Neighborhood Emergency Response


Neighborhood Emergency Response-Overview

Now that you have retired and finally have the time to do what you have always wanted to do, have you given “joining community service” a thought? It can be your way of giving back to the community that has nurtured you. Are you worried about your age and whether you will be able to apply as a volunteer? Being a senior is hardly a concern, all that it takes to do some active community service are a desire to help others and a willingness to devote your free time for others. If you are moderately active, you can always volunteer to join. If you are looking for options to choose from, you can think about joining one of the community emergency response teams. These community emergency response teams (CERTs) are also known as Neighborhood Emergency Response Teams (NERTs).

What is Neighborhood Emergency Response?

Neighborhood Emergency Response is a volunteer community service in the US. It is formed by a team of volunteer emergency workers who are referred to as the Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT), Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) or the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).These teams are neighborhood based, that is, they operate from particular areas or neighborhoods. The NERT volunteers are trained in basic disaster management by professionals and are mainly designed to work as auxiliary for emergency service providers. If your neighborhood is facing a major hazard, these neighborhood forces can leap into action immediately and start the process of providing vital service. This ensures that precious time is not wasted in waiting for emergency professionals to arrive.