Hundreds of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteers are working under the umbrella of Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and Aga Khan Council, Pakistan. Their main goal is to prepare for emergencies by regularly educating and engaging the communities. They work as first responders in case of any man-made or natural disasters.
CERT Council for Central Region Pakistan has been currently engaged in numerous Jamati activities comprising mainly of safety drills and training.
AKAH conducted refresher training recently named ‘Incident Command Systems Simulation’ for the CERT volunteers of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The purpose of this training was to equip and prepare volunteers with elementary lifesaving skills in case of any emergency. CERT volunteers successfully completed simulation covering topics related to CPR, firefighting, search & rescue and basic first aid.