Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)



The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the 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. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.

This free online training is a hybrid version of CERT training approved by the National CERT Association and the State of Georgia.  Registration is required and is available to the citizens of DeKalb county.


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For more information or to request CERT training for groups, submit an email request to:



Pictures of DeKalb County CERT in action, extinguishing a fire, working as a team on a scene, sitting in a classroom, and assisting the injured evacuate.