In our region, Community Emergency Response Team training is offered free of charge, and uses a curriculum designed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and teaches basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, first aid, terrorism awareness, disaster psychology, and search & rescue. The seven-week course is designed to give the average person tools to prepare themselves and their family during severe weather or other emergencies when emergency personnel are overwhelmed and may not be able to respond immediately.
After completing the seven-week course, participants may choose to become a volunteer with the Staunton-Augusta-Waynesboro Community Emergency Response Team. The course is open to anyone who either lives or works in Staunton, Waynesboro, or Augusta County. Next class is set for Fall 2019. See the registration info below to sign up!
Watch some of the ways CERT volunteers help in emergency situations.