Suggested CERT Gear

When you complete your CERT Basic Training, you’ll be issued a basic CERT supplies kit which includes your backpack and other basic response supplies. We know you’ll likely want to upgrade and add to your kit so here are a few suggestions.

PPE (Personal Protective Equipement)


  • Glow sticks
  • Guardian Angel Light
    • These lights clip on to your vest or shirt so you can be visible at night. This particular model features a top infrared light which is useful to be seen by night vision during search and rescue.
  • Flashlight
  • Headlamp (for hands free)
  • Traffic Wand
  • *Spare batteries for any light that requires them


  • Ideally, we would like to see our entire team obtain their amateur radio license. We offer classes throughout the year that are free for our CERT volunteers.
  • If you don’t have your amateur radio license, we encourage you to at least have an FRS/GMRS repeater capable radio such as this one.
  • Whistle

Search & Rescue

First Aid