CERT class 2010Eastern Idaho Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is dedicated to assisting others in their communities following a disaster. Team members are educated and trained in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

CERT training is free and promotes a partnership between emergency services and the people they serve in their individual communities. CERT members can help those in their immediate area following an event when professional responders are not immediately available.

CERT members maintain and refine their skills by participating in exercises and activities. They can also volunteer for projects that improve community emergency preparedness.

UPCOMING CERT TRAINING -  Starts Sept. 28 for 8 weeks

To take CERT Basic Training:

First:  Click here to register


Second: Complete BOTH forms below and bring them to the first day of class: 

After having registered we will email more information as we near close to the start date.  The information you provide stays local with the CERT program.  None of your information is provided to FEMA or other federal agency.

Idaho Preparedness Expo / Emergency Preparedness Fair
September 23rd, 2017, 10 am – 3:30 pm
Madison High School in Rexburg.  
Thousands of dollars in door prizes will be given away.  Scouts can complete the majority of their Emergency Preparedness required merit badge as they attend and participate. For more information go to https://www.idahoprepare.com/

Ham radio operators needed. A basic ham radio course will begin Tuesday, September 19, at 6:00pm at the Madison County Fire Station in Rexburg (26 N. Center Street, Rexburg, ID 83440) Classes will be taught in four sessions, September 19, 21, 26, and 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.  For more information go to http://rexburghams.org

Regional Exercise - May 11, 10am - 2pm - Madison Memorial Hospital
(Come for the time you can; just be sure to check in and out at the green CERT tent).

CERT Emergency Communication’s Class
Saturday, April 8, 2017 10am-1pm Sugar City, Idaho
All CERT members or prospective members are invited.
Please attend even if radio is your second language.
Topics covered:
  • Role of CERT in Emergency Communications (i.e. Teams, Incident Commander, Emergency Operations Center)
  • Communication Plans (documenting roles and establishing protocols)
  • Communication Modes (runners, landline telephones, cell phones, two-way radios, computer, satellite phones, etc.)
  • Basic Radio Anatomy (off-on switch, volume control, PPT-push to talk, antenna, speaker, microphone, battery, channel selector, channel monitor, headset input jack, privacy line selector, lock button, transmit call tone selection, monitor button, ring tone selector, power setting selector, etc.)
  • Communications Operations (table top exercise, tactical call signs, phonetic alphabet and field exercise)
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See CALENDAR below for upcoming training opportunities.

Click on a county below to find out more about each community’s program.