Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)


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, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.


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.


CERT Programs Near You

Location Contact Phone Email
Hurricane Steve Johnson 435-635-9663 sjohnson@cityofhurricane.com
LaVerkin Benjamin Lee 435-635-2581 ben.lee@laverkincity.org
Leeds Wayne Peterson 435-879-2447 mayor@leedstown.org
Washington County Doug Burns 435-705-3754 doug.burns@washco.utah.gov