When it comes to disasters there is no way to predict when the next one will occur -- but we can do things to prepare. FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team training, or CERT, is one way to help communities to prepare for a disaster or large event. On this week's episode of the FEMA Podcast, we’ll be learning more about these teams from two guests: Phil Amtower, the coordinator for Christian County CERT and Task Force Leader for MO CERT 1, a Regional CERT Team in southwest Missouri, and Christopher Carroll, the KCMO CERT coordinator in Kansas City, Missouri.
The FEMA Podcast is a new audio program series available to anyone interested in learning more about the Agency, hearing about innovation in the field of emergency management, and listening to stories about communities and individuals recovering after disasters. The FEMA Podcast is available on Apple iTunes to stream or download. Approximately 20 to 30 minutes in length, the podcast will be updated with a new episode on a weekly basis. By subscribing, new episodes will automatically update on a listener's device. For more information, visit www.fema.gov/podcast.