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Community Emergency Response Team Program Manager & Train-the Trainer Courses
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
CERT curriculum offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.
Learn how to start a CERT Program and instruct the CERT curriculum in your community by taking the **CERT Courses offered at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmitsburg, MD. The courses and lodging at EMI are FREE, you're only responsible for your meals.
CERT courses are offered 2 to 3 times per year. See course dates, descriptions, and information links below.
CERT Program Manager - 2 day course
November 8-9, 2018
January 17-18, 2019
July 11-12, 2019
CERT Train-the-Trainer - 3 day course
November 5-7, 2018
January 14-16, 2019
July 8-10, 2019
FEMA IS-317: Introduction to CERT(Online)
For more information about starting a CERT Program in your community, contact
, West Virginia's CERT Program Coordinator.
01/14/2019 8:00 AM - 01/18/2019 5:00 PM
Event Documents and Links:
CERT Program Manager Course Information & Schedule
CERT Train-the-Trainer Course Information & Schedule
Pre-requisite: FEMA IS-317: Introduction to CERT(Online)
Emergency Management Institute
16825 S Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727