CERT - Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team program helps train people to be more ready to react to an emergency in their area.

CERT training includes emergency readiness, stopping a small fire, basic medical help, and light search and rescue operations.

Using the training, these people can help others in their area or workplace while people are waiting for fire fighters, police or medical staff to get there. During emergencies, CERT members can help fire fighters, police or medical staff. They can also give help to people who may need it and organize other helpers at an emergency site. They also can help with non-emergency projects that help better area safety. CERT programs welcome individuals of all abilities.

See below for a current list of NC CERT Programs. Last updated 7/21/2021.

Upcoming events:
July 21 - August 14: CERT Basic Training Class, Asheville
July 29: NC CERT Forum for Program Managers
Aug 21: CERT Basic Training Hands-on Skills Class, New Bern
Sep 24 - 26: CERT Basic Training Class, Apex
Oct 5 - Nov 13: CERT Basic Training Class, Wilmington
Oct 15 - 17: CERT Basic Training Class, Elkin
Oct 22 - 24: CERT Basic Training Class, Fayetteville

Past Events:
January 28, 2021: NC CERT Forum for All Volunteers, recording of meeting
March 25, 2021: NC CERT Forum for Program Managers, recording of meeting
May 26, 2021: NC CERT Forum for All Volunteers, recording of meeting

Contact:
Samantha Royster
NC CERT Program Manager, NCEM, 1636 Gold Star Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-825-2288
Email: Samantha.Royster@ncdps.gov

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