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Community Emergency Response Team

CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

Upcoming CERT Classes

The next CERT class is July 18 to Aug. 29, 2018.

CERT Schedule

  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, 2018
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 25, 2018
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018

Location

Office of Emergency Management
11510 Sunset Gardens SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121

Application

Participants must submit a completed application two weeks before the classes and pass a City-processed background check.

CERT Registration


Contact Information

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, Community Emergency Response Team members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Community Emergency Response Team members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Readiness & Helping

Community Emergency Response Team is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. Community Emergency Response Team is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference.

Through training, citizens can:

  • Manage utilities and put out small fires
  • Treat the three killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock
  • Provide basic medical aid
  • Search for and rescue victims safely, and
  • Organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective

About CERT

Learn more: What Community Emergency Response Team Training Teaches Participants

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Albuquerque's First Graduating CERT Class, February 2006.