This book is intended to be used as a reference for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) refresher exercises. The ideal audience is CERT trained volunteers and those who have a desire to assist others in times of disaster.
The exercises contained in this booklet are to assist volunteers with staying engaged in the whole community enterprise of trained citizens.
Captain Stacy Gerlich is a 29 year veteran of the Los Angeles Fire Department. She had the distinct pleasure of commanding the largest CERT program in the nation. Stacy's passion for keeping citizens to "BeMorePrepared" has been the focus of her continued involvement and drive to train and educate all who are interested in being part of the rescue and recovery efforts required following catastrophic events.
Thank you to all volunteers, specifically CERT, who give your time so selflessly. You are appreciated and provide a tremendous amount of support to all first responders as well as to your families, friends, and neighbors!