Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT meets the third Thursday of every month (except July) at 7:00 pm at Sheridan Fire Rescue at 115 South Scott Street.

CERT Coordinator- Tamara Tarver  (307) 750-2230

Mission Statement

The Sheridan County Community Emergency Response Team’s mission is to promote, organize, administer and train a volunteer group to assist professional responders during disaster recovery efforts and to educate our families, friends and neighbors in the necessary skills to meet their immediate needs during and immediately after a disaster.

In 95 percent of all emergencies, the victim or bystander provides the first immediate assistance on the scene. Would you know what to do? No matter where you live, no matter who you are, we all have a role in hometown preparedness. What role will YOU play?

We will provide any group interested in preparedness and disaster mitigation with training.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program teaches participants about disaster preparedness and trains teams of volunteers that can help professional first responders during disasters. The program provides training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire extinguisher skills, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. CERT volunteers also participate in community events throughout the year.

Taking CERT training does not obligate you to join a CERT team (you are welcome to join!!) and there is no fee for the class. All class materials are provided.

For parents, students, teachers, scouting and youth organizations, community leaders, communities of faith, administrators and members of clubs, and civic organizations.

CERT Training Class Sessions:

#1 – Introduction, Disaster Awareness
#2 – Disaster Fire Suppression
#3 – Disaster Medical Operations (Session 1)
#4 – Disaster Medical Operations (Session 2) and Multi-Casualty Incident
#5 – Light Search & Rescue Operations
#6 – Team Organization & Disaster Psychology
#7 – Terrorism & Homeland Defense

Useful Documents:

CERT Tri-Fold Brochure
72-Hour Home Emergency Kit
Emergency Supply Checklist
Sanitation in Emergencies
Preparing for Emergencies
Preparing for Emergencies for the Disabled
Pyschological First Aid in Emergencies
20 Items to Kick Start Your Food Storage Plan
How to Make a Homemade Berkey Water Filter
EPA: Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water

Useful Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_emergency_response_team
http://www.cert-la.com/
https://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams