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Community Emergency Response Team

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NEW YORK CITY IS PRONE TO A NUMBER OF HAZARDS.
LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO WHEN DISASTER STRIKES.

COMMUNITY EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT)COMMUNITY BOARD #4Q

CERTs are groups of community based volunteers that undergo an intensive, 30 hour training program aimed at teaching disaster preparedness and basic response skills, such as fire safety, search and rescue, and disaster medical operations.

In addition, CERT members are trained in community organizing skills such as effective outreach, public information campaigns, and building a strong, long-lasting community volunteer group.

The end result is a committed team of disaster-trained individuals who can:

Inform, educate, and train their neighbors on disaster preparedness.
Assist public safety agencies and local Community Boards with public events.
Respond to locally-occurring disasters and support emergency personnel upon their arrival and request.
Assist various other disaster agencies in tasks related to response and recovery.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
The City of New York
COMMUNITY BOARD #4Q
46-11 104th Street
Corona, NY 11368
Phone: 1-718-760-3141
Fax: 1-718-760-5971
Email: qn04@cb.nyc.gov 
Coordinator: Lucy Schilero, CERT QN04, Team Chief



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