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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Burnsville was the first city in Minnesota to organize motivated, volunteer residents into Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT).
What would you do if a tornado or other natural disaster devastated your neighborhood? Through CERT, residents are taught to work together in their neighborhoods to provide basic safety tasks until emergency services arrive.
In addition, the program increases residents' ability to safely help themselves, their family and their neighbors in the event of a local emergency or natural disaster.
CERT Training Information
Participants are trained in emergency and disaster preparedness, fire safety, medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology, team organization and terrorism identification, fire extinguisher use and how residents can help first responders during emergencies.
The training includes a simulated exercise where participants practice the skills that they have learned during the seven-session class.
All participants who complete the final training receive a certificate of completion and are formally recognized by the City Council at a regularly scheduled meeting.
The Burnsville Fire Department, in collaboration with the cities of Bloomington and Richfield, are offering CERT emergency skills training to teach residents how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters.
Friday, Nov. 15 | 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 17 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bloomington Fire Station No. 1
10 W. 95th St, Bloomington, Minn.
FREE for residents of Burnsville, Bloomington and Richfield
To register visit the
City of Bloomington's CERT page
or go to
and search for the keyword "CERT."
Sign up for
email notifications about upcoming CERT trainings
Assistant Fire Chief: Training/EMS
100 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337
City of Burnsville
Minnesota 100 Civic Center Pkwy Burnsville, MN 55337
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