C.E.R.T. Mission

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The mission of the Yonkers Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) program is to train members of the Yonkers community to assist first responders in the event of an emergency or large scale disaster.

The Yonkers C.E.R.T program is an inclusive environment in which the team's diversity allows us to achieve our goals.

The Yonkers Office of Emergency Management (Y.O.E.M.) will utilize its C.E.R.T. members to assist with:

  • Families affected by residential fires
  • The setup of reception areas for the American Red Cross
  • The setup of emergency shelters for people and animals
  • Activation of the emergency operations center in Yonkers.
  • Local evacuations
  • Light search and rescue