Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

How can I be trained to help protect myself, my family, and my community in an emergency? CERT Logo

Did you know that in 95% of all emergencies, the victim of bystander provides the first immediate assistance on the scene? Would you know what to do? Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) training will provide you with the skills to help you know how to help your friends and neighbors in a disaster.

The program is designed to train citizens on how they can best survive a disaster until emergency services can arrive. CERT classes are conducted several times a year and instruct on the following topics: General Emergency Preparedness, Fire Safety and Suppression, Emergency Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue Operations, CERT Organization and Incident Command, Disaster Psychology, and Emergency Communications.

CERT is a nationwide program.  You can find more information about CERT by visiting the FEMA CERT page at

CERT training courses can be tailored to fit your group or organizations needs. CERT training has been offered to businesses, JSU students, school nurses, senior citizen groups, and children.

You can also take the CERT training course online!  Visit to take the course.

For more information about CERT, please contact the Calhoun County EMA at (256) 435-0540.