The CERT team is composed of community-minded volunteers who are interested in assisting the city and their neighbors before, during, and after a disaster. To become a CERT member, you must attend a city-funded 5-week CERT Academy. CERT members are trained by Coconut Creek Fire Rescue and the team consists of over 100 members. Throughout the year the CERT team assists the city with first-aid during city-run events.

How do I join CERT?

Volunteers interested in CERT can click here to fill out a form or you could send an email with "CERT Member" in the subject line. Please include your full name, address, subdivision and phone number.

Recent Coconut Creek CERT Events

Butterfly 5K
Broward College Campus Safety Day
CERT Regional Drill

Recommended FEMA Training for Interested CERT Members

Anyone interested in CERT can take the independent study course offered by FEMA. The course is between six and eight hours and serves as an introduction to CERT. This course does not certify you to become a CERT volunteer.

  • Go to and search for IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams

Required FEMA Training for New CERT Members

These classes need to be completed prior to the completion of the CERT course. The classes take approximately 2 hours and can be accessed through the following website:

  • Go to and search IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Go to and search IS-700.An Introduction to the National Incident Management

Coconut Creek CERT Truck

CERT Command Vehicle

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