Upcoming CERT Training
It is tentatively scheduled to be held at the new Holley-Navarre Fire Department training facility. However, the location may change to an alternate location within the Navarre area. All registered students will be notified if a change is neccessary.
Those wanting to attend training need to pre-register. This CERT class is posted on the state SertTrac website The link is:
Friday, February 25, 1800 – 2100
Saturday, February 26, 0800 – 1700
Sunday, February 27, 1300 – 1700
Friday, March 4, 1800 – 2100
Saturday, March 5, 0800 – 1700
Sunday, March 6, 1230 – 1600 (End of course field exercise)
What's a typical class consist of?
A typical training session consists of learning about emergency medical operations, light search and rescue, fire safety, disaster preparedness, communications, team work, and much, much more. The class takes place over the course of two weekends, and culminates in a "live" exercise (a simulated disaster) and a brief graduation ceremony.
Are there any prerequisites?
Only one - FEMA's Independent Study course IS-317: Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams, which is taken online free of charge. The completion certificate for IS-317 should be brought to the first class session, or e-mailed (you will be given an email address the first night of class).
What is the cost for this training?
As stated earlier, there is NO COST for the prerequisite or class. Only a desire to learn and attendance at all six sessions is required.
Are there any obligations?
Once you complete the training, there is no obligation to join Navarre CERT or any other CERT team. Completion of the course simply qualifies you to be part of any Community Emergency Response Team in the country should you choose to. However, you will want to keep your skills up to date, so it would be a very good idea to join a local CERT team soon after graduation. Along with Navarre, there are other teams in our area as well as nationwide.
For more information about the CERT program, you can visit https://www.ready.gov/community-emergency-response-team.