FairfaxCountyCERT.org

The Fairfax County Community Emergency Response Team

The Fairfax County Community Emergency Response Team

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

covid-19 / CORONAVIRUS resources

World Health Organization

World Heath Organization

Fairfax County Health Dept.

Center for Disease Control

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Center for Disease Control

Fairfax County Health Dept.

Center for Disease Control

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Fairfax County Health Dept.

Fairfax County Health Dept.

Fairfax County Health Dept.

What is 'CERT'?

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a program to engage citizens in making their community safer, more prepared, and more resilient when incidents occur. CERT is a partnership between the Federal and Fairfax County Governments and is managed by the Fire and Rescue Department. The training prepares people to help themselves, their families, and their communities in case of major disasters when first responders are delayed. the CERT mantra: “Do the greatest good for the greatest number”.

How we're sustained

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You can help, whether you're a CERT or not!

While a large portion of our funding regularly comes from government budgeting and grants, we can't rely on that to cover all of our very active operations. We always appreciate help from the public, and if you're interested in donating to our cause, we have a verified 501-c3, where YOU can be the hero of our operations. The dollar can be the most powerful tool in any crisis.

FairaxCERTassociation.org

When and where is the training?

When and where is the training?

When and where is the training?

Classes are held at the Fairfax County Fire and

Rescue Academy located at 4600 West Ox Road in Fairfax. Classes are also taught at locations throughout the county, by request, from homeowner associations, companies, and other groups. Contact us for more information.

Who are the Trainers?

When and where is the training?

When and where is the training?

CERT training is conducted by Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Instructors and CERT Instructors.

Who can take CERT training?

When and where is the training?

Who can take CERT training?

Anyone who lives or works in Fairfax County and is 18 years of age or older (16 with parent/guardian participation) is eligible to take CERT training.People of varying physical abilities are welcome.

Why Train?

Why train with Fairfax County CERT?

Who can take CERT training?

Be prepared to help during a personal or community-wide incident or disaster. CERT training is challenging and fun, and it is FREE. You will receive a backpack full of personal protective equipment and disaster response supplies.

What will I learn?

Why train with Fairfax County CERT?

Why train with Fairfax County CERT?

In 24 hours of classroom and hands-on training, you will learn:

  • Personal & Family Preparedness
  • Terrorist Response
  • Fire Suppression
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Light Search and Rescue
  • Disaster Psychology & Team Organization

...And much more!

Why train with Fairfax County CERT?

Why train with Fairfax County CERT?

Why train with Fairfax County CERT?

  • Take classes at the Fire Academy, where Fire & Rescue personnel train!
  • Be eligible for advanced training, including: radio communications, HAZMAT awareness,CPR/AED, tourniquets and pressure bandages,and many more classes!
  • Take part in realistic, full-scale disaster drills; practice your skills on volunteer victim actors!
  • Push your personal boundaries! Learn to save lives with duct tape and rags, pull a person from under an 800-pound beam, and use a fire extinguisher!

Upcoming CERT TRAINING courses (on hold due to COVID)

When upcoming classes are scheduled, they will be listed below. Schedule will show the start date for the multi-day course. Visit Volunteer.FairfaxCounty.gov , or contact us to sign up to become aware of future training schedules. 

No upcoming events.