Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)

About CERT

CERT is a program where fellow  citizens who have taken the time to go through a 24 hour course that  teaches both disaster concepts and hands-on response skills. Topics  covered include:

  • Basic disaster psychology
  • Basic first aid
  • Basic triage
  • Light extrication
  • Light search and rescue
  • Small fire suppression
Community Emergency Response Team Website

Participate in a CERT Team

Learn more about the CERT program nationally. You can also review the CERT class material online, as an independent study course. Be advised, completing the online course does not certify you to be a member. You must go through the classroom instruction in order to be on a team, but the online course will give you a great foundation on which to learn.

If you would be interested in participating in a CERT class, or feel that you have a group or organization that would be interested in helping their community during a disaster, contact Emergency Management Coordinator Rich Ochs.

CERT Effort Newsletter

View an Archive of CERT Effort Newsletters

CERT Annual Activity Reports

View an Archive of Annual Activity Reports