Following a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demands of the community. Factors such as the number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent citizens from utilizing the emergency services they have come to expect through the 9-1-1 system.
Citizens will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs. CERT-trained citizens are better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of a disaster.
For more information about Fontana’s CERT Program, please email Ray Cancel or call him at (909) 854-8016.