History

The Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) was created from a model developed by the City of Los Angeles Fire Department in 1987.

Promotion of CERT

Since 1994, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been promoting nationwide use of CERT and many communities have established these teams.

Volunteer & Join CERT

By becoming a CERT volunteer and completing the training, you can be better prepared for the unexpected. Whether it is an act of terrorism, a natural or a man-made disaster, you can be directly involved in saving and sustaining lives and property.