What is CERT?

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is a national initiative that trains individuals to be prepared for emergencies in their communities. CERT members are trained to provide critical support to first responders and their communities during times of disaster.

Through a series of interactive and hands-on courses, CERT members learn valuable skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. These skills enable CERT members to assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following a disaster when professional responders may not be immediately available to help.

In Santa Rosa County, our CERT program is designed to empower and educate community members to take a more active role in emergency preparedness and response. By joining CERT, you can help build a stronger and more resilient community that is better prepared to handle emergencies of all types. If you’re interested in becoming a CERT member and making a positive difference in your community, we encourage you to learn more and get involved.