Monrovia Fire & Rescue understands that emergency resources will be overwhelmed following a major event and help might not be immediately available. Each and every business in Monrovia needs to have the skilled personnel to meet emergency needs following an incident. The Business Emergency Response Training (BERT) Program provided by Monrovia Fire & Rescue educates employees about disaster preparedness that may impact their business as well as their surrounding environment. The program consists of training in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and hands on exercises, BERT members can assist others following a disaster when professionals are not immediately available to help. As a result, BERT members can now manage utilities, put out small fires, provide basic first aid, treat patients in shock, find and rescue victims safely and ultimately organize themselves in an effective manner if an event was to occur.