Official: Gary Petersen
Location: 322 South 14th St, Suite 1, Seward, NE 68434
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the 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. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organizations that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) Training
The Nebraska Emergency Management Agency's training program is designed to enhance performance capabilities of all emergency management and disaster services team members in both the public and private sectors. This training can benefit policymakers (elected and appointed officials, business and industry leaders), managers at all levels and responders (team leaders and first responders in both the public and private sectors).
The training courses offered support the State's Emergency Management Certification Programs and the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Professional Development Series. Working side-by-side, NEMA's training, planning and exercise staff provide training programs that enable jurisdictions across Nebraska to deal and cope with disaster by preparing in advance and using the skills learned to build local teams and coalitions that will respond to emegencies.