Emergency Response Teams (CERT) are trained to help communities lessen the effects of a disaster during the first 120 hours when roads, communications, power, gas service and other utilities have been disrupted and professional emergency response teams are unable to get to the area.
Murray City Fire Department (MCFD) has been teaching CERT classes since 1996. We are now in the process of organizing our CERT members into districts. Each district will have a certain location to respond to in case of an emergency. From that location, the team could be deployed to help out citizens in need.
This handbook will help you and your family PLAN for an emergency, PREPARE your home with supplies and equipment for an emergency, and will help you BE INFORMED on what to do for probable emergencies in the area. It provides essential information to volunteers/emergency professionals serving your family and neighborhood.
Murray offers multiple CERT classes throughout the year. Our goal is to provide 4 basic and 2 advanced classes per year. Those who have already taken the basic CERT are welcome to attend the advanced course. If you or your civic/church groups are interested in attending, please contact Murray Fire (801) 264-2780