Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for services. Number of victims, issues with communications, and road blockages can prevent people from accessing the emergency services they have come to expect at a moment's notice through 911. People may need to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.
CERT Training includes:
Session I, Disaster Preparedness
Session II, Disaster Fire Suppression
Session III, Disaster Medical Operations Part I
Session IV, Disaster Medical Operations Part II
Session V, Light Search and Rescue Operations
Session VI, Disaster Psychology and Team Organization
Session VII, Course Review and Disaster Simulation
The Coconino County Sheriff's Office in partnership with Coconino County Emergency Management and other local organizations, are the sponsors of CERT training in the county.
The CERT members in Coconino County play a vital role in emergency responses. They regularly help staff information call centers during emergency events. They also help educate others in the community about emergency preparedness.