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The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates citizens 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 and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.

Community Emergency Response Team

2024 Session-CANCELLED

Following a major disaster, police, fire, and medical professionals may not be able to fully meet the demand of those in need. People will have to rely on each other to meet immediate lifesaving and life sustaining needs.

CERT Team members assist emergency services agencies in public safety events and critical incidents. Join the team! For more information, visit

This class is FREE for all participants. Participants must be 17 years old or older. Applicants will be required to complete an application form and a background check. The application may be downloaded using the button below. It does required a notarized signature.

Class Dates:
  • The April 2024 session is CANCELLED.
Raytown Fire District Station #1, 6020 Raytown Trafficway
Curriculum will include:
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Emergency Medical Operations
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • CERT Organization
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism and CERT
  • Disaster Simulation
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