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Eden Prairie CERT

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of citizen volunteers who are trained in emergency preparedness for large-scale disaster incidents that may impact our community.

CERT training is offered to residents and those who work in Eden Prairie. The training program educates team members about overall emergency preparedness and basic disaster response skills such as fire suppression, light search and rescue, team organization and medical operations.

Using their training from the classroom and hands-on exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhoods, workplaces or schools following events when professional emergency responders need assistance or are not immediately available to help.

For information about signing up for spring or fall training sessions, contact Rik Berkbigler or David Gandrud

Home Safety Audit Program
The Fire Department also trains several CERT members for its Home Safety Audit program.

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