Community Emergency Response Team Program
This FEMA program offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may occur where they live.
Basic Training Weekend
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training Weekend is designed educate and empower community members to a more active role in personal and public safety. In the aftermath of a disaster, professional responders are often spread thin. CERT trained community members help us fill the gap by giving you the knowledge and skills to prepare your families and respond to the needs of your neighbor. The 20-hour class is delivered over a weekend. Friday evenings, all day Saturday, and Sunday afternoons. Download schedule here. There is no continued volunteer commitment with this class. Our CERT Basic Training is designed to be train & release public education. However, it does open up further volunteer opportunities.
CERT Basic trains volunteers in basic disaster response skills, such as:
- Disaster Preparedness
- Fire Safety & Utility Controls
- Hazardous Materials
- Disaster Medical Operations
- Light Search and Rescue
- Terrorism and Active Shooter Safety
- Disaster Psychology and MORE
2023 CERT Basic Training SCHEDULE
- Jan. 27th-29th - Haysville Police Department
- Mar. 31st- Apr. 2nd - Derby Fire Station 81 (Click Here to Sign-Up!)
- Jun. 30th- Jul. 2nd - Sedgwick County Extension Center
- Sep. 29th- Oct.1st - Wichita Regional Fire Training Center
- Dec. 1st- Dec. 3rd - To Be Determined
Advanced CERT Volunteer Team
Our advanced CERT Team is in its incipient stage and planned for launch in 2023. Our Advanced Team is made up from interested individuals who have graduated from our CERT Basic Training Weekend. Please check back for more information later in the year.