Glynn County CERT "Community Emergency Response Team"
Launching in January of 2024, the Glynn County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program marks a significant stride in enhancing the community's resilience in the face of emergencies and disasters. This initiative aims to train 10 groups, totaling 300 citizens, to achieve certification in emergency response, empowering them to safeguard themselves, their families, and support neighbors during critical incidents.
Volunteer citizens invest their time in acquiring essential emergency response skills through the CERT program, contributing to a safer community. The comprehensive curriculum covers preparedness, fire suppression, disaster medical operations (including triage, life-threatening injury treatment, assessment, and hygiene), light urban search and rescue, radio operations, team organization, and disaster psychology. The training culminates in a disaster simulation where participants must successfully demonstrate their acquired skills.
The CERT program is a partnership with the City of Brunswick and is enriched by certified and seasoned instructors from key agencies, such as Glynn County EMA, Glynn County Fire Rescue, Glynn County Police Department, City of Brunswick Fire, City of Brunswick Police Department, Community Church, Glynn County Amateur Radio Club, and The United Way. This collaboration not only ensures high-quality training but also fosters relationships and information exchange among emergency response agencies and volunteers.
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Recognizing the potential for overwhelming situations during major events, CERT members serve as crucial support, offering immediate assistance to victims and organizing spontaneous volunteers at disaster sites. Beyond Glynn County borders, these trained volunteers may be called upon to volunteer for other counties and states during significant disasters, showcasing the program's broader impact.
Furthermore, CERT members actively engage in non-emergency projects aimed at enhancing community safety. This includes staffing special events, participating in public safety awareness initiatives, and contributing to community disaster exercises. The Glynn County CERT program stands as a testament to proactive community involvement and collaboration, laying the foundation for a more resilient and prepared community.
Beyond the inaugural training, the CERT program commits to hosting new training classes annually, fostering a continuous cycle of preparedness. Members who have already attained certification will benefit from annual refresher training sessions, ensuring that their skills remain sharp and up to date. The transparent training schedule, released months in advance, includes the application and approval form for necessary background checks.
Glynn County Residents interested in signing up for the 8-week course can register by using the links below.
Registration is CLOSED for this session of CERT!
We will announce the next class date by March 1st, 2024
Click here to download the CERT Volunteer Application
To receive credit for the training, citizens must attend all 8 classes.
Class dates are as follows.
- January 29, 2024, 6pm to 8pm
- Feb. 5th, 6pm to 8pm
- Feb.12th, 6pm to 8pm
- Feb 19, 6pm to 8pm
- Feb. 26, 6pm to 8pm
- March 4th, 6pm to 8pm
- March 11, 6pm to 8pm
- March 18th, 6pm to 8pm