Recognize the potential hazards associated with a particular type of event and take appropriate action.
  • Take steps to get to safety and/or help others to do so in a more organized fashion.
  • Assume a leadership role with those who are not trained to deal with the event.
  • Administer first aid and/or triage techniques.
  • Identify, Organize, and Utilize Available Resources.
  • Perform needs assessment, document and communicate to local authorities.
  • Assist others with the emotional distress, associated with major emergencies and disaster conditions.
  • Allow better allocation of emergency resources by being more capable of "sizing-up" a situation and properly advising emergency responders.

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1. What is a CERT?
2. What substantiates the need for CERT?
3. What part do the team members play?
4. Where do we find team members?
5. How will members of the team be trained?
6. Is it practical to train people just for disasters?
7. Do they really work as a team?
8. How are teams formed?
9. Is anybody else doing this?