Community Emergency Response Team

Join the Community Emergency Response Team

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training educates individuals about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT volunteers can assist others in their community following a disaster when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT volunteers are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in emergency preparedness projects.

The program

The program is designed to be practical, interesting, and fun. While the program is interactive, there are no special physical requirements to participate in the program. Everyone is welcome to participate!

  • For more information about the CERT program, call 3-1-1 from Hampton or 757-727-8311 from your cell phone or from outside the city. You can also send an email to our office.
  • To register, submit an application form here.

The CERT program is an official Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) program. Certificates of Completion are issued to participants at the end of the program.