About CERT

CERT stands for Community Emergency Response Team.  It is about readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and the CERT mantra: "Do the most good for the most people."

CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency situations where citizens initially will be on their own and their actions can make a difference.

Citizens can be trained to manage utilities, put out small fires, provide basic first aid, search for and rescue victims safely, and organize themselves and other spontaneous volunteers into an effective group.

Who Is Navarre CERT?

Navarre CERT is a group of volunteers dedicated to preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation of disasters, especially hurricanes, in Navarre and the surrounding South Santa Rosa County Area. Our members have differing degrees of experience and training in several areas of emergency response. They include people like retired firefighters and paramedics to homemakers to "desk jockeys", male and female, young and older.

What Do We Do?

Navarre CERT members assist the community in various ways using their training in order to be prepared to help their families, neighbors and community in case of a disaster. Some volunteer to distribute disaster preparedness information. Others volunteer to assist in various ways at community events, such as Navarre FunFest. Many of our members have received training in running a Volunteer Reception Center, which the County may open after a major disaster.

Is There A Cost Involved?

There are no fees involved to be a member of Navarre CERT...only your time and a desire to help your community.  We are a not-for-profit corporation, incorporated in the State of Florida, and have been granted tax-exempt status by the IRS under section 501(c)(3).

When Do You Meet?

We have monthly meetings on the last Wednesday of every month (except for November and December).  They are from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Holley-Navarre Senior Association Center. This is located at 8476 Gordon Goodin Lane, across the street from the Navarre Library.

How Do I Find Out More or Sign Up?

Click on the Training link to find out what training is involved.  You can sign up for our next class here.