Regular offerings of Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings are returning to Kitsap County. After many years of providing community members the opportunity to learn the vital skills and teamwork essential to assist and provide support in an emergency or disaster, the trainings were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The class will be held on three weeknight evenings and two Saturdays in the month of June.

CERT members are 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 open to any person in Kitsap County over the age of 18. The class size is limited and registration in advance is required. All sessions must be attended to complete the course. You can register by sending an email to:

Training Schedule

Unit 1  – Disaster Prep/CERT Intro                                         Thursday, June 1        6pm – 8:30pm

Unit 2 – CERT Organization                                                      Wednesday, June 7    6pm – 8pm

Unit 3 & 4 – Disaster Medical/Triage                                     Saturday, June 10      9am – 4:00pm

Unit 8 – Terrorism & CERT                                                       Tuesday, June 20        6pm – 8pm

Unit 5 – Disaster Psychology                                                   Tuesday, June 27        6pm – 8pm

Unit 6 & 7 – Fire & Utilities/Light Search & Rescue            Saturday, July 8       9am – 4pm

Unit 9 – Final Exam and Drill                                                  Tuesday, July 15        6pm – 8pm

Weeknight classes will be held at the Suquamish Educational Center 15838 Sandy Hook Road, Poulsbo.  Saturday classes will be held at our Emergency Management Campus 8900 Imperial Way SW in Bremerton (across the highway from the Bremerton airport.)

CERT trainees praticing life saving skills