Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) 


Training Calendar and Registration

The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster skill, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. These teams can provide immediate assistance to victims in their area, organize spontaneous volunteers who have not had the training, and collect disaster intelligence that will assist professional responders with prioritization and allocation of resources after a disaster. The primary reason for CERT training is to give people the decision making, organizational, and practical skills to offer immediate assistance to family members, neighbors, and others while waiting for help. Read about local CERT trainers and volunteers in the news and view CERT graduate testimonials!

Who Should Attend

This training is intended for adults who are committed to improving the understanding, coordination, collaboration and communication among emergency response agencies and community volunteers. This training is for:
  • Volunteers in Police Service
  • Neighborhood Watch Groups
  • Fire Corps
  • Medical Reserve Corps
  • Faith Community Organizations
  • School Staff
  • Scouting Organizations
  • College Students
  • Transportation Personnel
  • Health & Safety Personnel
  • Security & Loss Prevention Practitioners
  • Forestry Personnel
  • Casino Agencies

Mobile Training Classroom

The Criminal Justice Center for Innovation at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance to purchase a trailer to serve as a mobile teaching classroom to support the instructors in bringing the CERT Program to our communities.

As Marty Menghini, Volunteer Brown County CERT Coordinator, states: "The addition of FVTC's CERT trailer will prove to be an invaluable asset to Brown County's CERT program, both in terms of assisting basic and proficiency training of CERT members, and providing an additional resource for a real time event."


For questions regarding CERT or to schedule the training in your community, contact Lisa Bell (phone: 920-993-5258.)

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   Kari Moon

   Last Modified:
   8/24/2011 12:24:07 PM