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"CERTs are formed by members of a neighborhood or workplace who want to be better prepared for the hazards that threaten their communities. "
FEMA "Starting & Maintaining a CERT Program", Page 2: Overview

"The best source of help in an emergency or disaster is the paid or volunteer professional responder. But, if they are not available to address immediate life-saving needs or to protect property, CERT members can help. CERTs are not intended to replace a community's response capability, but rather, to serve as an important supplement to it. "
FEMA "Starting & Maintaining a CERT Program", Page 3: CERT Standards & Protocol

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