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Be Trained

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

What is CERT?

CERT is a 24 hour training program that prepares you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster.

During an incident, emergency service personnel may not be able to reach everyone right away. By being trained in CERT, you will have the skills to help emergency responders to save lives and protect property.

As a member of a CERT team, you can respond to disasters, participate in drills and exercises, and take additional training. CERT teams are known and trusted resources to emergency responders and their communities.

In 95% of all emergencies, the victim or bystander provides the first immediate assistance on the scene.

Who should take CERT training?

People interested in taking an active role in hometown preparedness.
Neighborhood Watch Groups
Community Leaders
Communities of Faith
Scouting and youth organizations.
Students, teachers, and administrators.
Members of clubs and civic organizations.

How does CERT help the Community?

CERT teams also help the community year-round by helping with community emergency plans, neighborhood exercises, preparedness outreach, fire safety education, and workplace safety. In addition to supporting emergency responders during a disaster, the CERT program builds strong working relationships between emergency responders and the people they serve.

Training Calendar: Click on the event for more detailed information about the training.