Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Program Overview

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is a nationally supported, locally implemented initiative that provides disaster preparedness education, emergency response training, and volunteer opportunities to the public. To learn more about CERT from a national perspective, visit (click on the link to access the site).

CERT Basic Training

The CERT Basic Training is a base level course that teaches you how to prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters so you can safely help yourself and those around you in times of crisis. Classes consist of sixteen contact hours and may be held over a weekend or over the course of several weeks. Classes are free and open to all individuals 19 years and older. Once completed, additional training and volunteer opportunities are available for those interested.

Let us know that you're interested in attending the CERT Basic Training course by completing the following form, and we'll send you additional information and contact you about future classes.
 CERT Basic Training Interest Form (click on the link to access the form)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the CERT Coordinator, Tandra Paulson, at (402) 593-5794 or