Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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The City of Livonia is recruiting volunteers to serve as members of its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). CERT teams are organized groups of citizens who are trained to recognize, respond to, and help their communities recover from major emergencies or disasters. These nationally recognized teams can provide immediate, vital and often life-saving services during large-scale incidents – particularly when the response from professional emergency responders may be delayed. CERT members are trained and certified in disaster preparedness, organization & teamwork, fire suppression, emergency medical operations, search and rescue techniques, and more. The CERT program is part of the Michigan Citizen Corps’ effort to empower citizens in emergency preparedness and response capabilities. Learn what to expect during a disaster.

Know how to respond with the right lifesaving and decision-making skills you and your fellow CERT members will use to help minimize injury, mortality, and property damage until professional responders arrive on site.

For information, please contact our Home Town Security Bureau using our contact form or call (734) 466-2368.

If you are interested in being a part of the Livonia CERT Team, please fill out the CERT application.

Five Sessions (22 training hours) covering:

- Disaster preparedness

- Organization and teamwork

- Fire suppression

- Emergency medical operations and response

- Search and rescue

- Terrorism response

- Disaster psychology