How prepared is your neighborhood, city, and region for a disaster? Communities throughout the United States are organizing CERT teams to provide citizens with the training and resources to fend for themselves until help arrives. Ashland Fire and Rescue has overseen the program for the City. Ashland CERT prepares volunteers to help themselves, their family, and their neighbors in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Created in 1999 after the community experienced a severe flood on New Years day 1997, Ashland’s CERT program has trained over 550 volunteers to be better prepared to survive in a disaster making Ashland’s CERT program one of the most successful in the nation.
Ashland Fire and Rescue and RVTV teamed up this fall to videotape a CERT training session and edit it into program form. At just over 3 hours it’s a long watch but the program is packed with information that could mean the difference between life and death. Available online now on the RVTV PEG Player, click here to watch.