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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Winter Bothell CERT Course

Registration is now closed for City of Bothell's free, virtual CERT Course. Classes will be held January 20 - February 24, 2021. 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, January 20 - February 24
Two In-Person Classes - Dates to Be Determined*

Weekly Virtual Meeting Dates

Bothell CERT meetings will be held Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. It is important for participants to attend both the evening class meetings and complete the self-paced online classes. 

January 20Disaster Preparedness and Terrorism 
January 27CERT Organization and Disaster Psychology
February 3Disaster Medical 1
February 10Disaster Medical 2
February 17Fire Safety and Utilities 
February 24Light Search and Rescue