Emergency Services

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERT Logo for York County

CERT training, as defined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for qualified CERT instructors to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area. In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, these individuals would provide assistance to their community if emergency services were delayed in response.

CERT backpack and response tools

York County currently has more than 40 certified CERT Instructors and over 1000 CERT team members. Classes are conducted on the basis of demand. Each member who graduates from the class receives a CERT backpack full of response tools.

CERT logo

To request CERT classes in your area, contact Bill James at 717-840-2990 or wrjames@ycdes.org.

For more info, view the CERT Brochure (.pdf).

 

Upcoming classes:

There are no classes scheduled at this time. Please check back often for updates.