The "Team," in its most general sense, would refer to the group of citizens that seek training and share a common interest in becoming more aware of the problems and solutions that may affect them, their families, and their neighborhood.
Students attend the class in "teams" in order to experience the camaraderie that is associated with a group of people that organize to accomplish goals together.
The graduate of this course is encouraged to go back to their neighborhood and garner the interest necessary to form "neighborhood teams" that can prepare for and respond to each other's needs in the event of an impending or actual emergency situation.
Neighborhood Watch is a Team based concept that has neighbors watching out for neighbors.
The CERT Program adds a new dimension to this concept and gives participants the skills and learning bank that allows them to deal with many of the problems that can affect a community.
"Teams" are people working toward a common goal or cause.