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DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) is looking for volunteers to help expand their C.E.R.T. (Community Emergency Response Team) program.

Local governments prepare everyday for emergencies.  However during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents can overwhelm conventional emergency services.  Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) is a FREE risk and hazard awareness training available to you through DEMA.  This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family and your immediate community in the event of a major situation in your neighborhood.

C.E.R.T. is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can and do make a difference.  While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the C.E.R.T. program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger, therefore minimizing ones the risk of bodily injury and simply becoming another victim.

You will receive training in the areas of:
* Disaster Preparedness
* Fire Safety
* Medical Operations and Basic First Aid
* Search & Rescue
and much more...

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This course is offered Free of charge to residents of, and those who work in DeKalb County Georgia.  All you need to do is download, complete and return your application to the address included with the form package.


DeKalb Co. C.E.R.T.
Enrollment Package
CERT Application Paperwork
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DEMA offers their C.E.R.T. training course three(3) times per year.  The course is free to residents of, as well as those who work within DeKalb County.  The classes are held one night per week from 7:00 PM  till  9:30 and run for nine(9) consecutive weeks (excluding applicable Holidays).  The "Final Exam" is a Mock Disaster Drill that will put All you have learned to the test.

Classes are held at the DeKalb Co. Fire Rescue Headquarters building, 1950 West Exchange Place, Tucker, GA. 

The 2015 class schedule is as follows:

Session #1 (Class C115) - Tuesday nights:   January 13th  through  March 10th

Session #2 (Class C415) - Tuesday nights:   April 16th  through  June 11th            

Session #3 (Class C715) - Thursday nights:   July 7th  through  September 1st  

The Final Exam/Drill for all Three Sessions will be held on Saturday October 10, 2015.  

For additional information about this Free program, please contact our Emergency Management Specialist
Robert Swanson at:  or by Phone (678) 406-7858


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For additional information about the National C.E.R.T. program, you can visit their website at: