Community Emergency Response Team

Purpose
During his 2002 State of the Union address, President Bush asked Americans to volunteer their services in order to improve and safeguard their country. Harnessing the spirit of cooperation that developed as a result of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, he created the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) as a part of the Citizen Corps Program.
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What CERT Volunteers Do
CERT members give critical support to first responders in emergencies, provide immediate assistance to victims, organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site, and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

Note from the Public Safety Director
Burlington County CERT is a growing cadre of volunteers made up of residents of Burlington County who have come together for a common goal of being educated and prepared for when disaster strikes.

Burlington County CERT looks forward to having you as a member of a county-wide group of volunteers.

- John Drinkard, Director of Public Safety