CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT volunteers in Franklin County take care of themselves first, then their families, and finally their neighbors. FC CERT volunteers do not self-deploy to areas outside their neighborhood or workplace unless they are evacuating to safety from a hazard.
CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

CERT volunteers do not wait for a phone call in this case; they react to their immediate environment. The primary reason for CERT training is to give people the decision-making, organizational, and practical skills to offer immediate assistance to family members, neighbors, and associates while waiting for help. While people will respond to others in need without the training, the goal of the CERT program is to help people do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger.
The FC CERT concept is not much different from when a citizen who holds a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card from the American Red Cross (ARC) decides to perform CPR on a victim.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognizes the importance of preparing citizens; the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) and the National Fire Academy adopted and expanded the CERT materials believing them applicable to all hazards.

Radio alert system
Winter weather survival kit


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