***DO THE MOST GOOD FOR THE MOST PEOPLE***
Members of CERT serve at the sole discretion of the Fire Agencies. CERT members are volunteers of the Fire Agencies. As such, their status as a volunteer is contingent on performing their assigned duties with the utmost care and consideration.
CERT members are not emergency services personnel as defined by state law and as such are not exempt from federal, state and local laws when responding to emergencies. Therefore, all CERT members must use due care, diligence, and appropriate safety measures when responding or reporting, as directed, to emergencies.