Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trains members of our community to safely respond to local emergencies such as winter storms, floods, wild fires, earthquakes or tsunamis.
CERT training gives volunteers the decision-making, organization and practical skills to offer immediate assistance to family members and neighbors while waiting for help. CERT members learn about potential threats and are able to take the proper steps to lessen the effect of potential hazards. With training and practice and by working as a team, CERT members focus on providing the greatest good to the greatest number, with safety as their number one priority.
Members drill regularly throughout the year and participate in community events by providing traffic control, distributing safety information and helping with security.
In addition to these classes, we ask all CERT members to take the National Incident Management Training classes ICS 700, ICS 100, ICS 200 and IS 315, available online.
To learn of other upcoming training opportunities, please visit our EVCNB calendar.