CERT Programs


If an emergency were to strike, would you know what to do? Would your family and neighbors?  Following a major disaster, first repsonders who provide fire and medical services may not be able to meet the demand for these services.  People will have to rely on each other for help.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) began promoting nathionwide use of the Community Response Team (CERT) concept in 1994.  Since that time, over 500 citizens in Weber County have been trained in CERT emergency response concepts.

The goal is to train citizens in basic emergency repsonse skills and integrate CERT members into the emergency response capability for their area.  CERT courses will benefit anyone who takes the training by better preparing them to respond and cope with emergencies.  The goal of Washington Terrace is to organize a CERT team that would help supplement the city's response capability after a disaster.

Weber County is currently conducting training for CERT volunteers.  Certification requires about 20 hours of training.  Washington Terrace City is recruiting residents to join our team.

If you are interested, or know of someone who may be interested, please contact Amy Rodriguez at (801-395-8283 or amy@washingtonterracecity.org for more information concerning our training opportunities.  The City welcomes all who are interested, including neighborhood groups, church organizations, scouting organizations and clubs.