The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
The Cache County CERT Program is specific to the unincorparated areas of the County. Training is provided to individual towns and communities in the rural areas of the County. Because Cache County is very rural in nature, the CERT Volunteers will be the first on scene for a major disaster or large scale disaster.