Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Welcome to the Vermont Community Emergency Response Team on the web.  We hope you find this site helpful and informative.

CERT Activation

About CERT

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) LogoAs part of the President's Homeland Security plan, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) programs were formed across America.  CERT operates under the Citizen Corps Council. 

The teams are made up of volunteers who are trained by CERT members. Vermont communities are frequently struck by a disaster or events that can affect its citizens in one way or another. These emergency events can impact communications, transportation, utilities, and emergency response capabilities.   In addition, they leave many individuals and neighborhoods cut off from essential and emergency services. CERT members offer support to emergency services by performing smaller tasks like traffic control in order to allow all emergency responders to carry out critical functions.

The mission of the Vermont Emergency Management CERT program is to work in partnership with the state and local public safety agencies and the community to produce a pool of citizens trained in disaster preparedness and response to assist with non-emergency projects to provide information and a safe environment for the communities within the State of Vermont.


  • For more information on CERT teams please contact Vermont Emergency Management at 800-347-0488.


Contact Information

45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-1300
(800) 347-0488
(802) 244-8721
(888) 545-7598 (TTY)

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