Standard Community Emergency Response Basic Training (CERT) is a FEMA training program open to all citizens. Participants learn how to become volunteers in times of emergency and disaster. Graduates are better prepared and learn valuable response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and first aid. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that Police and Fire departments can rely on during disaster situations. This allows professional responders to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters is built and enhanced. All Hands On is an organization dedicated to educating government and municipality officials in the importance of applying the CERT standard for emergency preparedness for the Deaf Community.
Deaf CERT is not CERT just taught in sign language it’s taught to Deaf people in the same manner as it would be to the hearing. To keep a clear consistent message, we present it in the source language using the same manual, the same hours and issue the same certificate.