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Across America, states and local Citizen Corps Councils are building a grass-roots infrastructure of national preparedness. Through the Suffolk County Corps Council, civic-minded individuals and groups are being trained to supplement emergency personnel...to help them ensure public safety...to respond when a major crisis threatens to overwhelm the available resources - threats that today are too real.
Joining one of our programs means you'll receive valuable, professional training absolutely free, as well as the knowledge that you're serving your country and making a genuine contribution to the safety and security of Suffolk County. Join Now and we'll help find the job that's right for you.
The Suffolk County Community Emergency Response Team's (CERT) mission is to serve and safeguard our community through efficient and effective volunteer service, which helps protect life and property ensuring "the greatest good, for the greatest number." The CERT Program is comprised of volunteer teams who are trained in basic safety and emergency preparedness. This community based program helps provide rapid and safe care for Suffolk County residents in the event of a major incident or large scale disaster. When called upon, Suffolk County CERT volunteers provide basic care, stabilization and information within their communities until emergency responders can arrive on the scene, and upon request, will remain on scene to assist emergency responders as long as necessary. During non-emergency situations, Suffolk County CERT focuses on public education and awareness to help increase the emergency preparedness of all residents in Suffolk County.
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