Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train citizens in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability of their neighborhoods as CERT citizen volunteers.
Being prepared for a disaster is not just having supplies on hand. It is important to have the skills to take care of yourself, family and neighbors when Emergency Responders may be delayed.
Learn how to stay safe and what you can do to help without becoming part of the emergency.
If you have taken the CERT course in the past, it is recommended that you retake it every two years to update your skills and knowledge.
As of January 2011 FEMA and Citizen Corps have updated the training information for the Community Emergency Response Team program, including a new CERT manual. Existing CERT Members are welcome to come to any class as a refresher or to make-up for any class missed.
Spring CERT Class Schedule
Location: Bluffdale City Council Room Fire Station, 14350 South 2200 West
THURSDAYS March and April 2017
Saturday Drill April 8th 8:00 AM
March 2 Disaster preparedness and Cert Organization (Unit 1 and 6)
March 9 Fire safety (Unit 2)
March 23 Disaster medical I and II (Unit 3 and 4)
March 30 Light search and rescue (Unit 5)
April 6 Disaster psychology and terrorism (Unit 7 and 8)
April 8 (Saturday morning) Course review, exam, and drill (Unit 9)
Fall CERT Class Schedule
Location: Bluffdale City Hall
TUESDAYS August-October 2017
Tuesday Drill October 3rd 7:00 PM
August 29 Disaster preparedness and Cert Organization (Unit 1 and 6)
September 5 Fire safety (Unit 2)
September 12 Disaster medical I and II (Unit 3 and 4)
September 19 Light search and rescue (Unit 5)
September 26 Disaster psychology and terrorism (Unit 7 and 8)
October 3 Course review, exam, and drill (Unit 9)