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:

CERT Program Manager’s Moment- January, 2018

Welcome to 2018! Montgomery County CERT has a lot going on as we begin this new year. January 10th marks the first session of our new CERT Basic class (#2018-01).  We will offer CERT Basic twice more before the summer, so keep an eye on this website for sign up information. I was very proud […]

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Registration for CERT Basic Class #2018-01: Sign Up Today!

Registration is now open for the Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course #2018-01 will start on Wednesday, January 10 2018, and wrap up, with a final practical exercise, on Saturday, February 10, 2018, Classes held twice a week, Wednesday Evenings from 7–9 PM and Saturday mornings from 9 AM–1 PM, at the Public Safety Headquarters (100 […]

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Fall 2017 CERT Basic Training

Our Fall 2017 Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course will start on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, and wrap up, with a final practical exercise, on Saturday, November 11th. Classes held twice a week, Wednesday Evenings from 7–9 PM and Saturday mornings from 9 AM–1 PM, at the Public Safety Headquarters (100 Edison Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20878). For more […]

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