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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's Fire Marshal's Office 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 https://training.fema.gov 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 https://training.fema.gov and search IS-100 Introduction to Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Go to https://training.fema.gov and search IS-700.An Introduction to the National Incident Management

Coconut Creek CERT Truck