Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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Become a CERT member, and learn how to help yourself, your family and neighbors in the event of a large-scale emergency or disaster. 

The Office of Emergency Management hosts a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on a regular basis. In this training, CERT members will learn how to be self-sufficient for 72 hours following a major emergency or disaster.

CERT members are volunteers who others in the community will rely on to meet their immediate life-saving and life-sustaining needs. Team members will also learn how to provide critical support to professional first responders, assistance to disaster victims, and how to spontaneously organize volunteers at disaster sites.

CERT Schedule



The CERT Basic Training will be offered jointly with North Lake College once a year. 
 
The CERT class consists of a full two days (8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.). The topics that are covered include Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Search and Rescue, Disaster Psychology, CERT Organization and a Disaster Simulation.

The Basic Training is free and is offered to all people 18 and older who live and work within the City of Irving

The dates for the 2017 CERT Basic Training are Saturday, September 16th and Saturday, September 23rd from 8 am - 3:30 pm.

At this time the 2017 CERT Basic Training is full. If you would like to be put on our notification list to receive information in regards to future trainings, please click here:

CERT Notification List

For more information on the CERT training program, contact Alyson Barrow, Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator, at (972) 721-2183 or CERT@cityofirving.org.