Emergency Management & CERT

Emergency Management


Emergency management is the organization and management of the resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies (preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery). The aim is to reduce the harmful effects of all hazards, including disasters.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Anyone can become a part of CERT. CERT members learn about important life-safety support techniques. 

Training includes:

  • Learning to suppress small fires
  • Basic first aid, treatment for shock, and related techniques
  • Evacuation tactics and how to collaborate with local government agencies to support neighborhood exits
  • Search tactics
  • Communications, including the use of radios
  • Fire safety and suppression

For more information, please contact Rose Martinez, Special Projects Coordinator, by email or by calling (505) 891-5856.