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 17-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. 

Participants must

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

The fall 2018 training will take place on the following Wednesdays: September 5, 12, 19, 26 and October 3. The practical exercise will take place Saturday, October 6. The Wednesday trainings take place from 6:45 to 9:45 p.m. in the training room of the Electric Service Center, 1392 Aurora Ave., and the Saturday training will take place at Fire Station No. 4, 1971 Brookdale Road.

Interested parties should download the CERT Registration Form (PDF) and Hold Harmless Request (PDF) and submit both to the address listed on the registration form. Limited space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.