Contact Us

In This Department

Topics of Interest

Department Home

More Information

Community Emergency Response Teams

CERT logo

CERT is made up of volunteers from the community, working together for the benefit and safety of the community.

Sooner or later, it could happen − a major emergency right in our community. Now is the time to prepare – but how?

A Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, is a group of local volunteers trained in basic disaster response:

When the unexpected occurs, CERT is there to help alongside local responders.

You can be a CERT volunteer. You can start a CERT team. Young, old, and everyone in between are welcome, wanted and needed.

You don’t take the place of first responders, but you’ve got their backs − during emergencies and as they train and practice for whatever may happen, because sooner or later, something will.

But CERT is more than emergency response; CERT is about building up and protecting communities, and that can happen in all kinds of ways: distributing smoke alarms, staffing first aid booths, or helping the local firefighters fundraise; the list could go on.

Help protect our community and neighbors today. 

Discover all the ways you can get involved: 

Evansville CERT Facebook Page | Evansville Cert Website


New CERT Classes Begin - All Classes will be held at CERT Training Center at 1440 Harmony Way

Tuesday, Oct.  10 –  6:00-9:00 pm and Thursday, Oct. 12, 6:00-9:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct.  17 –  6:00-9:00 pm and Thursday, Oct. 19, 6:00-9:00 pm

Tuesday, Oct.  24 –  6:00-9:00 pm and Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, Oct. 28 –   8:00-11:00 am, Final Exercise, Graduation

Applications are available at the
EMA Office - 3500 N. Harlan

Or you can Phone/Text Robert Weldon, CERT Program Manager at 812-430-4885
or email at