BOCC proclaims May 15-21 CERT week

The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives from the Citrus County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT.)
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The Board of County Commissioners is pictured with representatives from the Citrus County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT.)

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners on May 9 proclaimed the week of May 15 - 21 as Community Emergency Response Team Week in Citrus County.
 
Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) exist in Florida and throughout the United State to respond to emergency situations within the community such as hurricanes, tornados, fire and flooding. 
 
Citrus County CERT volunteers are trained to respond in their neighborhoods when Police, Fire and EMS resources are being used at capacity and may not be available for hours or days depending on the extent of the emergency.
 

Citrus County CERT has been an intricate part of the County Emergency Response System for fifteen years and is managed by the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office. More than five hundred Citrus County citizens have become CERT trained in search and rescue, first aid, fire safety and emergency communications to be able to aid their neighbors as well as the community in time of mass casualty event and/or a large devastating natural disaster.
 
The Board of County Commissioners recognizes the week of May 15 - 21 as Emergency Response Team Week in Citrus County, and calls the observance to the attention of all citizens.