Community Emergency Response Team

Community Emergency Response Team CERTCommunity Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program helps train people to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities.

When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

The CERT course is taught in the community by a trained team of first responders who have completed a CERT Train-the-Trainer course conducted by their state training office for emergency management or FEMA's Emergency Management Institute (EMI). CERT training includes disaster preparedness, disaster fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations and light search and rescue operations.

CERT Victim Carry TrainingApplicant Requirements

  • All interested applicants must complete the Mansfield Fire Department CERT application and Background check.
  • All members must be at least age 18 and pass a background check.

The CERT Team receives additional training in first aid, disaster response, search and rescue techniques and much more.

If you are interested in gathering additional information regarding this program, please contact our Office of Emergency Management at 817-276-4782.

CERT Class Sign Up

Learn how you can be better prepared for disasters and serve your community.  Sign up for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training.  The class will be held on Saturdays, October 7, 14, and 21, 2023.  The first two Saturdays will be 8hrs of training each day and the third Saturday will be a disaster exercise from 8 am-1 pm.  Learn how to take care of your family and your neighbors during a disaster and assist your community during times of need.

To register for the class, fill out the online form.   To get more information please email Mansfield Office of Emergency Management at