CERT - Community Emergency Response Team


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program trains you in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training, CERT members can assist others following an event when professional responders are not immediately available. CERT members are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Class Registration 

CERT is a 24-hour course typically scheduled one night per week for 8 consecutive weeks. It culminates with a final disaster drill.

Prerequisite: IS 317, is an online course offered by FEMA independent study. Please contact Lisa Figueroa, lfigueroa@redmond.gov for more information on the next series of CERT classes. Accessible CERT classes are also offered. 

Visit the FEMA website for more information.

Once you have completed CERT, be more prepared through Neighborhood Watch and Map Your Neighborhood.