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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT): 
The City of Delray Beach Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) organization consists of twenty-two independent community teams that are coordinated through the Fire Department. The basic training course consists of an 8-week program covering the following subjects:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Fire Suppression
  • Disaster Psychology and Radio Communications
  • Disaster Medical Operations (2 parts)
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • Terrorism and Team Organization
  • Disaster Simulation Exercise

For more information and to join CERT visit:  Delray Beach CERT

American Red Cross: 
The Palm Beach & Martin County chapter of the American Red Cross proudly serves over 1.4 million residents in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. Every day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies and the Red Cross is always looking for people with various backgrounds, talents and skill levels.

For more information and to volunteer: American Red Cross Palm Beach & Martin County

Volunteer Florida: 
Volunteer Florida is the state’s lead agency for volunteers and donations before, during, and after disasters. In partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, Volunteer Florida:

  • Coordinates with Florida Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) and local and state government emergency management agencies to meet volunteer and donation needs
  • Provides staffing during activation of the State Emergency Operations Center
  • Provides training and presentations on the roles of government and nongovernmental organizations in disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation
  • Provides fiscal and program management for federal, state, and privately funded programs
  • Provides training for government, non-government, and private sector organizations on disaster volunteer and donations management
  • Mobilizes and deploys resources to assist communities responding to and recovering from disasters
  • Operates Emergency Support Function (ESF) 15 and deploys trained Volunteer Florida staff to assist the Florida Division of Emergency Management if necessary
  • Operates the Volunteer and Donations Hotline and the Florida Donations Portal

 To learn more and sign up to volunteer: https://www.volunteerflorida.org/

Last Updated: June 14, 2017

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