Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

C.E.R.T. provides citizens with hands-on training in the areas of disaster preparedness and emergency situations through weekly classes taught by the department’s Emergency Operations Coordinator.


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks. If you are interested in joining, download and email your completed application to Emergency Manager Steve Foster at


FEMA–Disaster Preparedness

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