CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)



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.


CERT programs serve in more than 170 communities nationwide. This section represents the best practices that successful CERT communities use to start and maintain their programs. Conway County began the CERT program and has 27 CERT members.


If you would like more information about CERT or are interested in becoming apart of Conway County's CERT Team please contact us either by email of telephone.