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. When you are trained, you are far more equipped to deal with your circumstances without needing aid from outside sources.
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.
If you think CERT is right for you there is a CERT Academy coming up in the Spring! The CERT Academy Application Link will get you started. Just Click on the CERT logo below, fill out the form and we will contact you and let you know the details of the Academy. 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.