CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)

Since 2009, the department has sponsored a civilian-based Community Emergency Response Team. The team is comprised of interested residents who desire to become involved with emergency response, and who wish to offer assistance when dealing with disastrous situations in effort to return stability back to our community. Members of this 20-person team receive specialized training in disaster preparedness, fire safety, medical triage & disaster medical operations, search & rescue, and terrorism preparedness & response. As the Fire Department is responsible for the Emergency Operations of the City, the CERT team stands ready as a prepared group to assist in times of resource limitations and response overload.