Do you know how to take care of yourself, your family and your neighbors during an emergency?  If you take the Tri-County CERT Basic Course you will learn things such as basic first aid, how to put out small fires, and light search and rescue.  This course is provided at no cost.

The next Tri-County CERT Basic Course will be this fall.  The date will be announced here soon.   You must be 19 years old to take the course.  There is a FEMA online course you are required to take before coming to the training.  To sign up for training or get more information about CERT please send an email to

What is CERT?

The President of the United States has called for the initiation of community based programs to prepare our citizens for natural and manmade disasters and in doing so has created the Citizen's Corps under which the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program falls.

The Tri-County Community Emergency Response Team is comprised of volunteer citizen teams who are trained in basic life safety and emergency preparedness skills.  The program is community based in order to provide rapid and safe care for our citizens in the event of a major incident or large scale disaster.

Emergency responders may not be immediately available in the event of a catastrophic incident.  Tri-County CERT volunteers can make a difference through the implementation of Tri-County CERT Policies and Procedures.

Essential to this implementation is citizen commitment with an emphasis on participation, coordination, and communication.  Tri-County CERT volunteers are not intended to replace emergency responders, but instead to provide basic care, stabilization, and information until emergency responders are available to respond.


  • CERT Basic Training Course - Fall, 2017 Tri-County CERT will be offering a CERT Basic Course.  It will be this fall and will be an all day class..  In the class you will learn how to ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2017, 8:42 AM by Tri-County CERT
  • Tri-County CERT did an outreach program at Children's Hospital Tri-County CERT participated in an outreach program at Children's Hospital on April 13, 2016.  We were there from 11AM to 7PM.  We talked to people about CERT and ...
    Posted May 1, 2016, 6:53 PM by Tri-County CERT
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