Salt Lake City

Emergency Management

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Community Emergency Response Team

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people 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 the training learned in the classroom during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Watch FEMA’s video to learn more

In Person Classes Are Back!

Registration for May 2024 classes are now open. To register, please click here.

Classes will run for 7 weeks from 6-9pm and will be located at Salt Lake City Fire Training Division (1600 S. Industrial Road, Salt Lake City, UT 84104).

For more information, contact Tess Alexander

(E: / P: 385-444-1311)

Topics Covered in the Online Modules

Module 1: Disaster Preparedness

What is a disaster’s impact on our city’s infrastructure? What structural and non-structural hazards exist in buildings, and what is the role of CERT members during a disaster?

Module 2: Fire Suppression and Terrorism and CERT

Disaster Suppression – Discovering and reducing potential fire hazards in your home and work place, and strategies and techniques used to extinguish small fires. Terrorism and CERT – Describes the different types of terrorism threats and what you and your community need to do in case of terrorist attacks

Module 3: Disaster Medical Operation 1

Treatment for life threatening conditions, the 3 “killers” in a disaster, how and why we “Triage” or sort patients

Module 4: Disaster Medical Operation 2

Head-to-toe assessment of victims, treatment of fractures, laceration, sprains, burns, and other injures, and setting up treatment area

Module 5: Light Search and Rescue

Light Search and Rescue – Search and Rescue priorities, how to do size up, and how lifting and cribbing is done with safety in mind

Module 6: Disaster Psychology and Team Organization

Psychology and Organization – How to recognize and respond to post disaster emotional reactions of victims and rescuers. How to organize your areas and document response actions

Module 7: Course Reviews and Disaster Simulation Exercise

Putting Knowledge and Skills into Practice – In a group setting students are taken through final evaluations to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities gained throughout the course.

CERT online Training is here!

Salt Lake City Emergency Management is now offering the classroom portion of CERT training online. Study at your pace, anywhere and, anytime. To take the online CERT course, please register here.

Once you have completed the online course, please register for the hands on practical here.

Please note, if there is not an option for a practical listed on the site, then a date has yet to be determined.

¡CERT en español!

Las clases también son en línea

Entra aqui para comenzar tu CURSO DE CERT

Para obtener más información, llámenos al 801-201-7425.

Un CERT es un grupo de personas organizadas como un equipo de vecindario que recibe capacitación especial para mejorar sus aptitudes a fin de reconocer una emergencia importante o una catástrofe, responder ante dicha situación y recuperarse de ella. Los equipos son capacitados por profesionales de auxilio en áreas que los ayudarán a cuidarse y cuidar a otras personas antes, durante y después de una emergencia importante. En carácter de equipo organizado, pueden brindar servicios vitales en ausencia del personal de auxilio o mientras se aguarda su llegada y generalmente también brindan asistencia luego del arribo de éstos. Source – Arlington CERT

Staff Members


Anthony Moncur
Bilingual English/Español
(801) 915- 0231
Larry Love
Bilingual English/Español
(801) 898-6003
Adam Cooter
(801) 674-5571