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Community Emergency Response Team
   Community Emergency Response Team
  The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for 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.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

    See CERT FAQs
  • What is CERT?
  • How does CERT benefit the community?
  • Is there a CERT near me?
  • How do we start a CERT program?
  • How is the CERT funded?
  • Why take the CERT training?
  • Who can take the training?
  • How do I take CERT training?
  • What if I want to do more than just the basic training?
  • How do CERT members maintain their skills?
  • Can someone under the age 18 participate?
  • What if I have concerns about my age or physical ability?
  • What about liability?