CERT – Community Emergency Response Team

What is CERT?

CERT members are community volunteers trained in basic response skills by emergency personnel. CERT members are prepared to save lives, prevent the spread of disease, and protect themselves, their families, and their community in the event of a disaster.

What does a CERT member do?

Once trained, CERT members are included in the emergency response for their area.

What does a CERT member learn?

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Fire suppression
  • Medical operations
  • Preparation and response to infectious disease outbreaks, biological terrorist attacks, and more.

After CERT members complete their training, they are recognized in their communities with a formal graduation ceremony. They receive an equipment bag to assist them if called upon during times of crises.  The bag contains a hard hat, goggles, dust masks, work gloves, flashlight, identification vest, baseball cap, and a utility tool. It is a proud moment for all CERT volunteers.

How do I become a member of CERT ?

Complete and return the online registration form as directed here. (148KB, 2-page PDF)
If you are unable to send the form as directed, print and complete the form manually. Send to the address on the form.

For more information about CERT

Call or email Jackie Weber: 952-563-8779 or [email protected]

For more information, contact:

Bloomington Public Health Division
1900 West Old Shakopee Road, Bloomington, MN 55431
PH: 952-563-8900 V/TTY
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.