Teen Community Emergency Response Teams
Awarded by the National Association of Counties
Henrico County Public Library, in partnership with the County of Henrico Division of Fire and Office of Emergency Management (OEM), offered teens a chance to become members of the Teen Community Emergency Response Team (Teen CERT). Teens were prepared for and responded to hypothetical emergencies, including a hurricane, mass casualty accident, and an epidemic. The first program in 2013 consisted of nine Saturday sessions and the 2014 program consisted of five consecutive day sessions. Both years culminated in a four-hour scenario drill at the Fire Training Facility.