Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared and ready to respond to emergency situations in their communities. 

When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

CERT training

The CERT basic course is taught in the community by a trained team of first responders and skilled volunteers who have completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer course conducted by their state training office for emergency management.

Courses are open to all community members and utilizes a hybrid model, online lectures and hands-on skills sessions. Please see current trainings to register. 

CERT Basic Course covers training in the following areas:

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Disaster response organization
  • Basic disaster medical operations
  • Light fire suppression
  • Light search and rescue operations
  • Disaster Psychology

Additional CERT training modules may be offered in the future. Subjects covered include: Animal Response, Traffic and Crowd Management, Flood Response, and Emergency Communications. Be sure to sign up for CERT communications to be notified of upcoming training courses.

Additional Ways to Volunteer

After completing the CERT basic course we encourage you to participate in your neighborhood sub-team of Millcreek CERT. 

Want to share what you have learned? Talk to the Millcreek CERT Program Manager or the Millcreek Emergency Manager to learn how you can become a CERT Trainer. 

Additional Resources

Learn more by visiting the CERT website.