Fairfax County CERT

Community Emergency Response Team

Welcome to the Fairfax County CERT Homepage

The Fairfax County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program prepares citizens to safely help themselves, their families, and their communities during major emergencies where first responders are delayed.  During CERT training, experienced instructors from the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department and CERT volunteers teach disaster response skills, such as fire suppression, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. In hands-on training, classroom learning, and realistic exercises, CERTs learn how to prepare for disasters, and if a disaster occurs, what to do until professional first responders arrive. CERTs deploy only during major disasters of such large scale that normal emergency services are overwhelmed (for example, earthquakes or major storms that produce mass casualties), and only to help their neighborhoods and local communities.

About CERT

CERT supplies

Discover what and who CERT is

Are you prepared?

Do you have what it takes to survive a disaster? Are you sure?

CERT Basic Training

Get training and become part of the Team! Find when & where the next CERT training opportunity is.

FF CERT Social Media

Page of snapshots of our Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and our blog

Victim Actor Sign-up

Victim Actors are needed for CERT and other training throughout the county. YOU can see first hand this training!

Local Condition Reports

Monitoring multiple status maps and account around the county and larger area.


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