Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Program Overview

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program that educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. Teams are made up of citizens who are trained by emergency service professionals to respond, within their community, to local disaster situations.

Citizen Corps

CERT is a program of Citizen Corps. It allows citizens the opportunity to tap into the American spirit of volunteerism, and participate in the preparedness, response, and recovery efforts of an emergency or disaster.

Disasters can severely restrict and overwhelm emergency response resources and leave communities cut off from outside emergency support. CERTs are trained to take care of themselves and help others in their communities for the first three days following a disaster.


There is not any basic CERT training scheduled at this time.

Other Training Opportunities

Citizen corps training