The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness for 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.
Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
To register for a County or City sponsored CERT class, please view the "Registration" tab above. Must be 18 years or older to register. Minors, ages 14 years or older, may register and participate along with a registered parent or guardian. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like more information on CERT classes in your area, please email EMDVolunteer@rivco.org.