Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina
What Is CERT?
CERT is a group of responsible, trained individuals who have come together to form a skilled group of Disaster Service Workers. The CERT Program can be used in neighborhoods, businesses, and schools. The CERT members realize that in the event of a major disaster they will have to rely on their neighbors and themselves to handle emergencies until professional help arrives.
The Community Services Division of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office manages the CERT program for Anderson County.
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 CERT program of the Anderson County Sheriff's Office is comprised of three (3) sub-programs: CERT, Map Your Neighborhood and the Mounted Search and Rescue Team.
Doing the Greatest Good for the Greatest Number
The Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, Program is designed to prepare you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Because emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately, you can make a difference by using CERT training to save lives and protect property.
CERT is a nationally recognized FEMA training program designed to improve community preparedness in the event of a disaster.
Areas of Instruction
With training and information, individuals and community groups can be prepared to serve as a crucial resource capable of performing many of the emergency functions needed in the immediate post-disaster and emergency period.
Disaster Medical Operations
Light Search & Rescue
Terrorism & CERT
Disaster Simulation (Final Exam)
Anderson County Sheriff's Office
305 Camson Road, Anderson, SC 29625
John Skipper, Sheriff