Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training
Do you know how to assist your neighbors and co-workers in any emergency situation? Will you be able to help if Emergency Services are delayed? If your answer was not a resounding yes, then consider taking the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training course offered by Montgomery County.
Montgomery County’s enhanced Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course will prepare you for common emergencies situations and the hazards and disasters that may impact the DC Metro area. The course is five weeks long; approximately 32 hours of instruction and hands on exercises.
Register for the Next Class
The Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course #2018-04 will start on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018, and wrap up, with a final practical exercise, on Saturday, December 15th, 2018.
Please note classes will not be held on Wednesday, November 21st and Saturday, November 24th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Classes will resume on Wednesday, November 28th.
The THIRD Wednesday class on November 28th is CPR/AED training. Class will start at 6:30 PM and end at 9:30 PM.
Classes held twice a week, Wednesday Evenings from 7–9 PM and Saturday mornings from 9 AM–1 PM, at the Montgomery County Public Safety Headquarters (100 Edison Park Drive, Suite #100, Gaithersburg, MD 20878). For more information, please contact the MC CERT Registrar @ email@example.com.
Registration is now open!
What CERT Training Teaches
This course covers the FEMA CERT training course material which includes fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster response. Additionally, this course includes CPR/AED training and certification.
Other topics covered are:
- Disaster Preparedness
- First Aid, Personal Protection, and CPR /AED
- Mass Casualty Response and Triage / Disaster Medical Operations
- Two-Way Radio Use
- Hazardous Materials Awareness
- Incident Command System (NIMS)
- Pet Safety
- Damage Assessment
- Terrorism Awareness
- Team well-being and Disaster Psychology
- … and more.