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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area 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 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 their community.
The University of Wisconsin-Stout received a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Justice to certify members of the community as CERT members. The first class is scheduled to be held in May, 2009. The class has been filled.
For more information on the UW-Stout C-CERT program, contact Executive Director of Health and Safety, Jim Uhlir