About Montgomery County, MD CERT


Montgomery County’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) remains one of the premiere CERT groups in the country. As part of Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Service, CERT servers our community by helping to teach residents how to be prepared for disasters (great and small), providing support to community efforts, and as trained individuals prepared to step up when the need arises to help our fellow community members.

Who We Are

Montgomery CERT is made up of community volunteers that give our time to making the county a more resilient and better place to live. The team is organized under the leadership of Program Manager, Greg St.James and President Carl Brill.

The leadership also includes a core group of volunteers (the Executive and Steering Committees) that perform the organizational, day-to-day task that keep our team running.

In addition to our general membership, Montgomery CERT also has several specialty teams including:

Our History in Brief

Montgomery County CERT in Action

In 2016, CERT members volunteered logged over 6500 volunteer hours supporting Montgomery Count. Our members participated in a variety of events ranging from providing training programs like CERT Basic and CPR/AED, maintain our Go Team skills through advanced training exercises, supporting the community by providing manpower to events like parades and attending outreach events like fairs.

Latest News about Montgomery CERT:

Upcoming CERT Basic Training for Spring and Summer 2017

The dates for the next two sessions of CERT Basic training have been set. At this time, the Spring class is full. However, we are keeping a waitlist! If you are interested in a chance at any seats that open up in the Spring class or to get first crack at the summer session, hit […]

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New Winter Basic CERT Class Scheduled for February/March

Registration is now open for the Winter 2017 Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course will start on Wednesday, February 22,  2017 and wrapping up with a final practical exercise on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Classes held Wednesday Evenings from 7–9 PM and Saturday mornings from 9 AM–1 PM at the Public Safety Headquarters (100 Edison […]

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Register for CERT Training this Fall!

REgistration is now open for the Fall 2016 Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course will start on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 and wrapping up with a final practical exercise on Saturday, November 5, 2016.

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