The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
News & Information
Countyline coverage of our CERT program from June 2016
City of New Haven Citizen's Academy highlights the Allen County CERT Program
CERT members train for disaster response at a farm in NE Allen County.
CERT members participate in exercise with the U.S. Post Office & local responders.
For information on upcoming events, see the calendar on our front page or call us at (260) 449-4663 for more information.
Take the FEMA on-line course IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams from the Emergency Management Institute
General CERT Information: