What is CERT
Proud of our newest CERT members, we had a great class. Congrats to all!!
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for 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. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
"Doing the greatest good for the greatest number of people." CERT Motto
Southwest Johnson County CERT is located in Gardner & Edgerton, KS. Johnson County Fire District #1 is the sponsor for the CERT team. Southwest Johnson County CERT was started in 2004 after the need was noticed for more prepared citizens within the community. There has been an annual training class of approximately 18 - 25 new CERT team members, making our group one of the youngest of the Kansas City CERT Teams.