Cayman’s Hazard Management unit is here to help, but recognises the importance of communities helping their own should a catastrophic event happen.
The C-E-R-T programme, community emergency response team, is designed to teach “Regular joes” how to help their neighbours during a nation-wide crisis.
The idea is that they would know who or what areas in their district are most vulnerable.
The skills taught will range from CPR. training to extinguishing fires
“We recognize even after hurricane ivan, it took quite a while for responders to get out to places like north side, east end, so we want the community to be able to kind of look after itself for 3-5 days, maybe set up food stations, assist with people who have injuries, do damage assessments.” Said Hazard Managements, Simon Boxall
The CERT challenge will take place tomorrow starting at 8-30 a-m at the agriculture grounds in lower valley.