Douglas County Emergency Management periodically provides Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings.
This training course includes information on Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Terrorism, Team Organization and other related safety areas. At the conclusion of the training you may register to become a CERT Volunteer or you may just take this training for educational purposes. Authorized CERT Volunteers provide support to first responders and other agencies during a disaster and at community events as directed by Emergency Management.
Anyone over the age of eighteen (18) is welcome to register. Registrants must attend all sessions to graduate and receive a certificate. The course is free, but registration is required to participate in the training.
For more information, contact Kate Dinneen, CERT Coordinator.
Here’s an overview of what you can expect when you take the Weekend CERT class.
Registration for the Spring 2024 CERT Weekend Class is open. This class will take place in Lawrence from Aril 19-21. Fill out the form below to register for the April class.