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 announced as soon as a date had been decided.    It will be in the fall and is an all day class.   You must be 19 years old to take the course.  You are required to take the free FEMA IS-317 on-line course 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 Course Spring 2018 The next Tri-County CERT Basic Course will be 14 April 2018.  It is an all-day class.   You must be 19 years old to take the course.  You are ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 7:21 PM by Tri-County CERT
  • CERT Basic Training Course - Oct. 21, 2017 Tri-County CERT will be offering a CERT Basic Course.  It will be Saturday, October 21, 2017 and will be an all day class..  In the class you will learn ...
    Posted May 9, 2017, 7:28 AM by Tri-County CERT
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