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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

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

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 20-hour CERT program, they are qualified to assist their neighborhoods or workplaces in cases of emergency when professional first responders cannot immediately make it to the scene. 

2017 CERT Spring Class Series

The spring 2017 CERT class series will take place on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, March 15 and 22 from 6:45 to 9:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 5, 12 and 19 from 6:45 to 9:45 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Participants must

  • be 18 years of age and
  • either live or be employed in the City of Naperville

The deadline to register for this class series is Wednesday, March 1. To register, interested parties should download the CERT Registration Form (PDF) and Hold Harmless Request (PDF) and submit both to:

Dan Nelson

Emergency Management Coordinator
1380 Aurora Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
TEL: (630) 420-6009 EMAIL:

Limited space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have questions or need more information, email or visit