Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT LogoFor those people interested in taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects, the City of Naperville will again offer its Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program.


The next series of CERT classes will take place in spring 2015. Classes will take place on Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Saturday, May 2. All classes take place at Fire Station No. 4, 1971 Brookdale Road from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. with the exception of the May 2 class, which runs from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. that day. All registration forms are due by Wednesday, March 25.


CERT offers basic disaster response training skills in such areas as fire safety, light search and rescue, first aid, disaster medical operations and team organization, among many others. The purpose of the program is to better prepare citizens within the community should emergency situations arise.

Once participants complete the 17-hour program, they will be qualified to assist their neighborhoods or workplaces in cases of emergency when professional first responders cannot make it to the scene.


Participants must be 18 years of age and must either live or be employed in the City of Naperville. Interested parties should download the CERT Registration Form (PDF) and Hold Harmless Request (PDF) and submit both to:

Dan Nelson
Emergency Management Coordinator
Office of Emergency Management
1380 Aurora Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540

Limited space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, please contact Dan Nelson by phone at (630) 420-6009 or via e-mail at