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 May 18, 2019. It is an all-day class that goes for about 9 hours and you do have to be at least 19 to take the course. You are required to take the free FEMA IS-317 online course before coming to the training. 

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 The next Tri-County CERT Basic Course will be September 29, 2018. To register for the course go here. Registration closes September 15th. It is an all-day class that ...
    Posted Aug 13, 2018, 9:12 PM by Tri-County CERT
  • 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
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