East Lake C.E.R.T.

(Community Emergency Response Team)


The East Lake Community Emergency Response Team (ELCERT) program educates community volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area. ELCERT trains volunteers in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, disaster medical operations, and emergency communications. ELCERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

We are "Neighbors Helping Neighbors"!

ELCERTs in action

Through out the year ELCERT maintains an active calendar with events like free training. You'll also see us helping with traffic management and first-aid at various community events.

Team Building

We use simple tasks to show how a group of unfamiliar people can work together to achieve a common goal with little resources.

First-Aid Training

The CERT program covers the 3 main killers "The ABCs". Airway, Bleeding, & Shock (Circulatory)

Fire Safety

Trainees will learn how to size up and put out a small fires.

Search & Rescue

SAR (search and rescue) includes many aspects of the rescue process including moving and extraction of survivors.