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  • Community Emergency Response Team

    What is CERT? "People Helping People"

    CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) prepares citizens to meet their own needs as well as the needs of family members, neighbors and co-workers in the event of an emergency. The Pima County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security collaborates with cities, towns, Tribal Nations, fire districts and volunteer fire departments, hospitals and other private and public agencies in Pima County to coordinate and promote this CERT training to businesses, neighborhoods and citizens throughout the county. CERT training is free to the public.

    Following a disaster, First Responders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for these services. Number of victims, communication failures, and road blockages may prevent people from accessing emergency services they have come to expect. Citizens may have to rely on each other for help in order to meet their immediate life saving and life sustaining needs.

    Register / How Do I Begin?

    There are many CERT programs in Pima County. Individuals wanting to join an existing group or to sign up for training may contact any of the CERT programs listed below for more information. 

    Groups wanting to start a new team or CERT program should use the guidelines listed on the FEMA website.  If you have questions or need more information about starting a CERT program please call the Pima County Office of Emergency Management at (520) 724-9300.

    There is no fee for CERT training.
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