Local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs train and organize teams of volunteers to assist their families, neighbors, co-workers, and other community members during emergencies when professional responders may not be immediately available to provide assistance.
Teton County Emergency Management is the sponsoring organization for the Teton County Community Emergency Response Team. Community members who have taken the time to go through a 32-hour CERT Basic Training course are eligible to join Teton County CERT. The Teton County CERT program provides continuing education, skills practice, team building activities, and opportunities for members to deploy to planned events and real-world emergencies in the county.
CERT Basic Training
Basic Training is a free, 32-hour course that leaves graduates with skills to help themselves and others during everything from catastrophic disasters to small-scale emergencies. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will have the opportunity to join the Teton County Community Emergency Response Team which provides continuing education and opportunities to deploy to planned events and real-world emergencies in the county.
The training involves a mix of classroom lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities. Topics covered include: