Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT ResponseThe Dearborn Heights Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates its members about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact our area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, search and rescue, severe weather/flooding safety, team organization, and disaster medical operations/first aid.

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Nearly 100 individuals who either live or work in Dearborn Heights have completed the nine-week training program, and now belong to the family of Dearborn Heights CERT members.

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Utilizing both classroom and "hands-on" training, CERT members learn how to better prepare themselves in case of large-scale emergencies, and how to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following such events – particularly in instances where professional responders (Police/Fire/EMS) are not immediately available.

CERT training includes nine weekly (evening) classes dedicated to:FairlneExercise2

  • Emergency first aid
  • Fire safety
  • Damage assessment
  • Severe weather & flooding conditions
  • Search & Rescue
  • Organization/teamwork
  • Disaster psychologyCERT Class 1
  • Terrorism

Along with the 9-week training program, all Dearborn Heights CERT members are required to attend the team's quarterly "refresher" classes and drills (one evening per quarter) to keep their skills up-to-date.

CERT Drill 1

CERT Exercise 1

Dearborn Heights CERT members also help educate the community on the importCERT NPM Display 2008ance of emergency preparedness by sponsoring informational projects in the community, as well as providing assistance at festivals and other community-based activities.

Get more details and the application form (PDF).

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