Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
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.
- be 18 years of age and
- either live or be employed in the City of Naperville