Community Emergency Response Team

IS-0317A: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams. It has six modules with topics that include an Introduction to CERT, Fire Safety, Hazardous Material and Terrorist Incidents, Disaster Medical Operations, and Search and Rescue. It takes between six and eight hours to take the course. Those successfully finishing it will receive a certification of completion from FEMA.

To become a CERT volunteer, one must complete the classroom training offered by North Port CERT. FEMA's 21-hour basic CERT training is presented here in North Port one to two times per year. Seven modules each lasting two and half hours are scheduled over four Saturdays. The last day of class is a field exercise to practice the skills learned in the classroom. Day-long refresher classes are offered at least twice per year to keep existing members current with their training. Additional training sessions are held on a monthly basis. We are committed to making this program widespread throughout the City of North Port, and look forward to our Team training courses.

View the North Port CERT brochure(PDF, 593KB)