Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) / Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NET)

Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) educate 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/NET members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT/NET members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Use the links below to learn more about CERT/NET programs in the Portland area and sign up for an upcoming training:

Portland NET Program

Clackamas County

Clackamas Fire District

Clark County

Clark Regional CERT Program

Columbia County

Columbia County Citizen Corps

Multnomah County

Corbett Neighborhood Emergency Response Team (NERT)

Multnomah County CERT

Washington County

Beaverton CERT

Hillsboro CERT  

Tigard CERT