Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.)
Henry County Citizen Corps Council CERT promotes a partnering between emergency management and response agencies and the people in the community that they serve. The goal is to train members of neighborhoods, schools, churches and workplaces in basic response skills. Then CERT teams are formed and maintained as part of the emergency response capability for their area.
The mission of the Henry County Citizen Corps Council is to harness the power of every individual through education, training and volunteer service to make the community safer, stronger, and better prepared for terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.
A major component of the Citizen Corps Council is to train citizens through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.
For more information on about how you or your group can become part of the Henry County CERT program, please download and submit the CERT volunteer application.
For more questions, please call (770) 288-7865 or email the CERT team.