The cost to attend the CERT Class is $40. If you have already attended and paid for a class in the past, you may come back to any class to freshen up on your skills for free.
The Unified Fire Authority’s CERT program was developed because of the need for a well-trained civilian emergency work force. The CERT Program provides for community self-sufficiency through the development of multifunctional response teams who act as an adjunct to the city’s emergency services during major disasters.
When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, and provide immediate assistance to victims. CERT members can also assist with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community. Through this unique program, people from community organizations, business and industry, and city employee groups will become CERT members. They work as team members and perform as individual leaders by directing untrained volunteers in the initial phase of an emergency.
To become a CERT graduate, you must complete the online training at http://emilms.fema.gov/IS0317/along with the five week classroom portion to receive your completion certificate.