Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), is a FEMA program that teaches community members like you how to prepare and respond when a major event strikes. In a disaster when resources are overwhelmed such as a major earthquake or storm, it may take responders several hours to several days to assist community members. 

CERT gives you and your neighbors the skills to help one another until additional help arrives. Learn how to assess the danger of a situation, put out small fires, do basic search and rescue, triage patients, provide first aid, prepare your home and much more! Are you already a Bothell CERT? Register here and help Bothell continue to be a prepared and resilient community!

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Fall Bothell CERT Course

Registration is now OPEN for City of Bothell's free, virtual CERT Course. Classes will be held September 22 - October 27, 2021. Participants must complete the following three components to pass the class: 

Online, Self-Paced University of Utah Course
Weekly Virtual City of Bothell CERT Meetings, September 22 - October 27
Two In-Person Classes - Dates to Be Determined*


Weekly Virtual Meeting Dates

Bothell CERT meetings will be held Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. via Microsoft Teams. It is important for participants to attend both the evening class meetings and complete the self-paced online classes. 

September 22Disaster Preparedness and Terrorism 
September 29CERT Organization and Disaster Psychology
October 6Disaster Medical 1
October 13Disaster Medical 2
October 20Fire Safety and Utilities 
October 27Light Search and Rescue