CERT Program

In a major disaster, first responders who provide fire and medical services will not be able to meet the demand for services in every neighborhood that may be affected. Factors such as the number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages will prevent people from accessing emergency services that they have come to expect at a moment’s notice through 911.

People will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs. One also expects that under conditions like these, family members, fellow employees, and neighbors will spontaneously try to help each other.


Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training teaches:

  • Emergency Preparedness 
  • Fire Safety
  • Medical Triage & Disaster First Aid (includes Stop The Bleed)
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Situational Awareness
  • Disaster Psychology


CERT Training is open to Adults and Teens:


Man using a fire extinguisher during CERT class   Two teens assisting a victim during Teen CERT

CERT class is offered in Spring (Apr/May) and Fall (Sept/Oct) over a period of 7 weeks. Complete the CERT Interest Form to be notified when the next class registration opens.