The Anderson County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a group of community-based volunteers that undergo an intensive training program in disaster preparedness and basic response skills.

Topics include Fire Safety, Search and Rescue, and Disaster Medical Operations. After completing training, teams support their local community by assisting with emergency education and response.

Emergency services personnel are the best equipped to respond to emergencies. However, following a catastrophic disaster, Anderson County CERTs can handle initial emergency recovery while they wait for professional first responders.

During non-emergency situations, Anderson County CERTs educate their communities on emergency preparedness.

Anderson County Emergency Services is always looking for new CERT volunteers.
 
To find out on how you can get involved, call Loree Parkinson at (864)-844-3009.
 
This program works because residents know their communities best. The Anderson County CERT program is always looking for those residents who want to help their family, friends, neighbors, and communities before, during, and after emergencies.