How do I Become a CERT Volunteer?

Cleveland Heights CERT volunteers should live and/or work in Cleveland Heights.  All members of the team are required to take a 20-hour training course created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  

This course covers a wide variety of topics including 

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Fire Safety
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Incident Command System
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism   

A background check is required.  After completion of training, volunteers have opportunities to attend regular meetings of the local CERT, participate in disaster simulations, and receive additional instruction from a variety of agencies.       

Information about CERT. For more information on becoming a CERT volunteer, contact the Cleveland Heights Fire Department at 216-291-2673.

C.E.R.T. Application (PDF)

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