The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
The ten week program is available free of charge and meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights from Jan. 14 through March 4, 2014. Final Drill will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday,  March 8.
Class size is limited to 26 so enroll early.
Classes begin at 7 p.m. on Jan.  14 at Johnson County Fire District No. 1, 490 New Century Parkway New Century, KS 66031
For more information please contact: Del Sawyer at (913)244-6150 or email More information can also be found online at or on the Facebook page. Search for “Southwest Johnson County CERT.”
The CERT classes are sponsored by the Johnson County Fire District No. 1.