APEX NC CERT
Doing the greatest good for the greatest number
Community Emergency Response Team
Why take CERT training? Well, it's kind of like car insurance. You might never need it. In fact, you hope you won't. But if the occasion arises, CERT training, like car insurance, means you're as ready as you can be to help yourself, your family, and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact Apex 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 themselves, their families, and 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 Apex. This is a free, voluntary program that encourages members of our community to be prepared in any emergency. Individuals, groups of friends and family, and organizations are all encouraged to join us!
"Being part of Apex CERT has taught me new practical skills and increased my confidence in my abilities to help my family and my community if an emergency or natural disaster should occur."
- Jenny Ahler, team member since 2010