Article Out Loud - Credentialing a Nation’s Volunteer Responder Network

by PATTY RIDINGS, An Article Out Loud from the Domestic Preparedness Journal.

Catastrophic earthquakes and a desire for residents to help their neighbors inspired the creation of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT). Since its creation in 1986, CERT has become a nationwide program that continues to evolve. This article describes how a new digital solution is closing the credentialing gap between citizen responders and emergency services agencies to enhance whole-community resilience.

Narrated by Randy Vivian.