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Please join our QUAD CITY Community Emergency Response Team

You Can’t Predict…But You Can Prepare

The QUAD CITY Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a training program that allows civilians and government employees to take the necessary steps in an emergency to save lives.  The QUAD CITY CERT team consists of the communities of Brooklyn Heights, Independence, Seven Hills and Valley View but training is open to everyone. Only residents of these cities join the QUAD CITY CERT team but certification applies to all.


During an emergency situation, our first responders, who provide fire and medical services, may not be able to meet the demand for these services.  Overwhelming number of victims, phone service disrupted and streets blocked will prevent people from accessing Emergency Services. We will have to rely on each other for help in order to meet immediate lifesaving and life sustaining needs. Our CERT volunteers can assist others following these events.


CERTs are not intended to replace a community’s response capability, but rather, to serve as an important supplement to it during emergencies when response capabilities are spread thin.

The training program is an all risk, all-hazard training; hands-on and realistic. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. CERT members receive 24
training hours (one Wednesday evening a week for 8 weeks.

CERT training is provided free of charge to anyone 14 or over. (Ages 14 to 17 will be required to have parental consent). 24 hours of service credit will be given to students.  High school students from the four QUAD CITY communities can also apply for our college scholarships.

The CERT Program trains you in basic disaster response skills:

#1 – Introduction, Disaster Awareness

#2 – Fire Safety

#3 – Disaster Medical Operations (Session 1)

#4 – Disaster Medical Operations (Session 2)

#5 – Light Search & Rescue Operations

#6 – Team Organization

#7 – Disaster Psychology & Terrorism

#8 – Review and Graduation

To register:  Please email Mary at to request an application.