EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING
The City of Detroit HSEM staff can provide education and training on preparing for emergencies to citizens, community groups, organizations, businesses, churches, and schools. Presentations and workshops can be scheduled by contacting Detroit HSEM at (313) 596-5562.
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. The twenty hour class includes lecture and hands-on training covering topics such as preparedness, team organization, fire safety, light search and rescue, terrorism, and disaster psychology and 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. You must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible for CERT training. Over 1300 people have been trained that live, work, or volunteer in the City of Detroit. For more information on the City of Detroit’s CERT Program and training schedule, contact Donna Northern, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, at (313) 596-6558.
The Teen Community Emergency Response Team (Teen CERT)
Program educates students about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. CERT training is adapted for students and a school environment. Students 14 to 18 years of age, currently enrolled in high school are eligible for the Teen CERT Program. Over 250 teens from high schools across the city have been trained in Teen CERT. For more information on the City of Detroit’s Teen CERT Program, contact Donna Northern, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, at (313) 596-6558.