Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

CERT Basic Training Fall 2021

Thank you for your interest in the Fall 2021 CERT Basic Training!  The program is open to anyone 18 or older who lives, works, or owns a business in the City of Alexandria.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community to address hazards that may impact the City of Alexandria and to respond to emergency situations.  Learn basic disaster response skills such as damage assessment after a disaster, triage and giving first aid to survivors, extinguishing small fires, performing light search and rescue, and providing much needed assistance in times of crisis.  When emergencies happen, CERT volunteers can give critical support to first responders by providing immediate assistance to survivors and organizing volunteers at a disaster site. CERT volunteers can also participate in non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

You MUST REGISTER before attending class. The deadline to sign up for the CERT Basic Training class is Monday, September 6.  Class details will be sent on Tuesday, September 7.

Participants are required to attend all classes and the final exercises in order to graduate. Classes are on Zoom Thursday evenings, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Add all the class dates to your calendar.

September 9, 2021

September 16, 2021

September 23, 2021

September 30, 2021

October 7, 2021

October 14, 2021

October 21, 2021

Skills exercises and graduation will be held Saturday, October 23, 8:30 am – 1 pm. This will take place in-person at an outdoor venue.

If you are unable to attend these classes, another course will be held in the Spring 2022.

For specific questions please contact Ray Whatley at ray.whatley@alexandriava.gov or 703-746-5266.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail ray.whatley@alexandriava.gov or call 703-746-5266.

We look forward to you joining Alexandria CERT!

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