Emergency volunteers carrying supplies

Raleigh Community Emergency Response Team

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's well-trained volunteers free up professional responders during a disaster, so they can focus on more complex tasks. 

We welcome individuals of all abilities.

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.

How to Join Raleigh CERT

To join the Raleigh's CERT Team first you:

  1. Register: Have to register with the North Carolina TERMS (Training - Exercise - Response Management System). Register.
  2. Online Training: After you have registered With NC TERMS you will have complete the online CERT Basic Training Class.
  3. Submit Completion Certificate: After you have completed the online training course then you will have to email your certificate of completion of the CERT Basic Training Class to the NC CERT Program Manager
  4. Hands-on Training: Then you will be eligible to attend the hands-on training course to course. View more information on hands on training course 

After you have completed the online CERT Basic Training Class and the hands on training course you will be eligible to join Raleigh's CERT Program.

For more information email Lt. Hubbard.



Lemuel Hubbard
Raleigh Fire Department
RFD CERT Liaison  


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