CERT

A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a FEMA program used by municipalities all over the country to learn, practice, and promote emergency preparedness and resiliency in their communities.CERT members are trained to safely respond to an emergency on the family, neighborhood, and community level, and can provide assistance when first responders are unavailable.

What is Beaverton CERT?

  • A free, community-based, all-volunteer program funded by the City of Beaverton
  • 500 members strong, and growing
  • Eligible to join if you have a Beaverton address or live within the boundaries of the Beaverton School District

Join Beaverton CERT by Completing the Basic Training Class


The Basic Training Class lasts 7-weeks and is offered every spring and fall on Wednesday nights, 6-9 pm, followed by a final graduation exercise on Saturday, 8 am–12 pm.

Beaverton CERT Activities

Once you graduate from CERT Basic Training, you have the option to participate as little or as often as you choose. There are many paths to explore:

  • Practice and refine your skills, such as: crowd management, light search & rescue, team organization, disaster medical operations, psychological first aid, radio communications.
  • Educate the public on emergency preparedness through community events and presentations at schools, high-occupancy dwellings and civic groups.
  • Provide assistance, upon request, with planned events and emergency situations for partners such as the Beaverton PD, THPRD, and the Beaverton School District.
  • Connect with other CERTs in your neighborhood and network with CERTs across the organization at regular meetings.
Come Join Us and Support Your Community!