The New Hanover County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program’s mission is to assist citizens in becoming self-sufficient for up to 96 hours following a disaster and to help educate the general public to do the same.
The primary objective of the CERT Program is to train New Hanover County citizens to assist their families and neighbors in a disaster. CERT basic training helps individuals learn self-sufficiency for themselves and their families, and personal responsibility is important in any disaster situation. Citizens who are trained in caring safely and promptly for themselves, their families, and their neighbors place less demand on the first responders.
The next CERT Program will take place in spring 2019, and will begin on March 21. View a copy of the schedule here. Citizens can register by calling the county’s Emergency Management staff at 910-798-6900.