Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), is a FEMA program that teaches community members like you how to prepare and respond when a major event strikes. In a disaster when resources are overwhelmed such as a major earthquake or storm, it may take responders several hours to several days to assist community members. 

CERT gives you and your neighbors the skills to help one another until additional help arrives. Learn how to assess the danger of a situation, put out small fires, do basic search and rescue, triage patients, provide first aid, prepare your home and much more! Are you already a Bothell CERT? Let us know and join us in helping Bothell continue to be a prepared and resilient community!

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Fall Bothell CERT Course

Registration is now closed for City of Bothell's free, virtual CERT Course. Classes will be held October 14 - December 2. Participants must complete the following three components to pass the class: 

Online, Self-Paced University of Utah Course
Weekly Virtual City of Bothell CERT Meetings, October 14 - December 2
Two In-Person Classes - Dates to Be Determined*


Registration is now closed.

Weekly Virtual Meeting Dates

Bothell CERT meetings will be held Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. Wednesday meetings are mandatory, and must be attended in order to pass. There will be no meetings on November 11 or the week of Thanksgiving.

October 14Disaster Preparedness and Terrorism 
October 21CERT Organization and Disaster Psychology
October 28Disaster Medical 1
November 4Disaster Medical 2
November 18Fire Safety and Utilities 
December 2Light Search and Rescue