Preparedness Newsletter

This Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources, an important part of FEMA's mission to help people before, during, and after disasters. We're building a culture of preparedness together.

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CERT and Communities

Order your free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) materials in multiple languages now! You can get your copies online or through the FEMA publications warehouse online ordering platform .

The communities served by CERTs are diverse in the hazards they face and the people who live there, so CERTs are encouraged to have resources that meet their needs. The latest U.S. Census Bureau American Home Survey shows that 25 million individuals were considered limited English proficient in the U.S. CERT Programs must find ways to provide meaningful access to information in languages that represent that community. Take advantage of the free resources we have to help strengthen your CERT.

First, the CERT fact sheet is now available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese. The fact sheet is a great promotional tool to boost interest in your local CERT since it highlights the benefits CERTs bring to the community.

Once you attract CERT Volunteers, you can help make sure language barriers do not prevent them from taking the necessary training to contribute to the CERT in a meaningful way. One way to ensure this is making the CERT Basic Training Materials more accessible by offering them in multiple languages. When you have CERT Basic Training Materials in multiple languages , you can increase the number of people who can participate in your CERT Program and help their community.

We know you are looking for ways to strengthen your CERT, so we encourage you to expand how you attract and retain volunteers as diverse as their communities. Download or order your materials today from .


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