Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Fall 2019 Class

Sign up today for the 2019 CERT fall training class. The basic 20-hour class starts September 18 and continues through October 26. For class dates, times and more information, visit For questions or more information, email

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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. 

Participants must

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

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