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What is CERT?

CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team. CERT is a joint effort between the Athens County Emergency Management Agency and you, a member of the community, to become better prepared for emergencies.

Athens County CERT is a community based and community supported group of responders that assist first responders within Athens County during a natural disaster or other emergency.

CERT program instructors from the Athens County Emergency Management Agency provide emergency preparedness and response training. Graduates of the CERT program also have an opportunity to become disaster volunteers with the county and make a difference!


Why is CERT important?

Disasters happen, and when they do it can take 72 hours for emergency services to help those who have been affected.

Preparing in advance and knowing what to do to keep yourself, your family, and your neighborhood safe can mean the difference between being a victim and being able to help. CERT training can help you make a difference.

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What does CERT training cover?

CERT training will teach you how to:
Prepare yourself and your family for natural disasters and acts of terrorism.
Put out small fires.
Assess damage to buildings.
Provide basic first aid.
Perform simple search and rescue operations.

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When is CERT training held?

CERT Training Academies are held throughout the year as needed.

How can I find out more about CERT?

Athens County CERT Informational Flyer

Contact Mary Jean McPherson, Athens County CERT Program Manager at athenscert@hotmail.com.

Mary Jean McPherson


Click on the logos below or scan the code to register for ALERT ATHENS COUNTY!

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