The Des Moines County CERT organization is a pool of volunteers who have joined together and have been educated about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the area we live in. They have been trained in basic disaster response skills and are able to give support to the emergency response agencies in the area. CERT volunteers are trained to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors and co-workers until help arrives.
To find out more about CERT review the following links.
View a presentation of what our volunteers from both SKYWARN and CERT accomplished during the last year! This was taken from our Volunteers Awards and Celebration event.
The next class starts Saturday, January 20th 2018.
If you decide that CERT is right for you, the application link will get you started. Just fill out the form and we will contact you when we receive your application. You ARE NOT required to join the team to take advantage of this free training opportunity. Candidates that want to join our team must submit to and pass a background check and interview.