Community Emergency Response Team ( Cert )

1580 Words Mar 15th, 2015 7 Pages
Introduction
When a disaster has taken place, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be equipped to meet the demands for many services. Several issues such as the number of victims, communication failures and road blockages will stop people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect at a moment 's notice through 911 emergency services. Individuals will have to rely on others for help in order to meet their immediate lifesaving and life sustaining needs. If access is blocked or the agency’s capacity is exceeded, it may be hours or days before trained help arrives. There is a four-phase model that organizes the events of emergency managers. This model is known as the “life cycle” which includes dour phases: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. FIGURE: 1.1 Life cycle of emergency management.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs support and direct post-disaster public energy to guarantee that non-professional response is as safe and effective as possible. The program is designed to educate individuals about disaster preparation for hazards that may affect their neighborhood and trains citizens in basic disaster response skills, which may include things such as fire safety, light search and rescue, group organization, and disaster medical processes. The training from the program allows others in their neighborhood or workplace to help assist others when an event occurs and professional responders are not…
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