Richland County Emergency Services Department CERT Initiative

David Bagwell, W4DZF, is Division Captain at Richland County Emergency Services Department and is spearheading a new initiative to build a volunteer communications CERT group to support emergency services in Richland County.

So, what is CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

To learn more about CERT, contact David Bagwell for details and how to participate. Email David at [email protected]

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