City Of Berkeley Fire Department. Sam Hoffman. CERT Community Emergency Response Teams. Overview. In the event of a major disaster city resources may become overwhelmed. It will become important for trained individuals to assist city services with the needs of the community.
Community Emergency Response Teams
This section is organized into three parts.
The first is general information about organizing your neighborhood and some ideas about how to keep your group going.
The second explains the tasks and skills neighbors need to respond to a disaster.
The last part presents ideas on how to organize after a disaster.
You are encouraged to take notes and keep this as a reference. We hope the
appendices will be useful to you. Please share your ideas and experiences with us so we can
continue to improve the handbook.