Connecting School Emergency Management and Youth Preparedness Presentation
The Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) program educates students about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. Using the" Scientific Method" to solve problems and using hands-on training, Teen CERT members are prepared to help themselves, their families and their school during a major disaster when professional responders are delayed or not readily available. Teen CERT empowers students with decision-making and problem solving skills and strategies to help them make informed decisions regarding prevention-mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery strategies to reduce loss of life & property. Students learn the significance of working as a team to improve safety and increase their effectiveness when responding to disasters.