What is Deaf CERT? CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team.
Deaf CERT is a civilian training program developed by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and taught locally to anyone who wants to learn how to be ready for an emergency and what to do when disaster hits your local area. Deaf CERT is taught exclusively in American Sign Language by Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA) CERT Certified Instructors who are Deaf.
What to expect: CERT is taught over 3 full days. To graduate you must compete all 21 hours - 7 hours each day. There are 9 units of instruction on topics like emergency preparedness, fire safety, basic first-aid, and disaster readiness. Training ends with a practical exercise that applies everything learned.
Interpreters are welcome to attend Deaf CERT too! Earn 2.1 Professional Studies CEU's!
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