Emergency Management

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides training in emergency preparedness and basic response techniques enabling citizens to take a more active role in personal and public safety.

Each CERT member completes 24 hours of training on disaster preparedness, basic disaster medical operations, fire safety, light search and rescue, and other essential topics. The training also includes a disaster simulation in which participants practice skills they learned throughout the course. In the event of an emergency, CERT members can provide immediate assistance to victims, assist in organizing spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site and provide critical support to first responders.

CERT training is available to anyone who lives or works in Sedgwick County and is at least 18 years old.

Training is offered free of charge by the Sedgwick County Division of Public Safety. Upon training completion, each CERT member will receive a CERT backpack with various disaster response materials.

Need more information? Contact the Sedgwick County Division of Public Safety at 660-5959.