Community Emergency Response Team

Group of people in CERT vests making plansDuring large scale emergencies, requests for police and fire assistance can overwhelm the system. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) initiative prepares citizens to care for themselves and their families in case of a disaster.

Join a CERT Class

This free, nine-week course teaches citizens basic emergency response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.

Using the training learned in this class, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace until first responders can arrive to the scene.

To register for this class, call 817-685-1600 or fill out the Fire Program Interest Card.

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