Why should I get involved in CERT?  

In the event of a catastrophic disaster, you and your family, as well as your community may be on your own for a period of time due to the size of the area affected.

     Emergency services personnel will not be able to help everyone immediately because of the time it takes to set up and prepare an organized response to the disaster.  You, your family and your community may need to rely on your own resources, (food, water, medical treatment and shelter) for several days or longer.

You can make a difference by being prepared.


     C.E.R.T. training prepares you to help yourself, your family, and your neighbors during these emergencies. Training topics include personal preparedness, fire safety, search and rescue, and basic medical operations. 

CERT Basic Course Training — 2020

Saturday Classes 

Spring - April 25/May 2  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Fall - October 10 & 17  9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Registration coming soon!

All classes are free and include a light breakfast, lunch, and snacks


Training is held at:

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Building

1632 Linden Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49507

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