Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer Course

Don't just volunteer to help pitch in, help teach others "how to" by taking the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Train-the-Trainer Course.  In a large scale emergency or disaster, often those first on the scene to render aid and organize response efforts are friends, family and neighbors.  The foundation of a strong community ability to respond to a disaster in an organized and prepared way is via a Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, training.  You can learn more about CERT online at  To get in touch with your local CERT in Colorado, look their contact info online at

To support CERT development at the local level, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI) is hosting a CERT Train-the-Trainer Course to prepare participants to deliver FEMA's CERT Basic Training Course.

There are a number of dates available for the training in 2011 and 2012 and each class will be hosted at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD.  If you are interested in applying for the course, contact DEM's Training Officer, Robyn Knappe, at or at (720) 852-6617.  Robyn can help walk you through the application process, will serve as your State contact to handle your application to EMI.

For more information on the course, dates for registration and application instructions see the CERT Train-the-Trainer Info Flyer.