The purpose of the Henrico County Community Emergency Response Team (HCCERT) is to provide training to citizens so that they can offer assistance immediately following a disaster when local public safety resources may be overwhelmed. HCCERT members learn basic first aid, search and rescue, and fire suppression techniques. More importantly, HCCERT members learn how to PREPARE for a disaster long before one occurs.
By being prepared and knowing how to respond, HCCERT members will be able to assist family, friends, neighbors, or coworkers following a disaster until help arrives.
History and experience show that even basic emergency preparedness and disaster survival training improve the likelihood more citizens will survive a disaster until the Emergency Responders arrive on site. The Henrico County Community Emergency Response Team (HCCERT) Program trains residents to prepare for and to respond to emergencies in their local community.
Henrico County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Hybrid Training
- September 15th, 2022: Intro Class from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
- Online Course
- October 15th, 2022: Super Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The online course and both in-person sessions must all be completed to receive certification.
Partnering efforts between emergency services, emergency management, and the people that they serve, HCCERT utilizes the experts in their fields – police, fire, and emergency medical services – to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. These response skills allow HCCERT members to assist others by applying their skills if a disastrous event overwhelms or delays Henrico County’s emergency services response. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives.
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