The following information is provided by Maui County:
Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) classes being held Upcountry.
Hurricane season brings a unique awareness to the Islands of Hawaii. Dry brush and high winds are currently creating fire hazards around Maui County. Home fires, flash floods, flu epidemics -- disasters are unexpected and disrupt lives. Preparation for the unexpected helps people take a level of control over their own safety, reduces anziety, and provides the possibility of resuming a normal life more quickly in the aftermath of disaster.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training educates people about hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.