— Martin Luther King Jr.
"Do the greatest good for the greatest number of people." Motto of the CERT program
Below is a video that gives an idea of how ordinary citizens can be "points of light."
CERT in Action, a fierce storm has struck the local community. CERT members activate in their neighborhood, set up an Incident Command Post, and assess damage throughout the area. They use their CERT skills to respond to damage and injured victims in the local community center, managing the situation until professional responders are able to arrive. This video provides a useful introduction to the CERT concept for new program participants and others who may be interested in the program.