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CERT students enter a model building to practice how they would respond in a real-life emergency situation.

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CERT Helps Citizens Prepare for Emergency Situations

Training provides hands-on disaster response skills.

Steve Willey, a member of Virginia Task Force One and lead instructor of Fairfax County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), acknowledges that the police and fire department are dependable in the community after a major disaster. But, it’s important to be prepared, since police and fire and rescue are sent first to major incidents, making it important for community members to take control of their own safety. That’s where CERT comes in.


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