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:

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

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, at the 3rd District Police […]

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CERT Program Manager’s Moment- April 2018

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: it is a way to […]

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Registration for CERT Basic Class #2018-02: Class Is Now Full!

Registration is now full for Community Emergency Response Training (CERT) Course #2018-02 will start on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, and wrap up, with a final practical exercise, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. We will take the week of March 25th-April 1st off to observe the Spring holiday break. Classes held twice a week, Wednesday Evenings from […]

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