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ID
10-509-1466
Name
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Team Volunteer
Status
Published
Version
1.1
Updated
8/11/2021 11:02:51 AM
Original Release
08/10/2021
Last Major Release
 
Resource Category
Emergency Management
Primary Core Capability
Community Resilience
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteer is a voluntary CERT team member who has training in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization or disaster medical operations
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: CERT supplemental training, which may include specialization in animal response, firefighter rehab or traffic and crowd management
Type 2The National Incident Management System (NIMS) Type 2 CERT Volunteer: 1. Is trained according to standard operating procedures that the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) has developed 2. Performs the CERT’s primary duties when responding to an incident
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
TrainingThe AHJ may specify additional required training. Any additional training beyond Basic CERT is supplemental.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: 1. IS-288: The Role of Voluntary Organizations in Emergency Management 2. IS-505: Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster 3. CERT supplemental training courses
Type 2Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Minimum of 18 hours of CERT Basic Training Course
ExperienceThe AHJ documents and validates knowledge, skills and abilities
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Experience: Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the NIMS Type 1 CERT Volunteer or equivalent AHJ documentation
Type 2Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Understanding of CERT basic principles Experience: Successful completion of the NQS PTB for the NIMS Type 2 CERT Volunteer or equivalent AHJ documentation
Physical/Medical FitnessNIMS Guideline for the NQS defines physical/medical fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Arduous 2. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) immunization recommendations
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill or simulation at least once every two years 2. The provider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include the following: background check currency within 12 months; sex-offender registry check; and a local, state and national criminal and driving history.
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Type 2Not Specified
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation and meals prior to deployment
Requestor specifies additional qualifications necessary, based on incident complexity and needs
This position can be deployed outside the home jurisdiction
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Notes
References
Reference
1. FEMA, National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book for Community Emergency Response Team Volunteer 2. FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017 3. FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017 4. FEMA, National Response Framework, October 2019 5. FEMA, CERT Basic Training Participant Manual, latest edition adopted