Hamilton County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

What is CERT?
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community. 
Hamilton County CERT
  • CERT Teams have been in Hamilton County since the early 2000s, primarily based in municipalities, and sponsored by Fire Departments.  The present Program was started in November 2010
  • There are over 250 trained CERT volunteers believed to reside in the County
  • Interest groups: Damage Assessment, Amateur (ham) radio, Medical Unit, Command/General Staff positions and support
  • Local teams: Carmel, Cicero, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield


If you are interested in becoming a member of CERT, please fill out the membership application and other documents below and return by email to Jon Baldwin

CERT Training

  • Open to the Public
  • Free basic disaster response skills training
  • Upon completion of training course. Receive a CERT backpack with basic disaster response equipment - $175 value
  • Watch CERT in Action video
  • To register for upcoming CERT training or for more information about CERT email CERT@hamiltoncounty.in.gov
CERT Flyer 2018