Raleigh is Bringing Back the Community Emergency Response Team(CERT)

The Raleigh Fire Department and the NC Department of Public Safety are bringing back Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) to the Raleigh Area. CERT educates individuals about disaster preparedness for 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. 

If you are interested in becoming a CERT volunteer here in Raleigh, make sure to register.  

On Saturday, June 5, 2021, we will be hosting Community Emergency Response Team Basic Training Class at the Raleigh Fire Department’s Keeter Training Center. In order to attend the hands-on training, you must complete the online CERT Basic Training Class. Certificates must be emailed to cert@ncdps.gov by May 15, 2021.

Find out more about Raleigh's CERT program 

Community Emergency Response Teams in Action

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security, initially created under President Jimmy Carter by Presidential Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1978 and implemented by two Executive Orders on April 1, 1979.