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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training

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Serve DC’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) volunteer program trains citizens to be better prepared to respond to emergencies in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can  provide critical support to first responders, immediate assistance to victims and can help organize spontaneous  volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the  community safety.

CERT training is free and open to anyone who lives, works or congregates in the District of Columbia. Classes include:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Medical Operations and First Aid
  • Search and Rescue
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism

Register for CERT Training.

For information about CERT activities and upcoming events in The District, visit our DC CERT Page.


CERT is program of Citizen Corps, a national initiative designed to foster a culture of citizenship, service and responsibility. Learn more about national CERT initiatives.