Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

As a community member, there are many ways in which you can get involved in emergency preparedness and response.

CERT training is FREE and will be taught virtually! For more information, contact our office at

CERT training educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the City of Charlottesville and our surrounding communities.

With this training, 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 our community.