Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT)


What is CERT?

In Franklin County there is a team of volunteers, the Citizen Emergency Response Team, who meet monthly and are ready to assist the FCEMA director in an emergency situation. The team is based upon the principals and creation of the Citizen Corps launched by the president in 2002.

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About Citizen Corps

Citizen Corps programs build on the successful efforts that are in place in many communities around the country to prevent crime and respond to emergencies. Programs that started through local innovation are the foundation for Citizen Corps and this national approach to citizen participation in community safety.

Citizen Corps is coordinated nationally by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. In this capacity, FEMA works closely with other federal entities, state and local governments, first responders and emergency managers, the volunteer community, and the Corporation for National & Community Service.”

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