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12/09/2003

Congratulations to the latest CERT Team graduates!

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The City of Miami Beach has become a part of a national network of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) communities. The program is designed to help neighborhoods prepare for and respond after catastrophic disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and other major emergencies. Volunteers are trained in basic disaster survival and rescue skills that improve the ability of citizens to survive until responders or other assistance arrives. The City of Miami Beach offers CERT training to Miami Beach residents.

CERT members increase their neighborhood's disaster readiness; perform triage and provide emergency medical services to the injured; perform light search and rescue operations; extinguish small fires and teach fire safety; assess damage after a disaster; and organize procurement of supplies.