City of Marion


Many people across our state and country have asked how they can play a role in making our country a stronger, safer and healthier place to live, work and raise a family. The first step in doing this begins at home, in our neighborhoods and communities. By building stronger, safer and healthier neighborhoods, we in turn build a more secure nation.

This security can be accomplished through the CERT program. CERT provides volunteers with the training in emergency preparedness and basic disaster response techniques so that they can take an active part in the safety of their families and the people in their neighborhood, work place or schools in a time of crisis.

CERT members can help their community prepare, endure and recover; in the event of either manmade or natural disasters by using their training obtained with the cooperation of local emergency organizations such as law enforcement, EMS, fire departments and volunteer groups. The CERT members respond only when requested and the program is not meant to replace existing emergency organization, but to supplement them in the event of a disaster.

Training will consist of Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety and Utilities, Disaster Medical 1 and 2, Light Search and Rescue, CERT Organization, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and CERT.