Community Emergency Response Team

CERT Class

What is CERT


CERT training was designed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and is designed to train citizen volunteers to assist their neighborhoods and communities after disasters, such as an earthquake or tornado. Topics covered during the training include:
CERT Training
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Fire Suppression
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Medical Operations
  • Terrorism
Required training manuals, as well as some supplies, are provided for participants.

It is important to have trained citizen volunteers available to assist our police and fire departments and the community in the aftermath of a disaster. If you would like to enroll and/or receive additional information regarding CERT, please contact Officer Katie Exline by email or 314-587-2892.

Helpful Resources


Additional CERT information is also available at the FEMA website.

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