Register for the Next Class The Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course #2018-03 will start on Thursday, April 19th, 2018, and wrap up, with a final practical exercise, on Sunday, May 20th, 2018. Classes held twice a week, Thursday Evenings from 7–9 PM and Sunday mornings from 9 AM–1 PM, […]

Registration for CERT Basic Class #2018-03- Space is Limited!



On Thursday, April 5 between 10 and 11 a.m., 20 Washington metropolitan-area jurisdictions, which include all of Montgomery County, will simultaneously issue a test message to the public through the national Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) system. This will be the first live regional test using WEA’s geo-target capabilities and is […]

Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) Test Today at 10:00 for All ...


This month it seems appropriate that we CERTs reflect for a moment on how Dr. King’s message applies to our work today. Our CERT foundational principle when we teach triage is “The greatest good for the greatest number”. It seems to me that this philosophy applies to more that just triage: […]

CERT Program Manager’s Moment- April 2018


As we roll into March, the Montgomery County CERT training program continues to roll. We have the largest class ever for the 18-02 Spring class. Folks want what we have to teach, so we are working hard to accommodate the larger than normal class size. Kudos to David Steele and […]

CERT Program Manager’s Moment- March 2018