Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Best Practices

This library contains sample documents that has had additional evaluation. A best practice is a document that describes a method or technique that has been generally accepted as superior to any alternatives. This is because it produces results that are superior to those achieved by other means or because it has become a standard way of doing things.

These documents have been created and evaluated by the Committee.

Note: The best practices will contain Policies, Standard Operating Guidelines and other documents that CERT team may use their specific situations. It is highly recommended that the minimum changes be made to any best practice document. As much research and vetting has been performed when creating a best practice, they are the standard that should be used by CERT organization in Iowa.

The jurisdiction having authority over the CERT team has the final authority over any resulting documents based upon any best practices offered by the Committee.

If you have material that you feel is a best practice and would like to share, please send them to us. Email us at [email protected] and note CERT in the email subject.