Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Course

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) educates people about disaster preparedness and hazards that may impact their area. The City of Bothell prepares for emergencies every day, however, during a major disaster the scope of the situation may overwhelm conventional emergency services.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Logo

Course Content


CERT prepares citizens to be self-sustaining for the first few days following a disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available. In the CERT course, citizens learn:
  • Disaster medical skills
  • Disaster psychology
  • Fire safety and suppression
  • Search and rescue techniques
  • Team organization
  • Triage skills
The next CERT course will start Fall 2017.

Sample CERT Schedule